Basset Bleu de Gascogne dog breed<<<< Back to dog breeds
- Country: France
- Group: Hounds
- Weight: 15-20 kg
- Height: 30-40 cm
- Colors: Tricolor, black, blue, blue-black
- Training: easy to train
- Grooming: easy to groom
- Grooming: agile, curious, active, loving
- Health: prone to twisting stomach
- Litter size: 6 - 8 puppies
- Lifespan: 12 - 14 years
- Other names: Basset Bleu de Gascogne Dog, Basset de Gascogne dog
Basset Bleu de Gascogne is a working dog, framed breed group used for hunting, but also as pets.
The origins of this breed, created through numerous crossings are very controversial.
The present form of the race has been built up by the Griffon breeds and blue Gascogne, early last century, a French breeder, and he has been specializing both rabbits and deer hunting, and the game birds.
Throughout its evolution, this dog has been steady improvement both in terms of the morphological and the preservation of its qualities, so called the "dog Midi".
It is called The King of Hounds.
Food Basset de Gascogne
To avoid health problems caused by diet, such as the stomach, it is better to feed the animal at regular intervals. Avoid corn, which is not recommended for dogs and foods that cause gas.
Never change suddenly and totally one type of food to another, that will trigger unpleasant reactions forthwith.
It is normal and such a phenomenon, taking into account that the body adapts slowly and gradually a certain formula feeding and remains dependent for longer or shorter specificity by interdependent processes that are triggered in the wider context digestion.
The quality of food is reflected in vitamins, minerals and proteins that consumed most dogs they take in different types of meat.
The amount of food varies from individual to individual, it varies depending on age and activity level. Aware and fatty acids. Basset de Gascogne is a dog prone to obesity.
Remember to provide fresh water at discretion to quench thirst.
Description Basset de Gascogne
The general appearance is that of Basset dog, a breed is considered large, but low rise, quite full-bodied but not heavy dog. Body size must meet some major proportions, ie, the height at the withers / body length = 5/8; height chest / height at withers = 2/3. The height at the withers is 34-38 cm and weight 25 kg 22 kg males and females.
The skin of this dog is soft, supple, black or mottled with black patches, never entirely white. Mucous membranes and hairless areas are also black. The hair is very short, not very coarse, profusely.
Coat color can be black and white, with a blue slate reflex, or not marked with black spots more or less obvious. Two black spots are usually present on each side of the head, including the ears and eyes, but not found in the head but leaves a white stripe in the middle of which is the small black spot, oval feature race.
Two tan more or less living are placed above the upper arch eye lining the eyes. There are also fire lines on the cheeks, on the inner ears, limbs and tail.
The head is slightly domed forehead and not too wide, with apparent occipital protuberance. Seen from above, the back of the skull is oval. The forehead is full. The stop is less obvious. The nose is black, broad, nostrils open.
The lips are drooping, covering well the lower jaw and giving the muzzle a square profile extremity. Corners are well marked without being loose. Jaws scissor bite, with the incisors well implanted in the jaw, perpendicular to the long axis of the net.
The cheeks are dry, skin folds can present one 1-2. The eyes are oval, seeming slightly sunken, dark brown with a look of mild, slightly sad.
The ears are characteristic blue dogs are fine, pendulous, rounded ends and length, their peaks exceed nose tip. Engage properly, set high on the head, above the eyes. The tail is quite long, slightly curved, with moderate hairiness hair.
The body of this dog shows behind long, but solid, its short, well set slightly oblique croup. The chest is wide, long and deep thorax, sternum quite prominent caudal to the front and well extended.
The tail is well set on, carried "in blade sword", the rest must reach the top soil easily. Dog's forelegs are strong, may have a slight curvature which is permitted. Shoulder is strong, muscled, without being heavy and oblique, are well elbows close to the body. Hind legs, seen from behind, must have assurance vertical line, passing through the point buttock, the middle leg, shank, metatarsus and foot.
The thigh is long and muscular. Hocks wide, slightly curved caught quite low. Metatarsus is short and strong. The feet are oval, slightly elongated, with dry fingers, firmly attached, pads; (pads) and nails are black. Mersurile are uniform and quite lax.
Behavior Basset de Gascogne
It's a dog with a very fine smell, active, energetic and very mobile.
It has a special technique to hunt and loves to scream and easy whet the prey. This dog is trainable, intelligent and curious, obedient, affectionate and cheerful.
It is an excellent companion, but who needs regular exercise movement. It can easily train to be a reliable guardian.
Training Basset de Gascogne
They are very intelligent dogs that are easy and suitable dreseaza and the training of security and defense, as some dogs warriors.
Characteristics Basset de Gascogne
Basset hound blue Gascogne is used both for hunting by shooting, and in the hunt at the hunting.
Copies can be used alone or in packs.
Hunting rabbits and deer are predilection.
Health Basset de Gascogne
Being a breed with a deep chest, stomach are prone to twisting. The average lifespan is 12 years.
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