Basset Bleu de Gascogne
Excellent hunting breed. Often mislabeled as a blue tick and basset hound hybrid. This couldn't be farther from the truth. Descendant of the Grand Bleu de Gascogne.
Temperament: Lively, Agile, Curious, Active, Happy, Affectionate
During the early 19th century the breed nearly became extinct with a declining popularity in hunting. However, the breed was saved and revived by the work of Alain Bourbon.The Basset Bleu de Gascogne descended directly from the old breed of Grand Bleu de Gascogne. The exact origin of the breed is debated, one theory is that it is a cross of the Grand Bleu with the Saintongeois Basset, another theory is that the Basset Bleu is a natural mutation of the Grand combined with selective breeding for shorter legs in order to slow down the breed.