||One of the larger French hunting hounds with aristocratic long head, characteristic head markings and distinctive colour.
||Black marked on a white base but covered entirely with black mottling which gives a blue appearance. Two black marks are found on head, covering each ear, enveloping eyes and stopping at cheeks. Blaze also mottled, but a small black mark is often found on skull, a characteristic of the breed. Above each eye a spot of tan gives breed 'four-eyed' effect. Tan marks also found on cheeks, lips, inside ears, on legs and under tail. Some hounds completely mottled, but always have required tan marks.
||Smooth, weather resistant and not too short.
||Highly developed sense of smell and deep bay
||Gentle and kind.
||Coat care is simple; a brush to remove dead coat and a rub with a chamois leather to bring up the shine; a little boiled linseed in the feed will enhance the black and tan and give a real gleam.
||The Grand Bleu de Gascogne loves a good run and need a lot of exercise. However, if it picks up an interesting scent, you may find it difficult to get its attention. They have an incredible level of stamina and can walk for hours on end. They would greatly enjoy hiking with you, but keep in mind their urge to investigate any interesting scent.
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