The Petit Bleu de Gascogne is a French scenthound descended from the Grand Bleu de Gascogne. During the 1500’s, the Bleu de Gasconge was divided into two types. The existing Bleu de Gasconge was renamed the Grand Bleu de Gascogne and specialized in hunting large game such as deer, wolves and wild boar, while the Petit Bleu de Gascogne was trained to hunt smaller game such as rabbits.
Therefore the word petit in the breed name Petit Bleu de Gascogne does not signify the size of the dog, but the smaller size of the game it hunts.
Weight: 40–48 lbs (18.1-21.8 kg)
Height: Male: 20–23 in (52–58 cm) Female: 20–22 in (50–56 cm)
Coat: Short and thick.
Color: Blue ticked.
Life span: 10-12 years
Temperament: Affectionate, Happy, Relaxed.
Health: Susceptible to hip and elbow dysplasia. Some ear infections and entropion.
• Recognized by the United Kennel Club in 1991.
• The Petit Bleu de Gascogne is more popular than the Grand Bleu de Gascogne.
FCI: Group 6, Section 1.2 Scenthounds: Medium-sized #31