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Griffon bleu de Gascogne

Griffon bleu de Gascogne
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Overview

The Griffon Bleu de Gascogne is a breed of dog originating from the southwestern region of France. They were bred for hunting small game, such as rabbits and hares, and are known for their keen sense of smell and tenacity in the field. 

Temperament

Griffon Bleu de Gascognes are known for being lively and energetic, with a friendly and affectionate personality. They make good family pets and are generally good with children and other animals. However, they can be quite independent and stubborn, so early socialization and training is important to prevent any behavior issues.

Lifespan

The average lifespan of a Griffon Bleu de Gascogne is around 12 to 14 years.

Shedding

The Griffon Bleu de Gascogne has a short, dense coat that sheds moderately year-round. Weekly brushing with a slicker brush can help control shedding and keep their coat healthy and shiny.

Training

Training a Griffon Bleu de Gascogne can be challenging due to their independent nature, but with patience and consistency, they can learn a variety of commands and tricks. Positive reinforcement techniques work best, as these dogs respond well to praise and rewards.

Puppy

When getting a Griffon Bleu de Gascogne puppy, it's important to ensure that they come from a reputable breeder who provides health clearances for the parents. Socialization and training should begin at a young age to prevent any behavior issues later in life. Puppies should be fed a high-quality diet appropriate for their age and size, and given plenty of exercise and playtime to keep them healthy and happy.

Griffon Bleu de Gascogne is a friendly and energetic breed that can make a great companion for an active family. With proper training and socialization, they can thrive as pets and excel in hunting and other activities.

Breed Information

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Origin:France
Breed Group:Scenthound (UKC)
Size:Medium
Type:Cross Breed
Life span:12-15 years
Temperament:Affectionate
Alert
Energetic
Friendly
Independent
Lively
Loyal
Height:Males: 19.5-22.5 inches
Female: 19-21.5 inches
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Colors:Black & White
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Puppy Price:Average $400 - $600 USD

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