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Basset Bleu de Gascogne Breeder

If you are wondering what is the right dog for you, this is the place to be. In this introductory forum we talk about topics such as breed vs. mix, size, age, grooming, breeders, shelters, rescues as well as requirements for exercise, space and care. No question is too silly here. This particular forum is for getting and giving helpful, nice advice. It is definitely not a forum for criticizing someone else's opinion, knowledge or advice. This forum is all about tail wagging and learning.

  
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y

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Barked: Fri Jul 6, '12 8:37pm PST 
ROFL. laugh out loud I'm sure people have LOADS of experience with Basset Bleu so that they can say without a doubt they have nothing interesting!!

I've oft wondered why people wanted to get Miniature Schnauzers, I think they're like clunky Miniature Pinschers with more maintenance. What's the draw besides the beard? puppy

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Elsa

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Barked: Sat Jul 7, '12 11:07am PST 
Actually Basset Bleus are doing what Basset Hounds were originally bred to do. Bleus have tighter skin and more lithe bodies while still having the long ears and great nose for tracking. They also are excellent companions with a longer lifespan than American Basset Hounds. Also they are still short and smaller than other trackers like bloodhounds.
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Barked: Sat Jul 7, '12 6:13pm PST 
LOL the consequences of fingers getting ahead of the brain when you are trying to beat a dying battery. Obviously bassets are not herdy but they are drivey (in their own slow way). I should have included them in the stumpy drivey category separate from the stumpy herdy category. Everything I've read says that the Basset Bleu de Gascogne is a french basset. Thus I don't really see the difference besides the color (which is very stunning). If the OP wants one then neat, I'm just curious what brought them to that choice. Especially if it requires searching so extensively.


"I've oft wondered why people wanted to get Miniature Schnauzers, I think they're like clunky Miniature Pinschers with more maintenance. What's the draw besides the beard?"


On what planet does this 10" 8 lb dog http://www.google.com/imgres?q=akc+ch+miniature+pincher&hl=en&client =safari&rls=en&biw=1435&bih=699&tbm=isch&tbnid=VJ_ld4qxffVHrM:&imgre furl=http://www.freedoglistings.com/details.aspx%3Ft%3D0%26id%3D2001 5&docid=mIK0GYld5KBAZM&imgurl=http://www.freedoglistings.com/pics/pu ppies-breeders-rescue/020015_MDA_Austin-BOBBISS-2010.jpg&w=250&h=250 &ei=F9z4T6T3AYmm8gSxpOjEBg&zoom=1 and this 14" 17 lb dog http://www.google.com/imgres?q=akc+ch+miniature+schnauzer&um=1&hl=en &client=safari&sa=N&rls=en&biw=1435&bih=699&tbm=isch&tbnid=Wt6GXKkUm yHvtM:&imgrefurl=http://www.premierschnauzers.com/stud_dog.htm&docid =cMSMtknsV0rj1M&imgurl=http://www.premierschnauzers.com/Beau%252520w eb.jpg&w=720&h=480&ei=Rdz4T8zSNpOo8gSFn_z8Bg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=186& vpy=165&dur=206&hovh=183&hovw=275&tx=186&ty=75&sig=10591221481078783 4601&page=1&tbnh=155&tbnw=206&start=0&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0,i:7 5 look similar?

Comparing them to a min pin is hilarious. While the pin was originally bred to hunt vermin they are tiny and incredibly fragile. While there are exceptions, the vast majority could not stand up to the rigors of a true performance home that included agility, obedience, dock diving, and earth dog work (all of which my schnauzer will eventually title in). I would never let a min pin play with 80 lb dogs or go out to the barn (both things that my schnauzer enjoys daily). So the appeal is having a dog that is actually capable of working. Plus it doesn't hurt that the breed (when bred to true AKC standards) is absolutely stunning.
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Barked: Sat Jul 7, '12 7:15pm PST 
I see the sarcasm was lost on you.. but indeed, Miniature Pinschers under FCI are still classified with other Pinschers, not Toy, and are much more thicker and sturdier. My minpin lived with 2 dogs over 80lbs up until recently, and regularly goes to the dog park with dogs that size or larger.

And functionally they did actually live out in the barns with the cows and horses. smile

But on what planet does a Basset Bleu resemble a Corgi? shrug

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Barked: Sat Jul 7, '12 7:54pm PST 
short, stumpy, cute? Probably on the same planet that pins and schnauzers look the same.
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Elsa

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Barked: Sun Jul 8, '12 7:04am PST 
As I said I am looking for a hunting hound- Basset bleus are renowned overseas for their hunting abilities. American Bassets used to be but sadly, have been inbred and overbred to have such sagging skin and drooping eyes. Basset hounds 50 years ago looked very different from the Bassets of today which are bred mostly just for companionship. So really the bleu is more like the old time basset hounds of America.
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