Bleu de Gascogne originates from France. We mention dogs with a bluish appearance from the 12th century in the region of Gascony. These were used for hunting wild boar, wolves, and also deer. The Bleu de Gascogne comes from crossings of old French dogs, including the Saint-Hubert dog.
Originally from Gascony, it also comes from Béarn, a region in the south of France. However, its true origin remains a mystery. Some claim that it is the fruit of the mix between the Bleus de Gascogne and the Bassets Saintongeois; others think it is the consequence of a mutation of the Grand Bleu de Gascogne.
Be that as it may, its breed was recognized at the beginning of the 20th century, with its first standard awarded in 1919. The species, after being discreet, came back in force in the early 1980s. The Fédération Cynologique Internationale recognized it October 30, 1963