It appeared at the end of the 19th century through crossbreeding between the Grand Bleu de Gascogne, Basset Artesian Normand and Briquet. It is rarely found.
It is a small-sized, strong, robust dog with a long body and short legs. The head is long, narrow, the skull is round and has a long muzzle with a big, black nose. The eyes are big, oval and dark brown. The ears are placed low on the skull, below the eye line and they are very long, delicate, straight and drooping. It has a deep, wide chest, big, strong feet. The tail is quite long, with a curved tip. The fur has short, thick, not too fine hair. It is white with black patches creating a bluish look, with big black and fawn patches.
It is an intelligent, sociable, friendly dog, with a very good sense of smell, gentle, tough and independent. It is attached and devoted to its master, friendly with children, even with strangers. Being raised with other dogs from an early age, it has no problem accepting them. Being used to other household animals, it gets along well with them. It likes barking.
This dog's fur must be brushed occasionally with a rubber brush to remove dead hairs. The claws should be kept short and the ears clean.
It adapts to the conditions offered. It feels better in an enclosed yard where it can exercise. Special attention should be given to the fact that the dog may run off if catching the scent of prey. If it is kept in an apartment it must be taken out for daily walks. It needs socialization and training.
Even if it has independent thinking, with a firm, consistent, gentle and patient training, good results can be obtained. It needs to be socialized from an early age with household animals.
It's a good hunting dog for rabbits, deer and is also a pleasant companion.