Male American Blue Gascon Hounds can get as tall as 27 inches to 30 inches at the shoulder, while female ones are a bit smaller with a height of between 25 inches to 28 inches.
In addition, the minimum weight for male American Blue Gascon Hounds is approximately 90 lbs, while that of females is 75 lbs.
Here are some physical characteristics of the American Blue Gascon Hound.
American Blue Gascon Hounds have a robust and slightly oval skull with very few traces of skin folds or loose skin. In males, the skull length measures 10 to 12 inches, while it measures between 9 to 10 inches in females.
Their muzzles are heavy, prolonged, and have deep square flies. In addition, their nostrils are well developed, large, and always black.
An American Blue Gascon Hound features narrow, long, and thin ears hanging in a roll and pointed at the tip. The distance across the head or the ear span is between 24 inches to 28 inches in males and 23 inches to 27 inches in females.
Their eyes are black or dark brown, without much haw, round, and not deeply set.
The necks of American Blue Gascon Hounds are muscular with minimum dewlap, of medium length, are slightly rounded at the prominence. Their shoulders are muscular, flexible, and sloppy, and have robust construction.
Their chest is large with great depth and breadth indicative of great stamina and endurance levels. In males, the minimum girth measurement is 32 inches wide, while it’s about 30 inches for females.
Their back has a moderate length that is also muscular and strong. Their tails are of medium length, hairy, carried high, and are located slightly below the backline.
Thighs are curved to a point and well-muscled, crop full, and curved to the point of joining thighs. Their feet are slightly oval-shaped, deeply padded, compact, and robust.
Coat Colors And Patterns
The coats of American Blue Gascon Hounds are very thick, short, and dense enough to withstand the different weather conditions.
These hounds are born with white coats with a black mark, and as they grow older, the color continues to darken. However, different color variations are available, including black on blue markings, all blue and tan trim.
The marking doesn’t exceed 30% of the body color, is always irregular, and comes in numerous patterns. Once they get older, their colors have darker shades, including blue-black, roan mottled steel blue, blue brindle, griddle, or blue tick. In addition, the tan points and black may be eliminated.
Why Do They Call It A Blue Tick Hound?
The name “Blue Tick Hound” was used to describe dogs having a dark blue coat with a mottled or ticking pattern coat color of blue tick, which is similar to the coat characteristics a Bluetick Coonhound has.