The French are crazy about pets. They have a famous TV program called “30 million amis (30 million friends)” that is all about them. Dog ownership is actually decreasing (there are around 7.5 million in France) though they’re still very popular. You’ll recognise the most popular breeds of dogs in France (German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Yorkshire Terriers, etc.) but there are still a few breeds “made in France”. Here are few you’ve probably never heard of!
French Breed 1: “Basset Bleu de Gascogne (Blue Gascony Basset Hound)”
These cute basset hounds also have larger brothers “Les Grands Bassets Bleus de Gascogne”. Gascony is situated in the South West of France, famous for it’s Bordeaux wine.