In this article you will know the answer to the query “8 Dog Breeds That Start With Blue“.
Bluecoats are characteristic of several dog breeds.
The two most obvious breeds are the Weimaraners and Great Danes.
Even so there are far fewer dog breeds that have the word “blue” in their names than begin with the word.
My work has resulted in eight breeds
Here are three dog breeds that start with “blue” and five other dog breeds that include “blue” somewhere in their name.
There are three different types of blue coats on this list.
As an example Blue Lacys and Kerry Blue Terriers have a solid “blue” coat color. These colors look grey at first glance.
Dogs have black or red pigments in their coats that are controlled by genes.
The genes that “dilute” the black pigment in both parents are required to produce a solid blue coat.
In breeds such as the Bluetick Hound black mottled dots appear on white hair to create a blue coloration on the coat.
“Ticking” is another name for it.
Scientists do not fully understand how this is created but they are certain that the base layer is black and the top layer has mottled white dots.
Blue heelers for instance have roan coats which is the third type of coat color.
Roan and ticking differ in that the white areas are much more obvious in ticking.
The roan pattern of a dogs coat virtually obliterates any white area.
One can see white hairs on a coat from time to time.
Let me introduce you to the first dog breed that starts with the letter blue if your head is spinning from all of that science.
1. Bluetick Coonhound
Its the Bluetick Coonhound thats our first named blue breed.
These big all Americans are popular dogs in the southern states of America because of the spotted or mottled pattern on their coats.
Males might be as tall as 27 inches or 67 cm and weigh up to 80 lbs or 36 kgs.
Additionally they are loud- their barks and yowls can only be described as mournful as they chase a scent.
Double lives are led by these dogs.
During the day they will laze around or sleep but at night they become raccoon chasing machines.
Because of their ability to follow very old scents they are known as “cold noses.”
Exceptionally devoted to their owners they can keep going on a hunt for hours at a time.
You should beware if you think this is the ideal pet for your family.
Understimulated dogs can make your neighbors unpopular with their “choir” practice! These Coonhounds need vast amounts of exercise!
2. Blue Lacy
There is another American dog called the Blue Lacy.
Breeders tend to concentrate on the state of Texas where the breed was officially adopted as the state dog breed in 2005.
Though it is called the Blue Lacy there are three coat colors: solid blue solid red and tricolor.
Ranch dogs perform a variety of tasks including herding livestock and hunting wild hogs.
Adult males can be up to 53 cm or 21 inches tall and weigh up to 60 lbs or 23 kgs so they are not as large as Bluetick Coonhounds.
These dogs like Blueticks are incredibly hardy due to the harsh terrain in which they work.
In addition they are working dogs who will not make good family pets.
Unless you enjoy spending your weekends hunting wild hogs or herding cattle.
3. Blue Heelers
Whether its the rugged terrain of Texas or the unforgiving plains of Australia we have seen it all.
The Australian Cattle Dog is known by the nickname Blue Heeler.
It is a blue-mottled or speckled coat that gives it the name Blue.
These dogs are known as “Red Heelers” because they can also have red mottled coats.
In addition they are called heelers because they nip at the heels of reluctant cattle!
As with the Blue Lacy the Blue Heeler can reach a height of 51cm or 20 inches and can weigh up to 49 lbs or 22 kgs.
According to Stanley Coren Blue Heelers are among the top 10 intelligent breeds (out of 110).
Although these dogs might try to herd noisy young children in the same way that cattle do with a lot of care and attention they can become wonderful family dogs…
Taking them by surprise!
I will now present to you 5 breeds of dogs that contain the name “blue” or “Bleu” after having highlighted dog breeds that start with “Blue”.
5 breeds with blue in the name
1. Kerry Blue Terrier
Originally bred in Ireland to hunt vermin such as rats and foxes Kerrys were used for herding sheep and guarding before they were adapted for other purposes.
From a blackish shade to much lighter shades of silvery blue this breed comes in several shades.
During the first two years of a puppys life they remain black and will not develop a shade of blue.
This breed is distinctive from the color of their coat to their tight curls of hair (which are soft as wool) to the straight lines of their bodies and their beards.
These dogs are so rare that it is a real pity.
The Kerry Blue Terrier is ranked 129th out of 196 breeds on the AKC register.
They stand about 47 cm or 19 inches tall weigh about 18 kg or 40 pounds and require regular exercise.
You can enjoy them while watching TV while sitting on the sofa.
The four breeds I will present next all hail from a specific geographical region in France.
The Gascogne or Gascony region is primarily an agricultural region in the southwest of France.
D’Artagnan one of the three musketeers hailed from this region and it is located in Lourdes.
I would like to introduce you to the first blue breed.
2. Grand Bleu de Gascogne
An extremely large dog the Grand Bleu.
Typically standing up to 72cm (28 inches) tall and weighing upwards of 90 lbs (40.6 kgs) Grands are bred to hunt boar and deer.
In fact the Grand does not refer to the size of the dog but to the size of the game it hunts.
The creature has a large head long legs and drooping lips as well as a big muzzle.
There are areas containing large black patches on its blue coat which is a mixture of white and black. The muzzle and the paws can have a tan color.
George Washington compared the Grand Bleaus deep howl to Moscows bells just as he did with the Bluetick Coonhound.
In the United States this breed is more popular than in France.
3. Basset Bleu de Gascogne
What looks familiar to you? You’re looking at a “blue” Basset hound.
Having a height of 42 centimeters (17 inches) and weighing 40 pounds at the most. )
In the Middle Ages these dogs were descended from the Grand Bleu a dog with a long back and short legs.
There is no difference in coat or coloring. The dog has white hair with tiny mottled black spots as well as bigger patches of black elsewhere on his body.
These blue Bassets are much less common than the Grand Bleu outside of France.
Dogs of the Basset Bleus breed were developed to be slow-moving.
Doesnot that seem contradictory?
During the French Revolution (late 18th century) however ordinary people were able to hunt on foot because they could not afford horses.
Thus they were unable to keep up with a Grand Bleu but could keep up with a short-legged Basset Bleu.
4. Petit Bleu de Gascogne
Compared to my earlier point about the Grand Bleu this dog is smaller.
Petit and Grand refer not to the size of the dog but to the size of the prey it hunts.
Petit Bleu is a good bit shorter than its taller brother standing at a maximum height of 58 cm (23 inches).
Rather than hunting boar this breed mainly hunted rabbits and hares.
Besides that it has the same style and color of the coat and droopy ears as the Grand Bleu.
It is also an exclusively French breed like the Basset Bleu.
5. Griffon Bleu de Gascogne
Hunters with short hair became longer-haired hunters.
The Griffon Blue is the last of my French Blue breeds.
This dogs coat is similar to both the Grand and Petit in length.
The coat of this animal is long white mottled and has black patches on either side of the head and a white patch on top.
It has drooping ears that are a bit smaller.
There is no difference in height between it and a Petit Bleu.
All kinds of games can be hunted with it no matter how large or small.
Those are my five breeds with the name Blue in their name.
This is the perfect book for Francophiles everywhere.