Gascon Blueticks are the biggest of the hounds, are bawl face, cold nose hounds that still have all the characteristic  that the old hounds once had. Males must be minimum 27 inch at shoulder, 90 lbs, 24 inch ear span and 32 inch girth. Females must be minimum 25 inch at shoulder, 75 lbs, 23 inch ear span and 30 inch girth. Only then can a hound be registered as a Gascon. Hounds are judged by an inspector from the association. If it passes inspection, it is registered as an AMERICAN BLUE GASCON and recorded in the stud files. I am an inspector for the ABGHA.