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Artois Hound Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Artois Hound so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginFrance
Other Names
What other names does the Artois Hound have? The dog breed also known as...
Chien d’Artois, Picard, Briquet
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Artois Hound recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Artois Hound recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section.
Price
How much does the Artois Hound puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Artois Hound price:
$1000-$1200
If you choose to purchase the Artois Hound, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Artois Hound for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Artois Hound gets to a happy place.

History

The Artois Hound, also known as Chein d’Artois, has a long history, dating back as early as the 15th century and they are believed to have descended from the dogs of St. Hubert’s, which were very similar to the modern Bloodhound. However, the breed was developed in the north of France, so people assume that it was mixed with a number of English hounds over the years. There is even some speculation that the Artois Hound may have contributed to the creation of the Beagle in England.

Furthermore, in its earliest years, this breed actually encompassed two breeds, a Basset Hound-type and a larger Picardy Hound, the pair of which shared many characteristics but largely differed in overall size and stature. By the 1600s, however, the larger Picards took the Chein d’Artois name and came in two sizes, large and small, with the latter being much common. They looked a bit different than the Artois Hounds we know today, as in those days they were white with fawn and grey markings, notably lighter in shade than modern tricolors. Moreover, in the late 1500s and early 1600s, their popularity increased thanks to French nobility, who revered the breed for their exceptional tracking abilities. The breed tends to hunt in a small pack and is particularly adept in the pursuit of hare, foxes, and boar. They were often given as gifts to other members of the nobility and many accounts of nobles and hunters began to flourish in this era, almost all of it including high praise of the breed for its skillset and excellent temperament. Unfortunately, by the 19th century, the breed’s popularity started to decrease due to the rise in popularity of breeds like the English Foxhound, which was fashionably imported as the next best hunting breed. This left many traditional French breeds behind. As their numbers fell, so did their purity, as their limited population caused the need for crossbreeding with those like the now-extinct Normand Hounds to help maintain dwindling numbers. While this did help the population stabilize, the infusion of other larger, taller breeds with scroll-type ears vastly changed the Artois Hound’s overall appearance until far removed from their original aesthetic by the end of the century. Many intense breeding efforts were undertaken by experts and enthusiasts alike but any small success was short-lived, as both WWI and WWII decimated their numbers to near extinction. Fortunately, in the 1970s, a man named M. Audrechy took to the task of finding as many pure dogs as possible and began a new breeding program that aimed at returning the breed to its original look. While the modern Artois Hounds still maintain darker shades than the originals, Audrechy’s efforts largely paid off, taking the breed back to the original characteristics first written about in accounts from centuries before. Since then, their numbers have increased to a healthier level and today around 500 are registered with the Federation Cynologique Internationale. In 2006, they were finally recognized by the United Kennel Club and continue to be used as both hunters and companions.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Artois Hound size:
Large
Weight
How much does the Artois Hound weigh? Artois Hound weight:
55-75 pounds (25-34 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Artois Hound? Artois Hound average weight:
65 pounds (29.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Artois Hound? Artois Hound height:
20-24 inch (51-61 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Artois Hound average height:
22 inch (56 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Artois Hound have? What does this canine coat look like?
Dense
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Artois Hound's coat?
WhiteDark FawnBlack
Grooming
How to groom the Artois Hound and how often?
Average: The Artois Hound requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential. Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Artois Hound, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Artois Hound dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Chien d’Artois? Artois Hound shedding level:
Artois Hounds shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Artois Hound have? What characteristics does the breed have?
IntelligentPersistentFastHappyLivelyBalancedFriendlyDocileFamiliarFaithful
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Artois Hound? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Artois Hound's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Artois Hound dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Artois Hounds aren't famous for their trainability. This breed needs more time and repetition to obey. It's challenging to teach them new commands, but not impossible.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Artois Hound is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Artois Hound sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Artois Hounds don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Artois Hounds are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Chien d’Artois need? Artois Hound social needs:
Artois Hounds are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Artois Hound dogs bark a lot? Why does my Picard bark?
Average: The Artois Hound barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Artois Hound good as a watchdog?
Artois Hounds are not the best watchdogs. They aren't very territorial and protective about their property, so they probably won't alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Artois Hound dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Artois Hounds are not the best to protect their territory. Better to have the protection of your house and property supervised by others.
Biting Potential
Do Artois Hound bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Chien d’Artois? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Artois Hound? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Artois Hound has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Artois Hound do?
Artois Hounds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Artois Hounds need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Artois Hound to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Artois Hound roam?
Artois Hounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Artois Hound have high prey drive?
Artois Hounds have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Artois Hounds are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Artois Hound good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Artois Hounds are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle. They need to be outside in the garden, or you must walk them for a few hours every day.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Artois Hounds adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Artois Hounds do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog
Where Artois Hound dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Artois Hounds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Artois Hound dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Artois Hound and children:
Artois Hounds are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Artois Hound dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Artois Hounds are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Artois Hound good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Artois Hound dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Artois Hounds are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Artois Hound can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Artois Hounds good office dogs? Do Artois Hounds make good office friendly dogs? Can Artois Hounds be office dogs?
No
Artois Hound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Artois Hound dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Chien d’Artois temperament with senior people? Are Artois Hound dogs good for elderly owners?
Artois Hounds are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Artois Hound dogs get along with other pets? Are Artois Hound dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Artois Hounds are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Artois Hound breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Artois Hounds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Artois Hound be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Artois Hound is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Artois Hound be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Artois Hound is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Artois Hound be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Artois Hound is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Artois Hound be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Artois Hound is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Artois Hound be a boat dog?
Not really
Artois Hound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Artois Hound be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Artois Hound is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Artois Hound dogs have health problems?
Artois Hounds are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Health Problems
What health problems does the Artois Hound breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Artois Hound breed? Health risks of Artois Hound:
Anesthesia SensitivityBloatCryptorchidismEar InfectionsElbow DysplasiaHip DysplasiaPrimary Lens Luxation
Life Expectancy
How long do Artois Hound dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Artois Hound be?
13-15 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Artois Hound breed hypoallergenic?
No
Artois Hounds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Artois Hound have?
Artois Hounds are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Artois Hound dogs require per day?
Artois Hounds need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Artois Hounds are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Artois Hound need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
3/4 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Artois Hound risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Artois Hound's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Artois Hound's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Artois Hound has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Artois Hound drool?
The Artois Hound is a perfect example for low drooling tendency. If you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, the Artois Hound could be a good choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool less than others, just like the Artois Hound. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Artois Hound: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Artois Hound have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Artois Hound have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
5-7 puppies

Pros & Cons of Artois Hound

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Artois Hound's has great intelligence.
  • Health Issues: Artois Hounds are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Drooling tendency: The Artois Hound is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
  • Adaptability: Artois Hounds adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Artois Hounds are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Artois Hounds are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Artois Hounds are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cons
  • Trainability: Artois Hounds aren't famous for their trainability.
  • Hypoallergenic: Artois Hounds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Artois Hounds are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Average to High.
  • Watchdog Ability: Artois Hounds are not the best watchdogs.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Artois Hounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Artois Hounds do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Office Friendly: Artois Hound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Artois Hounds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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