Basset Artesien Normand Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Basset Artesien Normand so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginFrance flagFrance
Other Names
What other names does the Basset Artesien Normand have?
Basset Art sien NormandBasset Artesiano de NormandiaBasset Artésien NormandBasset NormanNorman Artesian BassetArtesian Norman Basset
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred

Basset Artesien Normand Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Basset Artesien Normand puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of a Basset Artesien Normand in the United States? How much money is a Basset Artesien Normand?

Where to buy a Basset Artesien Normand with a good pedigree?

$300-$500
If you choose to purchase the Basset Artesien Normand, 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 Basset Artesien Normand for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Basset Artesien Normand gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Basset Artesien Normand? How many Basset Artesien Normand are there in the world?
Average: The Basset Artesien Normand is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

Basset Artesien Normand Size

Size
Is a Basset Artesien Normand small, medium or large dog?

How big do Basset Artesien Normand get?

What is the average size of a Basset Artesien Normand?

Medium
Weight
How much does the Basset Artesien Normand weigh? How much should a Basset Artesien Normand weight? What is the normal weight of a Basset Artesien Normand? How much does a full-grown Basset Artesien Normand weight?
31-40 pounds (14-18 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Basset Artesien Normand?
35.5 pounds (16 kg)
Height
How tall is the Basset Artesien Normand? Basset Artesien Normand height:
12–14 inch (30–36 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Basset Artesien Normand?
13 inch (33 cm)

Basset Artesien Normand Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Basset Artesien Normand have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
Smooth
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper Basset Artesien Normand coats?
Orange and whiteOrange, tan and white
Grooming
How to groom the Basset Artesien Normand and how often? How often should I take my Basset Artesien Normand to the groomer?
Easy to groom: The Basset Artesien Normand doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Basset Artesien Normand is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.

Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Basset Artesien Normand dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Basset Art sien Normand? Do Basset Artesien Normand dogs shed a lot?
Basset Artesien Normand dogs 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.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Basset Artesien Normand need a bath? How often should you give a Basset Artesien Normand a bath? Can I bathe my Basset Artesien Normand every day?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup. According to a study, 56% of pet parents don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, and 60% use the sniff test when deciding when it’s bath time.

Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

Basset Artesien Normand Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Basset Artesien Normand have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
GentleIntelligentCourageousBiddable
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Basset Artesien Normand? Is the Basset Artesien Normand breed dumb or smart?
Average: It takes patience to teach this breed any tricks or commands, but the effort is worth it. They understand and remember new commands after an average of 25-40 repetitions.

The Basset Artesien Normand ranks average in the intelligence ranking of dogs.

Trainability
Are Basset Artesien Normand dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Basset Artesien Normand?
Basset Artesien Normand dogs are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Average: Basset Artesien Normands, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark in excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Basset Artesien Normand sensitivity:
Basset Artesien Normand dogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music.

Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally by moderate punishment.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Basset Artesien Normand a good family dog?
High: Basset Artesien Normand dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dogs for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Basset Art sien Normand need? Basset Artesien Normand social needs:
Basset Artesien Normand dogs need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Basset Artesien Normand dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Basset Art sien Normand bark?
Low to Average: The Basset Artesien Normand rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Watchdog Ability
Is Basset Artesien Normand good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Basset Artesien Normand dogs are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and a sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Basset Artesien Normand dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Basset Artesien Normand dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Basset Artesien Normand dogs are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect its territory so the Basset Artesien Normand can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Basset Artesien Normand will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Basset Artesien Normand bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Basset Art sien Normand? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Basset Artesien Normand? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Basset Artesien Normand 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.)
Bite Force
Does the Basset Artesien Normand has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Basset Artesien Normand? How much bite force does a Basset Artesien Normand have?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Basset Artesien Normand bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.

The Basset Artesien Normand, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained.

However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.

Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Basset Artesien Normand do?
Basset Artesien Normand dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Basset Artesien Normand dogs need to be taught a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Basset Artesien Normand to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Basset Artesien Normand roam?
The wanderlust potential of the Basset Artesien Normand is strong enough to escape from home. They have 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.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Basset Artesien Normand have high prey drive?
Basset Artesien Normand dogs have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Basset Artesien Normand good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Basset Artesien Normand in an apartment?
Very house-friendly dog the Basset Artesien Normand breed. It's good if you have a small garden where he can go out and do his business, but it's not important at all. You can get enough exercise with one or two walks a day, so keeping them indoors shouldn't be a problem.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Basset Artesien Normand dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Basset Artesien Normand be left alone? How long can you leave a Basset Artesien Normand alone?
Basset Artesien Normand dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Basset Artesien Normand Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Basset Artesien Normand temperament with other people:
Basset Artesien Normand dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Basset Artesien Normand dogs get along with other pets? Are Basset Artesien Normand dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Basset Artesien Normand dogs are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Basset Artesien Normand dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Basset Artesien Normand temperament with children:
Basset Artesien Normand dogs are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Basset Artesien Normand dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Basset Artesien Normand breed live with a cat?
Basset Artesien Normand dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Basset Artesien Normand good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Basset Artesien Normand dogs get along with other dogs?
Basset Artesien Normand dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Basset Artesien Normand breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Basset Artesien Normand breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Basset Artesien Normand dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Basset Artesien Normand dogs good office canines? Do Basset Artesien Normand dogs make good office-friendly pets? Can they be office dogs?
No
Basset Artesien Normand is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Basset Artesien Normand dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Basset Art sien Normand temperament with senior people? Are Basset Artesien Normand dogs good for elderly owners?
Basset Artesien Normands are usually recommended for elderly people.

Basset Artesien Normand Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Basset Artesien Normand dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Basset Artesien Normands tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Basset Artesien Normand breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Basset Artesien Normand breed? Most common health risks of Basset Artesien Normand:
Back IssuesEar InfectionsEye InfectionsJoint Problems
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Basset Artesien Normand breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Basset Artesien Normand see the vet?
Frequent
The Basset Artesien Normand should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Basset Artesien Normand dogs live? How old can a Basset Artesien Normand be? What is the age limit of the Basset Artesien Normand? How many years can the oldest Basset Artesien Normand live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Basset Artesien Normand?

How long is the lifespan of a Basset Artesien Normand?

13-15 years
The average lifespan of Basset Artesien Normand: 14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Basset Artesien Normand breed hypoallergenic?
No
Basset Artesien Normand dogs 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 Basset Artesien Normand have? What is the activity level of the Basset Artesien Normand?
Basset Artesien Normand dogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Basset Artesien Normand need? How much exercise do Basset Artesien Normand dogs require per day?

Do Basset Artesien Normand dogs need a lot of exercises?

Basset Artesien Normand dogs have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long ones on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Basset Artesien Normand breed need?
Basset Artesien Normand dogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Basset Artesien Normand need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Basset Artesien Normand breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Basset Artesien Normand? How much food should I feed my Basset Artesien Normand?
2.5 to 4 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Basset Artesien Normand risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Basset Artesien Normand'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 Basset Artesien Normand weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur. Dogs with a double coat of fur have a layer of fur that insulates their skin and helps protect them from the cold and the heat.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Low 🔽

The Basset Artesien Normand has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Basset Artesien Normand drool?
The Basset Artesien Normand is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Basset Artesien Normand could be a perfect 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 minimum compared to others, just like the Basset Artesien Normand.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Basset Artesien Normand As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Basset Artesien Normand be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

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).

Basset Artesien Normand is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Basset Artesien Normand be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Basset Artesien Normand be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed is 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 people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Basset Artesien Normand is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Basset Artesien Normand be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. 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.

Basset Artesien Normand is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Basset Artesien Normand be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Basset Artesien Normand is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Basset Artesien Normand be a boat dog?

Not really

Basset Artesien Normand breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Basset Artesien Normand 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.

Basset Artesien Normand is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Basset Artesien Normand dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Basset Artesien Normand Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Basset Artesien Normand pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Basset Artesien Normand breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Basset Artesien Normand: 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 female 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 female’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.

Litter Frequency

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 Basset Artesien Normand have in a litter? How many puppies can the Basset Artesien Normand breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Basset Artesien Normand have? How many puppies can a Basset Artesien Normand give birth to?
4 to 6 puppies

Basset Artesien Normand Recognition

AKC Group
Is Basset Artesien Normand recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Basset Artesien Normand recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Basset Artesien Normand breed?
American Canine RegistryAmerica's Pet RegistryContinental Kennel ClubDog Registry of America Inc.Federation Cynologique InternationaleNational Kennel ClubAmerican Canine Association, Inc.

Basset Artesien Normand Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Apartment Friendly: Very house-friendly dog the Basset Artesien Normand breed.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Basset Artesien Normand doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Basset Artesien Normand is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The Basset Artesien Normand has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Watchdog Ability: Basset Artesien Normand dogs are good watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Basset Artesien Normand dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Basset Artesien Normand dogs are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Basset Artesien Normands are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Basset Artesien Normand dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Health Issues: Basset Artesien Normands tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
  • Hypoallergenic: Basset Artesien Normand dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Basset Artesien Normand's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: The wanderlust potential of the Basset Artesien Normand is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Basset Artesien Normand dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Office Friendly: Basset Artesien Normand is not the best dog breed for office environment.

Basset Artesien Normand History

The Basset Artesien Normand, also known as the Basset Artesien Normand, is one of six French Basset breeds distinguished by their short legs. The Basset Artesien Normand is a descendant of several French hunting hounds, particularly those from Artois and Normandy, has a long-running and interesting history. While the breed is quite rare outside of France, the Basset Artesien Normand is one of the most popular breeds in its home country.

The phrase "basset hound" refers to a particular breed of dog in the English language. We recognize it as a mini bloodhound with tricolor, lemon, and white markings. It is the mascot for the Hush Puppy shoe brand, and also represented in the cartoon character Droopy. The term "basset" simply refers to a dwarf hound. Dwarf dogs have shorter legs in proportion to their body size, and they are seen in a wide range of breeds. They can readily be "grafted" onto different strains through crossbreeding. Short-legged hounds are very excellent for hunting rabbits and hares while on foot, and especially if the hunter is armed. Short-legged hounds will apply pressure on the prey and push it out into the open, where it may be shot, or slow-moving hounds will apply pressure to the prey to keep the pursuit going.

Hunting with hounds became extremely popular among Europe's elite, especially Britain during the Middle Ages and still is since then. This sport became one of Europe's ruling class's most essential, if not the most significant, forms of recreation. Hunting with hounds was not only a method for the nobles to unwind, but it was also a means for them to socialize and debate political issues. Friendships and companionship formed during the hunt would frequently blossom into personal and political ties. Millions of people across Europe were affected by the decisions made over hunts. The sport was especially popular in the areas that are now part of France and in the British Isles, although until the 1870s,  there wasn’t any native British basset breed. The British sporting men used harriers and beagles to hunt hares and rabbits. These were all longer-legged dogs with a lot of stamina. A beagle pack was normally associated with the country's most prestigious boarding school. Even today, Eton has a well-known beagle pack, which was used to expose the elite's sons to the sport of sporting hounds.

Many French breeds originate in the Middle Ages or the early Renaissance. Unfortunately, little if any records were kept, thus the origins of most of these breeds will remain a mystery for the foreseeable future. The first breed in France, about official records, were kept are the Saint Hubert Hound (or Bloodhound as called in England). Their breeding program by the monks of the Saint Hubert Monastery started sometime between 750 and 900. By the end of the Middle Ages, the Saint Hubert Hound had spread throughout France and had a significant impact on the evolution of nearly all other French Hound breeds. Other French breeds, such as the now-extinct Chien Gris and the Grand Bleu de Gascogne,  also became widely dispersed and influential in France.

Northern France gave birth to a number of distinct breeds. The Normand, which originated in Normandy, was one such breed. These dogs were long, graceful, and had scrolled ears. Picardy or Chien d'Artois were the names of two additional breeds. The Artois hound (or "Chien d'Artois") earned a reputation as a great hare hound in French history. Because this section of northern France is only a short distance from England, some of these dogs are thought to be the forerunners of the contemporary beagle. But the British were uninterested in obtaining any of the basset breeds for hunting purposes. The British, on the other hand, had no interest in any of the basset breeds for hunting purposes. However, in the surrounding Normandy province, a basset breed was bred specifically for hunting hares on foot. The “Basset d'Artois” was created by grafting the basset characteristic onto the now-extinct Normand hound, and then adding the same feature to the Artois hound. Although these two breeds have now been united to become the contemporary Basset Artesien-Normand, they were once separate. The front legs of the Normand breed were crooked, whereas the Artois had longer legs.

By the 1600s, both the Normand and the Chien d’Artois were found in Basset forms. The Basset Artesien Normand was created when local breeders mixed the two breeds around those times. Other local Artesian and Norman hounds, as well as other Basset breeds, are believed to have been crossed.

Breeding of the Basset Artesien Normand became standardized in 1870 since then only the smooth-coated, short-legged modern variety of the dogs exist. Most French hound breeds became extinct or in serious numerical decline as a result of the French Revolution and two World Wars. This trend is still going on today, as hunting with hound packs is becoming less and less popular.Although the Basset Artesien Normand is still in relatively good shape from this perspective. In their homeland, the breed has long been a popular companion dog, and it is still the most popular Basset breed in France. The Basset Artesian Normand, like many other dog breeds, is today mostly kept as a companion animal or a show dog, rather than being utilized for its original role as a pack hunter.

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