Artois Hound dog breed<<<< Back to dog breeds
- Country: France
- Group: Hounds
- Weight: 25 - 30 kg
- Height: 50-58 cm
- Colors: Tricolor: black, white, brown
- Training: is made with patience and perseverance
- Grooming: short coat requires regular brushing
- Temperament: strong, energetic, brave, loyal
- Health: No health problems
- Litter size: 8 - 15 puppies
- Lifespan: 12 - 15 years
- Other names: Hounds of Artois, Artois dog, Chien d'Artois
Artois Hound of the Hound is the younger brother of Saint Hubert. This dog breed was appreciated by the royal courts during the reigns of Luduvic 12th and Henry 4th.
Today's popularity declined in May and is a rare breed. Bloodhound is descended from. Over time the breed has undergone some surgery and was to disappear, but helps keep pure.
In the Mid 20th century the breed almost disappeared. In the '70s Mr. Audrechy in particular decided to reconstruct the breed specimens left. Now there are about 500 copies purebred.
At the moment the race is not standardized or classified in any organization.
Food Artois Hound
Not particularly demanding and greedy appetite and amounts of food that needs fits into the normal range.
It is preferable that food be thoroughly cooked managed to reach the stage of porridge and normal rations contain both meat products, cereals, vegetables, dairy, eggs and sometimes fruit.
Food can be administered in two portions, morning and evening. The water should be changed daily and discretion.
Description Artois Hound
The Artois Hound is a dog of medium size, muscular and robust. The head is short and strong, black nose and eyes are big and expressive.
Like the Saint Hubert Hound ears are big and long.
The legs are strong, long tail is sickle-shaped. The fur is short.
Behavior Artois Hound
It is an intelligent and agile, responding quickly and execute commands. The smell is well developed. Preferred especially where hunting rabbits in the open is very good.
It is also used in tracking deer and wild boar. Is doing well both in the open and in the thicket.
The Artois Hound is a dog energetic, brave and loyal. Despite high energy level is calm and balanced. A moderate sized dog that can be successfully used to taking all.
It's emotional and loving to those who care for him and feed him. Like all hounds are the happiest in the woods or in the park when watching various animals.
Training Artois Hound
The Artois Hound Training must be done with patience and perseverance.
It has a tendency to be stubborn, but can be controlled easily with a dressage well done.
Characteristics Artois Hound
It is a hunting dog that needs exercise and movement.
It does not require too much care because he has short hair. A regular brushing is enough. Likely in the moulting period of summer have brushed something more often. Check regularly for parasites and infections ears and claws.
Health Artois Hound
There are no known health problems.
It is a generally healthy dog.