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Artois Hound

Dogged and courageous

Breed
FCI-6
Scenthounds and Related Breeds
FCI
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Original Name : Chien d’Artois

Type : Braccoid

Male size : 21-23 inches

Male weight : 61¾-66 lbs

Female size : 21-23 inches

Female weight : 61¾-66 lbs

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Countries of origin : France

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Artois Hounds are medium-sized dogs that are nowadays especially used in hunting with guns. These industrious hounds, not so fast, but capable of sustaining their pace, drive the game towards the firing line by closely following the scent, with their very good noses. A pack of six to eight well matched Artois Hounds will perform to the satisfaction of even the most demanding huntsman. Vigorous and hardy, well balanced and affectionate.

Head+

Strong, broad, fairly short, round, flat at the top, little in the way of an occipital protuberance.

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Body+

Broad, well sustained back, slightly arched loins, very muscular croup, broad, long chest.

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Coat+

Dark fawn tricolor, similar to the hair of a hare or badger, with mantle or large patches, typically fawn head, sometimes with black overlay.

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Ears+

Set at eye level, a little thickish, broad, rounded at the tips, almost flat, fairly long.

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Tail+

Strong, fairly long, bushy, carried sickle fashion, never falling forward.

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Hair+

Short, thick, fairly flat.

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After World War II, it was thought that the Artois Hound had disappeared as a breed forever, but thanks to the work of a certain Mr Audréchy in the Somme, northern France, the stock was reconstituted in the 1970s. These well built, muscular dogs give the impression of strength and energy. Artois Hounds are hardy animals with a wonderfully stirring, high voice, which can be heard at great distances.

Did you know ?

Artois Hounds are able to outwit hares in open country; in the forest they are more than a match for roe, while they have the boldness and bravura to drive out even the most stubborn of wild boars from the thickets.

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