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The Basset Artesien Normand, affectionate and endearing dog

Just the presence of the Basset Artesien Normand is enough to warm hearts. Even if he is a real little prankster, he will make you smile again with his affectionate and endearing temperament. This breed made in France with disproportionate ears and atypical physique is just waiting to become part of your life.

Characteristics of the Basset Artesien Normand

The Basset Artesien Normand is recognizable between thousand by its appearance out of the beaten track. This small hound, longer than it is tall, has an athletic build. Don't be fooled by his stocky body ending in short legs. It is a dog cut for the sport. It measures on average between 30 and 36 cm for a weight going from 15 to 20 kg. The Basset Artesien Normand has a gaunt head with a domed skull, a moderately pronounced stop, a long muzzle ending in a black nose. It is difficult to talk about this breed without mentioning its disproportionate ears which are set low and end in a point. And what about the eyes. They are large, dark and give a serious and sad air to the Basset. As for his coat, it is short, short and tight. The dress can be bicolored and in this case, be fawn and white or tricolored and display a trio of black, white and fawn.

History of the breed Basset Artesien Normand

The Basset Artésien Normand is a purely French dog whose origins date back to 1870. It was at this time that the breeding programs of French short-haired bassets were launched. The breed is the result of a cross between the Basset d'Artois and the Basset de Normandie. Its standard was first established in 1898. Then several changes will be operated at the beginning of the years 1900. The official recognition of the breed will be effective in 1924. The official recognition by the FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale) dates from 1963.

Necessary living conditions and behavior of the Basset Artesien Normand

The Basset Artesien Normand is known for its funny faces. It likes to play the clown, to make you laugh. Behind his clown character hides a wonderful pet as affectionate as faithful. He is very attached to his masters and appreciates enormously their constant presence. The Basset Artesian Normand also gets along very well with children, but for the cohabitation to be safe and healthy, one must learn to respect the other. Another thing, even if it is a hunting dog, it is completely able to live in an apartment provided that it is not locked up all the time. He needs to go for walks, if only for environmental, intra- and inter-specific socialization.

Diet and main health problems of the Basset Artesien Normand

The Basset Artesien Normand can be subject to various pathologies such as elbow dysplasia, spinal disc problems caused by "bassetisme" or ear infections. It is also important to watch his diet, because it is a dog prone to obesity. The rations in particular must be correctly quantified.