Chien D’ Artois

The Chien D' Artois (also know as Artois Hound, 'Picard Briquet' is a medium size French Hound dog with a musculature, athletic and sturdy body. The body is slightly longer than tall. The head is large and strong and back is medium in length. The eyes are large and prominent while large flopped ears are set at eye level. The dog stands between 20-23 inches and weighs between 40-55 lbs. It has a short, thick and flat coat that comes in many colours.

A well constructed dog, the Chien D' Artois gives the impression of strength and energy. It is an ancient French breed and has been used in packs to hunt hares, foxes and other small game. The breed has been bred true since 15th century but the it decreased in numbers during the French Revolution. Careful selection methods and a strict breeding program were successful in reviving the original Chien d'Artois in the 20th century and this lovely hound is now a fairly common hunting dog and an amenable companion for working homes in rural France.

The dog is NOT recognized by AKC however it is recognized by FCI.

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