Also known as: No Nicknames.
Height: 10-14 inches
Weight: 30-35 pounds
Life Expectancy: 13-15 years
Today's Role: Companion Dog, Hunting
History and Facts: Dating back to the 1600s in Artois and Normandy, this is one of the recognized French Basset breeds. The breed was first recognized in 1911.
Temperament / Behavior
The Basset Artesien Normand is a good-natured and obedient game hunter that tends to be a bit headstrong.
Breed-Related Health Concerns: Hip dysplasia, arthritis, ear infections. A healthier breed compared to other basset breeds.
Exercise: The Basset Artesien Normand requires moderate exercise.
Grooming: The Basset Artesien Normand needs minimal grooming: occasional brushing and bathing. Must check ears regularly.
Shedding: Managed with weekly brushing.