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Norman Artesian Basset
Francia FCI 34 . Small-sized Hounds

The Norman Artesian Basset is a minor hunting dog

Basset Artesiano de Normandía

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Characteristics "Norman Artesian Basset"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Norman Artesian Basset" you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, you must take into account his character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, their care and if you have small children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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Need for exercise ⓘ

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Social need ⓘ

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Intelligence ⓘ

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Versatility ⓘ

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Child friendly ⓘ

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History

The first written mentions of a basset hound date back to the 16th century. In his book La venerie (1561), Jacques du Fouilloux describes an Artois dog (a former French province that straddles the border between Picardy in France and Flanders in Belgium), that runs on legs and is particularly formidable at hunting pests, like badgers.

Much later, in the second half of the 19th century, when work began on cataloging, categorization and establishment of the characteristics of the various dogs of the world, the Norman Artesian Basset was one of the first breeds to be listed.

In the decade of 1870, two types of Artois Hounds: the servants by him Conde Le Couteulx by Canteleu, based near Etrepagny, in the Eure, and those of the kennel of Louis Lane, who lived near Rouen. The two men had different views on what the Artois Hound.

The Couteulx, as a skilled hunter, favored the utilitarian aspect of the dog and its physical efficiency. Selected dogs with almost straight front legs, a slightly compact body, a fairly common head, but above all a spirit of initiative and enthusiasm for hunting similar to the characteristics of the great and old Artois Dachsbracke.

Louis Lane, on the other hand, gave more importance to the beauty of his dogs. They had magnificent heads with long, well-wound ears and twisted front legs that echoed the nobility of the ancient Norman race.. The dogs of Louis Lane they were less wanted for hunting, especially since their exaggeratedly crooked front legs left them almost crippled, but his temperament was more thoughtful and less stalking oriented.

These two types of artisan hounds coexisted during 20 years. Thereafter, most breeders of Basset d’Artois preferred to cross the two models to get a dog that combined the best qualities of both bloodlines. Like this, when the first breed standard was written in 1898, most dogs had a mix of artisan traits (model Le Coulteulx) and normans (model Lane).

It was at that time that Léon Verrier, the “father” of the modern Norman Artesian Basset, raised the best representatives of the breed, dominating dog shows for about fifteen years from 1896. Unfortunately, their calf was decimated by the disease during World War I.

This did not prevent the French Basset Club from deciding on 1922 promote only the Verrier model for breeding the breed. In 1927, in recognition of their mixed origins, the Basset Artesian changed his name to Norman Artesian Basset. Having said that, an observation that appeared in 1930 in the standard suggests that the Norman Artesian Basset it was only considered as a transition in the creation of a new race, since it states that “The committee of the Société de Vénerie decides and observes that the Norman Artesian Basset it should only be a transitional stage towards a Norman type, without any trace of Artois. »

However, this hypothesis was never fulfilled, as evidenced by the rejection of a name change of the breed to Basset of Normandy in 1932, but also and above all the recognition of the breed by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) the 29 in October of 1963. The American United Kennel Club will recognize the breed much later, in 1995. On the other hand, is still ignored by the American Kennel Club, the other great american canine organization.

Today, the Norman Artesian Basset is still very little present outside france and the United States. It is often confused with the Beagle and the Basset Hound, at the moment it is mainly known to hunters.

Physical characteristics

The family of the Basset hound. Slim body and short limbs. The head has a scrawny appearance because its cheeks are made up solely of skin. The eyes are large (I) dark. The ears are so long as the snout, ending at tip. The neck has a slight double chin. The tail is long and wide at its base.

Their short legs allow you to delve into the denser undergrowth to leave his hideout dam, which can do a larger dog. Preferably hunting rabbits, but you can also catch both hares, as a deer. While, has no speed, it does have a lot of precision in its movements. Their weight is between the 15 and 20 kg., and its appeal among 30 and 36 centimeters.

It is very dog very appreciated by hunters.

Character and skills

Fairly calm and very obedient at first glance, the Norman Artesian Basset proves to be a real clown and a ball of affection within his family. Mainly a pack dog, finds it difficult to tolerate loneliness and seeks companionship at all costs, either from his classmates, of other animals in the house (even from cats, if they have already been presented to you before) or the humans around him. Very affectionate, needs a lot of attention to really bloom. Therefore, not recommended for a teacher who is not very available. On the other hand, resourceful and kind by nature, it is a very suitable dog for children, for those who will be an inexhaustible and very patient playmate.

Attention, otherwise, for homeowners in urban or residential areas: though less vocal than his hunting companions, the Norman Artesian Basset remains, However, an expressive and not very discreet dog, especially when playing. Bark to greet a newcomer, expressing your satisfaction or pointing out that you have found something interesting is second nature, and it is very difficult to prevent it from doing so. Therefore, It is not a breed of dog that is recommended for use in apartments.

This is all the more true since, despite her wobbly appearance, the Norman Artesian Basset he's a consummate sporting dog, who needs to exercise to maintain their physical and psychological balance. Your relaxation, surprising for such a small size, allows it to jump over small walls and stand on its hind legs. It is a very resistant dog, can cover long distances without recoil: a breed of dog suitable for a sports teacher looking for a jogging partner, for example, as long as the terrain is not too steep.

The qualities mentioned, combined with keen intelligence and excellent memory, make this dog very suitable for hunting, but also to learn tricks, practice dog sports, or even… take advantage of the lack of attention of his master to get away from it all. In fact, his hunting instincts and his developed sense of smell often lead him to follow the clues he finds interesting and to turn a deaf ear to any return order.. Therefore, should not hesitate, for example, in equipping it with a GPS dog collar to limit the risks in case the dog escapes.

Finally, in a rather paradoxical way, the Norman Artesian Basset they are also very homey, and like the routine. Once they get used to the arrangement of things in the house, the location of your basket and your pace of life, they hate change. Therefore, the news, for example the arrival of a baby at home, adopting a pet or even moving a dog, should be introduced gradually as far as possible.

Education

Depending on the use that is given to the Norman Artesian Basset, his education is not the same.

If it is intended to accompany its master in everyday life as a companion dog, the puppy should be socialized from an early age and should be taught good manners in the company of humans; for example, curb your hunting instincts and don't bark at all costs.

If, on the other hand, it is intended to be used as a hunting dog, the education of the dog should be directed to the exploitation of these hunting instincts, through socialization with other dogs, hunting search training and teamwork.

In any case, the dog's life rules must be clearly defined from the start and applied consistently throughout its life. In fact, although affectionate and obedient, this highly intelligent dog can be a real mule head when faced with conflicting commands. Therefore, it is important to think about the role that the dog will play before the puppy comes home, and be firm – but respectful – throughout the training process.

Health

The Norman Artesian Basset enjoys fairly robust health compared to other bassets. However, does not escape the health problems inherent in its morphology (long body and short legs). Therefore, you are particularly prone to back problems, and can easily crack or break vertebrae.

In the case of an obese or overweight dog, being overweight can aggravate back pain that you naturally experience with age, hence the need for owners to closely monitor the dog's diet and provide sufficient and regular physical activity.. Regular exercise is essential to strengthen your back structure and maintain your joints..

It is also important that your dog is screened for hip dysplasia, especially if there is a history of hip dysplasia in your lineage.

Last, the Norman Artesian Basset are sensitive to ear infections, and they also have a predisposition to hypothyroidism. This disease can be in some cases hereditary, Therefore, it is recommended not to reproduce the individuals that suffer from it.

Grooming

The Norman Artesian Basset it is quite easy to maintain. Her short hair only requires an occasional brush stroke., essentially to get rid of the dried grass and mud that accumulates during your walks in the woods.

However, like many hounds, tends to have a slightly stronger scent than other breeds, what no dog shampoo will be able to remedy.

Apart from these considerations, it is important to examine and maintain your dog's ears about once a week, especially to clean any residue that may lodge in them, in order to avoid ear infections and other painful infections.

Price “Norman Artesian Basset”

The price of a puppy Norman Artesian Basset is between 400 and 900 EUR.

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Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION: 34
  • Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds.
  • Section 1.3: Small-sized hound-type dogs.. With proof of work..

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds. – Section 1.3: Small-sized Hounds.
  • UKCScenthounds


FCI breed standard "Norman Artesian Basset"

FCIFCI - Norman Artesian Basset
Basset

Alternative names:

    1. Basset Artésien Normand, BAN (English).
    2. BAN (French).
    3. BAN (German).
    4. (em francês: Basset artésien normand) (Portuguese).
    5. BAN (español).
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