Hound artesian
Francia FCI 28

Sabueso Artesiano

The Hound artesian It is a good company but with independent dog.

The Hound artesian He is known in his homeland as "Briquet" (that means "small braco") as well as dog de Picardie.

It is true that it is a dog of ancient lineage like few others has enjoyed the admiration and the royalty protection (King Henry IV and Louis XIII), being considered a distinguished Hunter of Hare.

He played with devotion to his duties in the most varied scenarios (plain, Floresta or denser clumps) and I used to be easily identified by his master due to his original bark.

Some authors have that in 1609 Prince Alexander Gray has sent some copies of this race to the King of England, which have subsequently been used for the creation of the Beagle.

The development of the artesian Hound, However, It has not been stable or linear. According to a French hunting manual, dating of 1890, It is known that in late 19th century it used to be difficult to find copies of this lineage pure.

The apparent arbitrariness to the development of the race and their successive crosses with other species (mostly of English origin) they will disperse the original purity of this lineage.

In this stage a so-called breeder Ernest Levoir tries to restore this lineage to the Northern France. There are other names that were associated with these recovery attempts during the 20th century, as Mallard (at the time of World War I), Audréchy, among others.

With everything, Some authors consider that it has been Mme. Great Pyla who has won the most positive results, managing to restore the breeding of this breed.

Currently, This dog It remains a rare breed and there are quite a few clubs that protect their development.

Physical characteristics

Very Agile, It adapts to various types of terrain and shown extremely persistent in the performance of their duties. In addition, has an excellent sense of direction, a developed sense of smell and speed of movement.

This robust dog has a fur short, dense, soft and well attached to the body.

The color the coat is dark Fawn tri-color, It is a color similar to the Hare or the Badger. It has large spots. Y, the head tends to be carbonated, or charcoal grey and sometimes presents black reflections.

It has wide and rounded skull and pronounced chamfer. It has the square snout, the black truffle and its round eyes give it a gentle air.

The ears they are wide, long and inserted at eye level.

The neck and chest are vigorous and long. The rump and the spine are also robust and Member muscular. In the long run tail stays in the form of sickle.

Hound artesian: Standard FCI




  • Skull: It is bulky, wide and very short. It is flat and rounded at the top, but the occipital Protuberance is not pronounced.
  • Depression links (Stop): It is accentuated.


  • Truffle: Large, black. The Windows are wide open.
  • Lips: The upper lip covers in large part to the bottom and must be sufficiently marked for that, in profile, the snout has a square shape.
  • Snout: Straight nose cane, in profile, the snout is moderately elongated.
  • JAWS/teeth: The joint is in the form of scissors. The upper incisors cover the bottom in a close contact and are implanted at a right angle in relation to the jaw.
  • Cheeks: They are thin.
  • Eyes: With regard to the width of the forehead, the eyes are not very together. They are round, melancholy eyes and sweet. Its color is dark brown. The mucous membranes of the lower eyelids may not be apparent.
  • Ears: They are placed at the height of the line of the eye. They are somewhat thick, wide and their limbs are rounded. They are almost flat and quite long; they arrive until the birth of the truffle.

NECK: It is powerful and moderately long. It presents very little double chin.


  • Back: It is well marked and wide.
  • Pork loin: Slightly arched.
  • Rump: The legs providing a slight incline to the rump, It is well muscled.
  • Breast : It is wide, long and deep enough so that the line of the sternum reaches the level of elbows. Snugly ribs.
  • Belly: The flanks are round

TAIL: Thick, quite long and carried in a sickle-shaped. You must never fall forward. The hair is headed (taper, around the tail, long and thick hairs slightly separated in the form of stem).


PREVIOUS MEMBERS: Seen in conjunction, they are powerful and Plumb.

  • Shoulder: They are oblique and muscular.
  • Elbows: They are well located on the axis of the body.
  • Metacarpus: It is slightly oblique.

LATER MEMBERS: Seen as a whole and from the back, the tip of the buttock, the middle part of the leg, the Hock, the metatarsus and the foot are on the same vertical line.

  • Thighs: They are descended and well muscled.
  • Hock: Thick, moderately bent.
  • Metatarsals: They are short and thick.

FEET: Slightly elongated. They are large, but compact. The pads are black, durable and compact.

MOVEMENT: Fast and uniform.

SKIN: Thick enough.


HAIR: Short, dense and fairly smooth.

COLOR: Tri-color dark Fawn, Hare or badger hair pulling, with blanket or large stains. Usually, the head is Fawn color, and sometimes carbonated.


  • Height to the cross: Both males and females, is of 53 to 58 cm.. With a tolerance of 1 cm..
  • Weight: The average weight is of 28 to 30 kg.

FAULTS: Any deviation from the above criteria is considered missing and the seriousness is considered the degree of deviation to the standard and its impact on the health and welfare of the dog.


  • Narrow skull, vaulted.
  • Too pointed snout.
  • Upper lip tight, not enough descended.
  • Eye slightly clear, apparent conjunctiva.
  • Ears placed below the line of the eye, short or not low enough.


  • Long, Lightweight.


  • Very long dorsal region, loose top line, sunken.
  • Flat ribs.
  • Agalgados flanks.


  • Too long or too skewed to one side.


  • Short shoulders.
  • Elbows that deviate outwards.
  • Straight metacarpals.
  • Crushed feet.
  • Separate fingers, too long.
  • Hind limbs:

    • Flat thighs.
    • Straight hocks, closed or far apart.


    • Presence of mottled spots.


    • Shy dog.


    • Fearful or aggressive dog.
    • Lack of type (animal, in general terms, It does not present the same characteristics as their counterparts of the same breed).
    • Anatomical anomaly.
    • Visible hereditary defect causing invalidity.
    • Upper or lower prognathism.
    • Eyes too light.
    • Weak limbs.
    • Any other color which is not established by the standard.
    • Speckled spots that extend throughout the body.
    • Withers height different from that laid down by the standard.
    • Any dog showing clear physical abnormalities or behavioral signs shall be disqualified.

    N.B.: Los machos deben tener dos apariencia testiculos normal completamente descendidos en el escroto.

    TRANSLATION: IRIS Carrillo (Puerto Rico Kennel Federation).

    Character and skills

    Currently, He continues using this dog more as that dog as a companion dog. Like the large spaces, It does not conform to the sedentary life in the city.

    You can live in a home but if given a daily dose of exercise physicist and games.

    The artesian Hound is a brave and intelligent dog, very independent and quite energetic.

    It is an animal very resistant, possessing a Special bark You may hear a lot distance. It is a dog that is used primarily for hunting.

    Hunters usually go hunting with six or eight copies of Artois Hound.

    You don't see much as companion dog, but in this case it is a good companion, It is not a Mongrel dog thanks to its strong independence, but will be loving in their own way, without empalagar.

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    • Otros nombres: Chien d’Artois / Picard / Briquet / Artois Hound.
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    German Morassut

    I want this race to be broadcast more, m interested in getting a couple to have a pack of them in Argentina, I need information of this breed breeders please

    Juan Rubio Trincado
    Juan Rubio Trincado

    Interesting article, I am interested in more information on this beautiful and versatile breed breeders. Hopefully with more photography

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