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Artois Hound

Origin France
GroupHunting Dogs
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Other Names
What other names does the Artois Hound have? The breed also known as...
Chien d’Artois, Picard, Briquet
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
How much does the Artois Hound puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
If you choose to purchase the Artois Hound, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Artois Hound gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

What is the Artois Hound's size? How big is this dog?
How much does the Artois Hound weigh?
55-75 pounds (25-34 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of this canine?
65 pounds (29.5 kg)
How tall is the Artois Hound?
20-24 inch (51-61 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido?
22 inch (56 cm)

Hair & Care

What type of coat does the Artois Hound have? What does this canine coat look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Artois Hound's coat?
WhiteDark FawnBlack
How to groom the Artois Hound and how often?
Average: The Artois Hound requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential. Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Artois Hound, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Artois Hounds shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of this canine?
Artois Hounds shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.


What kind of personality does the Artois Hound have?
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Artois Hound?
Smart: Artois Hound's intelligence is above average. Tricks and commands can be trained easily. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 70% of the time or better.
Are Artois Hounds easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Artois Hounds aren't famous for their trainability. This breed needs more time and repetition to obey. It's challenging to teach them new commands, but not impossible.
How playful dog breed is this dog?
The Artois Hound is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they?
They are a little bit more emotional than other dog breeds. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Artois Hounds don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Artois Hounds are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed doesn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does this dog need?
Artois Hounds are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Do Artois Hounds bark a lot? Why does my dog bark?
Average: The Artois Hound barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Are Artois Hounds good watchdogs?
Artois Hounds are not the best watchdogs. They aren't very territorial and protective about their property, so they probably won't alert you if they sense something different.
Do Artois Hounds have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Artois Hounds are not the best to protect their territory. Better to have a protection of your house and property supervised by others.
Biting Potential
How likely are you to get bite from this dog? Why do dog bites happen?
The Artois Hound has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Artois Hound do?
Artois Hounds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Artois Hounds need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Artois Hound to run away? This dog's wanderlust potential:
Artois Hounds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive?
Artois Hounds have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Artois Hounds are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on leash.
Apartment Friendly
Are Artois Hounds good apartment dogs? Can they live in a flat?
Artois Hounds are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle. They need to be outside in the garden, or you must walk them for a few hours every day.
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Artois Hounds adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they good with strangers? Are they friendly with strangers?
Artois Hounds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Artois Hounds kid-friendly dogs? Are they good with young children?
Artois Hounds are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Artois Hounds get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Artois Hounds are average friendly dogs towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Artois Hounds get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Artois Hounds are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Artois Hound can be a great choice.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Artois Hounds have health problems?
Artois Hounds are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Artois Hounds live? What is the average lifespan of this breed?
13-15 years
Is the Artois Hound breed hypoallergenic?
Artois Hounds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Artois Hound have?
Artois Hounds are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Artois Hounds require per day?
Artois Hounds need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Artois Hounds are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Artois Hound need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
3/4 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? The risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Artois Hound's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Artois Hound's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
The Artois Hound has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Do Pulis drool?
The Artois Hound is a perfect example for low drooling tendency. If you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, the Artois Hound could be a good choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool less than others, just like the Artois Hound. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.


Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does it take to have Artois Hound puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Artois Hound: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Artois Hound have a litter? Twice a year (maximum)
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Artois Hound have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
5-7 puppies


  • Drooling tendency: The Artois Hound is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Artois Hound's intelligence is above average.
  • Adaptability: Artois Hounds adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.


  • Hypoallergenic: Artois Hounds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Average to High.
  • Watchdog Ability: Artois Hounds are not the best watchdogs.
  • Trainability: Artois Hounds aren't famous for their trainability.
  • Apartment Friendly: Artois Hounds are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle.
  • Territorial: Artois Hounds are not the best to protect their territory.

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