Artois Hound

Other names : Chien d’Artois, Picard, Briquet

Photo: adult dog of Artois Hound breed
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Life expectancy

The Artois Hound has a life expectancy of between 11 and 13 years




Adult size

Female Between 21 and 23 in
Male Between 21 and 23 in

Adult weight

Female Between 62 and 66 lb
Male Between 62 and 66 lb
Coat colour
Black White Brown
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Artois Hound costs between £1000 and £1200

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More details about the Artois Hound

Artois Hound: Origins and history

The breed was developed in France around 500 years ago and reached its peak during the 17th century, when it was a dog of choice for the French Nobility. For hundreds of years it worked alongside hunters, tracking rabbits, foxes, and boars. Its numbers remained relatively high until after the second world war. The effects of the war on France, as well as growing industrialisation, forced the breed to the brink of extinction. It was saved by a French breeder named Mr. B Audrechy. After hearing of the Artois Hound’s decline, he located the remaining dogs and set up a breeding programme. The Artois Hound club now has over 500 dogs registered in its stud book and the breed’s overall numbers are on the rise. 

FCI classification of the Artois Hound

  • Group 6 - Scent hounds and related breeds

  • Section 1 : Scent hounds

Training a Artois Hound

Training the Artois requires patience, experience, and some creativity. This dog will quickly grow bored of the basic obedience commands. They need to be consistently challenged and praised.

Artois Hound: Purchase price

The initial cost of a Artois Hound puppy is between £1,000 to £1,200. The average cost to keep one of these dogs (including vet bills, insurance, and food) is between £80 to £85 a month.

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