Get to know the Basset Artesien Normand
All you need to know about the breed
The short-legged Basset Artesien Normand hails from France. With long, floppy ears and an intelligent expression, the breed is a devoted companion to add to your family. As a pack dog, the Basset Artesian Normand gets on well with other canines, although smaller animals (looking at you hamsters and guinea-pigs) will bring out their prey instinct.
Once trained, the breed also makes for a gentle playmate with young children, which is another way to keep them active. When inside, the Basset Artesien Normand is calm and likes nothing more than to have its humans close by. So much so that Basset Artesien Normand dogs do not do well when left to their own devices. They’re also much better suited to a house although can adapt to apartment life with enough walks and games thrown in each day.
As a dog initially bred for the hunt, the Basset Artesien Normand needs daily exercise, in the form of a long, leisurely walk, as well as one or two play sessions in the back garden. Don’t skip the daily exercise as the Basset Artesien Normand would be okay leading a couch potato life, which could lead to obesity.
Two things to be aware of if you welcome a Basset Artesien Normand into your life. They are barkers, especially when neutered, which will need to be tempered with dogged training, pun intended. And while they’re calm indoors, in the hunting field the Basset Artesien Normand will show its determined streak (just don’t call him stubborn, ok?) Firm but gentle training should set them on the right path.
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From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Basset Artesien Normand
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