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Basset Artesien normand

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Size : 14.5-15.5kg (32-34lb) , 32-36(13-14in)

Grooming : minimal

Training : average

Colours : tricolours , tan and white

This most common of all French bassets originated, as its name says, in artois and Normandy . the English basset hound has its origins in this ancient French breed , As with its short-legged brethren , the wars of the 20th century drastically reduced its numbers , but it was saved from extinction by dedicated breeders . a Version of this breed known as the Basset d’artois is shorter at the withers and lighter in weight . both dogs happily work alone or in a pack.

Their long backs and short legs mean that all bassets are more susceptible than average to slipped discs.