Artois Hound

USD $1000-$1200 Price Avg.

Hunting Dogs



Breed Type



13-15 years


Breed Information

Group Hunting Dogs
Popularity/Rank 251
Origin France
Other Names Briquet, Chien d’Artois, Picard
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $1000-$1200
How much does a Artois Hound cost?
According to a rough estimate, you will spend between $1000 to $1200 on your Artois Hound if you purchase it from a reputable breeder. If you select a dog with exceptional bloodlines, the price may be higher. The price might even be higher if the dog has already been trained. You'll usually pay less if you get a Artois Hound from a shelter.
Size Large
Weight 55-75 pounds (25-34 kg)
Height 20-24 inch (51-61 cm)
Lifespan 13-15 years
Recognized by FCI
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section.
Purpose Companionship
Date of Origin 18th century
Ancestry French

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Dense
Coat Colors Black, Dark Fawn, White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Hazel, Amber, Brown, Blue, Green
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Liver, Tan
Coat Color Possibilities Fawn, Red, Wheaten, Black and Tan, Blue, Grey, White
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Medium
Coat Texture Smooth
Recommended Brushes Slicker brush, pin brush, comb, shedding blade, mat rake, undercoat rake.
Brushing Frequency Once a week

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Balanced, Cheerful, Docile, Faithful, Familiar, Fast, Friendly, Happy, Intelligent, Lively, Persistent
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Health Problems Anesthesia Sensitivity, Bloat, Cryptorchidism, Ear Infections, Elbow Dysplasia, Hip Dysplasia, Primary Lens Luxation
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 10 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 30-60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 3/4 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 3.5 cups
Daily Cost $10-$15
Monthly Cost $50-$100


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Artois Hound have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 5-7 puppies (Once a year.)


The Artois Hound is a medium-sized breed of dog that originated in France. It is a descendant of the old French hounds, and it has been used for centuries as a hunting dog. The Artois Hound is an intelligent and loyal breed that makes an excellent companion for active families.

Appearance: The Artois Hound has a strong, muscular body with long legs and a deep chest. Its head is large with long ears that hang down to its cheeks. Its coat is short and dense, usually in shades of black, tan, or white.

Lifespan, Size, Weight & Colors: The average lifespan of the Artois Hound is between 10-12 years. It stands at about 20-24 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs between 40-60 pounds when fully grown. Common colors include black & tan, white & tan, red & white, or black & white.

Personality: The Artois Hound has an independent personality but it also loves to please its owners and will do anything to make them happy. It’s an intelligent breed that loves to learn new things and can be trained easily with patience and consistency from its owner.

Friendliness: The Artois Hound gets along well with other dogs as well as cats if they are introduced properly from puppyhood onwards. They are also very friendly towards children but should always be supervised when playing due to their size and strength which could cause injury if not handled correctly by adults or older children alike .

Temperament: This breed has a calm temperament but can become excited when playing or hunting which makes them great companions for active families who enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking or running together . They are also very loyal dogs who will protect their family if needed .

Health: Generally speaking the Artois Hound is considered to be quite healthy however like all breeds they can suffer from certain health issues such as hip dysplasia , eye problems , ear infections , skin allergies , bloat (gastric torsion) etc . Regular vet checkups are recommended in order to keep your pet healthy throughout its life .

Adaptability Level : This breed does best in homes where there’s plenty of space for them to run around outside during the day . They don’t do well in apartments due to their need for exercise so it’s important that you have access to some kind of outdoor area where your pet can get plenty of fresh air on a daily basis .

Benefits : As pets , the Artois Hounds make great companions due to their loyalty , intelligence , friendliness towards other animals/children , calm temperament etc . They require regular exercise so they make great running partners too !


The Artois Hound is a breed of dog that is native to the Artois region of France. The breed is believed to be descended from the Bloodhound and was used for hunting in the region. The Artois Hound was nearly extinct by the early twentieth century, but was saved by a few dedicated breeders. The breed has since become popular in France and other European countries.

The Artois Hound is a large breed of dog, with males standing up to 27 inches tall at the shoulder and females up to 25 inches tall. The coat is short and dense, with a variety of colors including black, tan, and brindle. The Artois Hound is an intelligent breed that is easy to train. They are also known for being gentle and good with children.

The ancestry of the Artois Hound can be traced back to the Bloodhound, which was brought to France by William the Conqueror in 1066. The Bloodhound was used for hunting in France, and eventually became known as the Chien d'Artois (dog of Artois). The Artois Hound nearly became extinct in the early twentieth century due to a lack of interest in hunting. However, a few dedicated breeders kept the breed alive and it has since become popular again.

The Artois Hound is recognized as a separate breed by a number of kennel clubs including the Kennel Club (UK), American Kennel Club (USA), Canadian Kennel Club (Canada), Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI), and United Kennel Club (UKC).