Basset Artésien Normand, BAN
The B.A.N. (as it is often referred to), is a well-made, long dog, with the ratio of length of body to height at withers being about 8:5. It stands firm and balanced. It is a sound breed, and moves well, with great gaiety. Because the Basset Artesien Normand is first and foremost a hunting hound, scars (the result of honorable wounds) shall not be considered faults nor shall they be penalized by Judges. This includes cuts, nicks, notches on the ears, and/or ears that are frayed at the edges from working in brush, tall grass, etc. Hounds lacking in substance should be penalized.
The breed is extremely intelligent and full of energy. They are eager to please and are generally obedient. All parts of this dog indicate a long history of pure breeding and adherence to the standard.
|Height||12-14 inches (30-36 cm)|
|Weight||33-44 pounds (15-20 kg)|
|Colors||Black & White Fawn Fawn & White|
|Good In Apartments||
The Basset Artesian Normand is good for apartment life. They are fairly active indoors and a small yard will do.
|Good With Children||
Good with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.
|Good With Dogs||
|Good With Cats||
This breed needs long daily walks, but remember that it will take off after any interesting scent when it is off its lead. If this happens, put a piece of your clothing or something with your scent on it near where the dog disappeared and you will most likely find the dog in that spot in a few hours or at least by morning.
The smooth, shorthaired coat of the Basset Artesian Normand is easy to groom. Rub a rubber brush over the dog's coat occasionally to remove dead hair. Shampoo only when necessary. Clean the ears regularly and keep the toenails short.
Moderate Shedding: Routine brushing will help. Be prepared to vacuum often!