Originally a French dog, the Chien d'Artois is one of the oldest running dog breeds in the world. In the past, this breed was mainly used as a hunting dog, especially for hunting hare and wild boar. The breed takes its name from the region in which it originated, called Artois. Although the origins of the breed are not entirely clear, it is believed that the breed originated from the cross between several French running dogs. The Chien d'Artois is a medium sized dog and has a robust and powerful body.
The Chien d'Artois is a friendly, sociable and affectionate dog. This breed is known to get along well with children and other pets. They are very active and need lots of exercise such as walking and running in a fenced area. Although originally bred as a hunting dog, the Chien d'Artois also makes a great companion for people who don't hunt. However, it is important to remember that this breed still has a strong hunting instinct and should therefore not be let loose in areas where game is prevalent.
In general, the Chien d'Artois is a healthy breed. However, as with any breed, certain health issues can occur. Some common health problems with this breed include hip and elbow dysplasia, ear infections, and eye problems. It is important to have your dog's health checked regularly by a veterinarian and to ensure that he receives sufficient exercise and a balanced diet.
The Chien d'Artois has a short, smooth coat that does not require much grooming. However, it is important to brush the dog regularly to remove loose hair and to keep the coat shiny and healthy. This breed also has sensitive ears that require regular cleaning to prevent infections. It is also important to trim the dog's nails and brush the teeth regularly to prevent dental problems.