Basset Artesien Normand Breed Appearance
The Basset Artésien Normand is nearly twice as long as it is tall, standing only just over a foot in height and usually weighing just under 40 pounds. They are similar in look to the more commonly known Basset Hound but have a lighter frame and are generally a bit smaller. Their heads are twice as long as they are wide and are domed, featuring long upper lips and smaller, tighter lower lips, black noses, oval-shaped eyes, and large, folded ears that hang past the head. They have longer necks, well-muscled yet slightly crooked front legs and relatively deep chests. Their tails are thick and taper out towards the end with a slight upturn, carried in saber fashion when working. Their coats are short and smooth and are either tricolor (black, white, tan) or fawn and white.