Breeds of dogs “The Basset artesian Normandy”

Controlled the French Basset of short hair raising began in the 1870s. On the basis of bassets who apparently had a common origin, le Couteulx Canteleu established a utilitarian straight front limbs known as Artois type, while Louis Lane developed a more spectacular kind of crooked front limbs, known as Normandy. It was necessary to wait for the adoption the name of Basset artesian of Normandy, referring to the race, both the club until 1924. Léon Verrier, who took the direction of the club in 1927, at the age of 77, he wanted to strengthen the characteristics of the breed of the type of Normandy, and in 1930 in the book of standards for hounds, in it appear where both the breed of the Basset as the of the Basset artesian of Normandy, Artois, find the following observation on the same: The society of small game Committee determines and notes that Basset artesian

The Basset artesian Normandy

Normandy should not be only a transitional phase to reach the type of Normandy, without it being any vestige of the type of Artois.

It is a dog long in relation to its height to the cross, vigorous, compact; his head evokes the nobility of the big dog of Normandy.

Cross height / body length: approx. 5: 8
Chest height / height to the cross: approx. 2: 3
The skull width / length of head: approx. 1: 2
The snout length / length of skull: approx. 10: 10

Of very good smell and tenacious to be traced; barking on the trail, it allows the master take their movement without having to move too quickly. Temperament cheerful and affectionate nature.


Skull: Domed shape and medium breadth; the occipital Protuberance is clearly observable. Altogether, the head must submit a little fleshy appearance.
Depression (Stop) naso-frontal:The collapse of the front is accentuated, but without exaggeration.

Truffle:Black and broad, approaching a little to the lower lip, well open Windows of the nose.
Snout: Approximately of the same length as the skull and slightly bulging.
Lips: The upper lip covers the lower lip widely, are embargo is not neither too pendant, or extends too backward.
JAWS / teeth: Teeth in the form of scissors, i.e. the incisors cover the bottom with a firm contact and are implanted at a right angle in relation to the jaws
Eyes: Of shape oval, large, dark (in harmony with fur); look calm and serious; the conjunctiva of the lower eyelid can be seen at times, but without exaggeration. The cheeks are one or two folds.
Ears:Located closer to the bottom of the head and never above the line of the eye, are narrow at the base and presented a well marked form of ringlet, are flexible, thin, very long, reaching at least the length of the snout and preferably ending in punta.

Quite long, with a bit of jowl, but without exaggeration.

Back: Broad and strong.
Lomo:Slightly arched.
Grupa:The legs are a little oblique, imparting a slight tilt to the rump.
Chest: Aspect oval, long, the sternum is well extended at the rear and outgoing at the front; the backsplash is well developed. The flanks are solid. The line of the sternum can be seen clearly above the elbows. Ribs long, stretching completely backwards.

Rather long, thicker at the base and becoming progressively thinner. During rest the tip of the tail should barely touch the ground. It must be in the form of sable, but without never lie on the animal and the end should not be in the form of pen. On this point, it is absolutely prohibited to modify the appearance of the tail of the dogs involved in the exhibition.


Together: The limbs are short and thick. They must be semi-torcidos or a little less than semi-torcidos, always and when kink manifests in sufficiently visible way. A few folds in the skin of the wrists, if they are not excessive, should be considered a quality.
Shoulders: Muscled and oblique.
Elbows: Well glued the body.

Together:Viewed back there is a vertical line which is based on the tip of the buttock and crosses the center of the leg, the Hock, metatarsus and the foot.
Thighs: Well rounded and muscular.
Hocks: Strong, they descend fairly, are relatively acodados, what makes the rear foot is slightly below the dog when it is at rest. Small nail bag located at the tip of the calcaneus, formed by an excess of skin, does not constitute a lack.
Metatarsals: Short and strong.

Oval-shaped, slightly elongated fingers are quite United and presented a correct aplomb, they sit firmly on the ground.

Regular step executed quite fluently. Calmoso movement.

Elastic and thin.

Private, short and tight but not too fine.

Fawn, with black and white mantle (“tricolor”) or tawny and white (“bicolor”). In the first case, the head must be widely covered with intense reddish Fawn and retain a small spot of more dark hairs on each side of the head. The mantle (or stains that remain should extend the different color patches), will be composed of striped or black hairs (complying with the old descriptions of “Hare hair” or “badger hair”).

Height to the cross: Males and females: 30-36 cm.
Tolerance of roughly 1 cm for exceptional persons.
Weight: 15-20 kg.

Any deviation from the above criteria is considered missing and the severity of it considers the degree of deviation to the standard and its impact on the health and welfare of the dog.
• Flat skull.
• Wide front.
• Medium-furrow too marked.
• Eyes clear, round, bulging, leaving the conjunctiva too visible.
• Flat, too round, thick or insertion ears very top and wider.

• Short.
• Back sunken or flaccid.
• Absence of xifoide or sinking of the same Appendix.
• Flat or deformed ribs.
• Too long, stray or rough

Former members
• Shoulder straight, short and weak muscles.
• Elbows outwards.
• Wrist that approach or deviation ahead.
• Diverted outwards or overly twisted metacarpos.
• Crushed feet.
Subsequent members
• Flat thighs.
• Hocks too open or closed.
• Soft, clearly or long bangs with hair.
• Stir head.
• Shy dog.

• Dog fearful or aggressive.
• Strong anatomical anomaly.
• Inherited defect crippling and recognizable.
• Lack of type
• Upper or lower prognathism.
• Too clear eyes.
• Sternum too short in the back, with absence of Appendix xifoide.
• Very deformed ribs.
• Completely straight forelimbs.
• Too weak limbs.
• Very stir head.
• Black spots very abundant, giving a bluish tone to the white colour of the fur.
• Height to the different from the standard cross.

Any dog showing clear signs of physical abnormalities or behavior should be disqualified.

Males should be two appear normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.

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