Type: Hunting Dog

Height: 22.5 in.

Weight: 50 - 60 lbs

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Country of Origin: Sweden

Activity: Fairly High



Description: The Hamiltonstovare is a well proportioned dog with strong bones and a wonderful nose. Hamiltonstovare have a richly colored coat of red, white and brown. They have a long rectangular looking muzzle with a black well developed nose. This hound has great strength and will not always return when called. With a broad skull, deep chest, and muscular body, they Hamiltonstovare is a striking hound perfect for hunting.

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Other Names: Hamilton Hound

Colors: Black, brown and white

Coat: Short and harsh. Their coat is soft and smooth on their head, ears, and front of legs. It is longer on the back of the thighs and under the tail.0.

Temperament: Even tempered

With Children: Yes, Playful and active.

With Pets: Does well with other dogs.

Care and Training: Minimal coat care is needed for the Hamiltonstovare. Brushing with a slicker brush in winter months as their coat can get quite thick.

Special Needs: A fenced yard and exercise.

Living Environment: Does best with an active family living in a rural or suburban home

Health Issues: No known health issues.

History: The Hamiltonstovare is a Swedish hound developed by Adolf Patrik Hamilton. This breed was called the Swedish hound prior to 1921 when it was given its name in honor of Adolf Patrik Hamilton. The goal of Adolf Hamilton, also the founder of the Swedish Kennel Club, was to find an exceptional working hound. The Hamiltonstovare is believed to be a mixture of scenthounds, Foxhounds, and Harriers. Hamiltonstovares are Sweden's most well known hunting dog and its most popular breed.

First Registered by the AKC: Hound Group

AKC Group: FSS

Class: Hound

Registries: FCI (Group 6)