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Jamthund
Suecia FCI 42 - Nordic Hunting Dogs

As with most breeds developed for hunting, the Jämthund requires a lot of regular exercise to keep fit, both physically and mentally.

Jamthund

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History

The Jamthund, also called Swedish Elkhound, It is a breed of dog of type Spitz northern europe. Jämthund is an eponymous of Jamtland, central province of Sweden.

This race, of similar appearance to the Wolf, It was recognized by the FCI from 1946, due to the intense work of Aksel Lindström and other. Prior to that, the Jämthund and the Gray Norwegian Elkhound they were seen as the same race.

Despite the short history in regards to the official recognition of the race, theories of the locals in Jamtland claim that the Jämthund have lived with them since the end of the last ice age. The Jamthund, they have been used (and they are used) for hunting Moose and pull sledges.

Physical characteristics

The Jamthund has erect ears, medium long nose, Brown eyes and mantle of double hair with two colors. The eyes are brown.

The Jämthund He is respected for his wolf-like appearance and his great and powerful stature. With a height at the cross of 57 to 65 centimeters and a weight of about 30 kg, It is the largest and heaviest of the three recognized moose dogs and at the same time the largest Nordic hunting dog. Throughout its long history, the Jämthund not only faced wolves, lynx and elk, but also adult bears, whom he faced fearlessly when hunting.

Character and skills

Despite the calm and affectionate with the members of the family, the Jämthund can be a bit dominant with other dogs and has a strong prey drive. It is a very versatile dog, easy adaptation, You will be happy to go to a hunting trip and return home safely, you will also be happy there. It tends to take everything very calmly and not vistas with ease, That makes him an excellent companion dog..

The Jämthund is easy to train, It will become a happy student who loves to please its owner.

It should be socialized at an early age to avoid problems of dominance and territoriality, When you get to adulthood.

As with most breeds developed for hunting, the Jämthund requires a lot of regular exercise to keep fit, both physically and mentally. He bored quickly if it stays inside for a long time and can be destructive.

It is an excellent companion, fell, quiet, balanced and very affectionate.

Jämthund care

The waterproof coat of the Jämthund repels dirt and moisture well, but still needs to be brushed regularly. It is best to comb your hair daily, especially during the layer change phase. This way you can remove dead hair in time and at the same time ensure that the amount of hair in your house stays within limits.. But, you should not expect meticulous cleaning in your home as the owner of this dog.

In addition to the toilet, claws should be trimmed regularly to avoid injury. Your roommate's ears and teeth should also be cleaned and checked at regular intervals., about two or three times a week.

What food does the Jämthund need?

More decisive than the price of the food should be the price of the ingredients. This does not mean that the most expensive food is always the best.. Much more important is that the composition is adjusted to the needs of your dog and these depend on quite individual criteria such as weight, age, activity level and health status.

Basically, the food of Jämthund, like all the other dogs, should consist mainly of meat. It is the most important energy supplier for the descendant of the wolf and must constitute at least the 80 percent of the diet. The meat is complemented with vegetables, important fruits and fats, that provide an optimal supply of nutrients.

The cereals, the sugar, artificial flavor enhancers and chemical preservatives, on the other hand, have no place in dog food, regardless of whether it is dry food, wet, even cooked or raw food (BARF).

Jämthund Health

Careful grooming is not just for cleanliness and hygiene, but above all for the health of your dog. Brush your dog regularly and check his ears, claws, eyes and teeth. This way you can quickly detect any changes and make an appointment with the vet on time.

Being overweight is a problem for all dog breeds and quickly causes more complaints. So, it is advisable to check your pet's weight regularly. Hand palpation is also a good way to determine if your dog is of normal weight.. You shouldn't be able to see your dog's ribs from a distance., but i should be able to feel them.

Otherwise, the Jämthund he is a very robust dog, and there is no need to fear the hereditary diseases typical of the breed. If you have the time, the experience, money and the desire to fully adapt to this breed, you will surely have many years of pleasure with him Jämthund.

Breeding and buying a Jämthund

In Sweden the Jämthund has long been known beyond hunting circles and is popular as a versatile utility and companion dog. In other countries of the world, However, this swedish dog is very rare. Although you can find breeders in Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands and North America, searching and waiting for a purebred puppy can sometimes take years. So, it is advisable to contact a registered association for Nordic dogs, that can help you find breeders in Scandinavia.

What do I have to consider when buying a Jämthund?

Although the distance to the breeder is long, those interested should take the time to get to know the kennel, the animals and the breeder in detail before buying. Don't take home the first best puppy, but convince yourself in several visits that it is serious parenting, that dogs breed with a lot of experience and love.

In addition to health tests, vaccinations and the presence of all important papers and a pedigree, animals must grow up in a close relationship with their breeder from birth. The socialization of a Jämthund already begins in the first weeks of life. Living with his mother and brothers, but also with the breeder's family, puppies learn the most important rules of the nest.

What demands does the Jämthund make to the owner?

One Jämthund need plenty of exercise. You must also be sufficiently disabled both physically and mentally. A life in gated communities, in the city and without a garden, it certainly doesn't do this kind of dog justice.

The Jämthund feels more comfortable in rural areas. There you can move freely and spend a lot of time in nature. If not used for hunting purposes, you should definitely offer alternative activities. Possible are examinations for companion dogs, dog tournaments or rescue dog training. Also bike rides, long walks or sledding shots in winter are suitable to satisfy the great momentum of movement of the Jämthund.

Images "Jamthund"

Photos:

1 – Swedish Elkhound by Canarian / CC BY-SA
2 – A female Swedish Elkhound. Colour: wolf-grey with cream markings by Canarian / CC BY-SA
3 – PHOTO: EAST NEWS/COGIS JAMTHUND by https://flic.kr/p/qdryfN
4 – Jamthund by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/644232
5 – Jämthund (Swedish Elkhound) in the woods. 2 years old male by User:Arto Pääkkönen / CC BY-SA
6 – Jamthund by https://pixabay.com/es/photos/perro-retrato-animales-cachorro-5290821/

Videos "Jamthund"

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4 Jämthund- a nordic hunter
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Swedish Elkhounds – Jamthund Male Rico and Jamthund Female Aina

Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION: 42
  • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types
  • Section 2: Nordic Hunting Dogs. Proof of work for Nordic countries only (Sweden, Norway, Finland)..

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 5 – Section 2 Nordic Hunting Dogs.
  • UKC – Northern Breeds


FCI breed standard "Jamthund"

FCIFCI - Jamthund
Jamthund

Alternative names:

    1. Swedish Elkhound (English).
    2. Jämthund (French).
    3. Jämthund (German).
    4. Jämthund, Elkhound sueco (Portuguese).
    5. Elkhound sueco, Jämthund (español).
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