Jämthund
Suecia FCI 42 - Nordic Hunting Dogs

Jämthund

Still very old, the Jämthund was not recognized until the year 1946, It was previously confused with the Gray Norwegian Elkhound

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History

Only in 1946 the Jämthund (Jämthund) was recognized as a breed. However, the Jämthund it is a very old breed of dog, which is already known since the north of Sweden is populated.

La razón de este tardío reconocimiento es que el pequeño Gray Norwegian Elkhound and the jämthund they were judged by the same race. At the end, this trial turned out to be untenable. The Jämthund mainly used to hunt moose, but it has also been used to hunt bears and lynxes, especially in the past.

Hoy en día la FCI reconoce tres perros de alce diferentes:

All three are assigned to buffers and dogs of the original type (group 5) and in them they are assigned to the section 2 “Nordic Hunting Dogs”.

Physical characteristics

The Jämthund He is respected for his wolf-like appearance and his great and powerful stature. With a height at the cross of 57 a 65 centímetros y un peso de unos 30 kg, It is the largest and heaviest of the three moose dogs recognized 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

La obediencia ciega está absolutamente lejos de este perro de pedigrí seguro de sí mismo e independiente del lejano norte. After all, the Jämthund in Sweden has been hunting moose, lynxes and even bears bravely and on their own for thousands of years. Although he always keeps in touch with his hunter, this smart and independent breed doesn't need your orders.

Strong dog personality with many talents

Dog lovers who are interested in this breed should know that the practice of certain commands sometimes requires some effort. Con repeticiones estúpidas o incluso con fuerza y violencia no conseguirás nada con el Jämthund.

However, if you accept his character and thoughtful nature and have the skills to deal with such a strong personality, puedes ciertamente entrenarlo para que sea un perro de trabajo y de compañía versátil. With inventiveness, patience, consistency and sensitivity, the persistent and powerful Jämthund can be trained not only to be a versatile hunting dog, but also an excellent herding dog, guardia, sled and rescue.

Very experienced hunting dog

A pesar del reconocimiento relativamente tardío como una raza separada, the origin of Jämthund goes back a long time. In the province of Jämtland, in central Sweden, which is decisive for his name, the type of dog has been known for thousands of years.

Incluso los primeros colonos del norte y centro de Suecia tenían perros para cazar osos, Moose, lynxes and wolves. Los cazadores apreciaban sobre todo su enorme resistencia y fuerza física, with which the dog, independently and bravely, salía en busca de caza.

Hoy en día se le considera en los círculos de caza como un perro de búsqueda intrépido y enérgico, which is not only suitable for hunting loose hounds, sino que también puede ser utilizado para la caza de perros guía. Search and pursue game in the dense forests of Scandinavia and remain silent until you have placed the animal. Only then does he give the hunter a signal through his barking that he can hit the target.. This type of hunting is called “standing still“.

El Jämthund como perro de la familia

Also as a family dog ​​the Jämthund it is very suitable, as long as enough space is given to the independent nature and great desire for freedom of this original hunting dog. Así que se le considera amigable, balanced, calm and fond of children. Después de un período apropiado de aclimatación, también acepta conespecíficos, gatos y otras mascotas sin ningún problema.

Se encuentra con extraños con una cierta desconfianza según su instinto natural de vigilancia y protección. No actúa ni nerviosa ni agresivamente. Tampoco hay que negar una cierta alegría de ladrar a este perro de caza nórdico.

La cría y la compra de un Jämthund

In Sweden the Jämthund es conocido desde hace mucho tiempo más allá de los círculos de caza y es popular como un versátil perro de utilidad y compañía. En otros países del mundo, However, el perro de pedigrí sueco es muy raro. Although you can find breeders in Germany, Great Britain, los Países Bajos y América del Norte, la búsqueda y la espera de un cachorro de raza pura a veces puede llevar años. So, it is advisable to contact a registered association for Nordic dogs, that can help you find breeders in Scandinavia.

¿Qué tengo que considerar cuando compro un 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, Before making several visits, convince yourself that it is a serious parenting, que los perros se crían con mucha experiencia y amor.

In addition to health tests, las vacunas y la presencia de todos los papeles importantes y un pedigrí, 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, los cachorros aprenden las reglas más importantes de la jerarquía.

¿Qué demandas hace el Jämthund to the owner?

One Jämthund need plenty of exercise. También debe estar suficientemente discapacitado tanto física como mentalmente. A life in gated communities, en la ciudad y sin jardín, it certainly doesn't do this kind of dog justice.

The Jämthund feels more comfortable in rural areas. Allí puede moverse libremente y pasar mucho tiempo en la naturaleza. If not used for hunting purposes, definitivamente deberías ofrecerle actividades alternativas. Posibles son los exámenes para perros de compañía, 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.

Is a suit for me Jämthund?

Before you start looking for a suitable breeder, debería hacerse la siguiente pregunta: ¿Este perro de pedigrí nórdico me conviene a mí y a mi vida?

This becomes especially important if you don't want to keep Jämthund like a hunting dog, but exclusively as a family dog. In this case you must make sure that you have enough experience, time and space to satisfy this demanding and energetic four-legged friend.

Al preguntar si este perro es un buen partido para mí, por supuesto también deberías vigilar los costos. After all, owning a dog costs not only time but also money. In addition to the purchase price, dog tax and insurance, there are also equipment expenses, watch out, food and visits to the vet.

Puede que le interese nuestro artículo sobre este tema: Getting the puppies used to the new home: Basic equipment and tips.

¿Qué comida necesita el Jämthund?

Más importante que el precio de la comida debería ser el precio de los ingredientes. 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, debería consistir principalmente en carne. Es el proveedor de energía más importante para el descendiente del lobo y debe constituir al menos el 80 percent of the diet. The meat is complemented with vegetables, important fruits and fats, that provide an optimal supply of nutrients.

The cereals, el azúcar, los potenciadores de sabor artificiales y los conservantes químicos, on the other hand, have no place in dog food, either dry food, comida húmeda, even cooked or raw food (BARF).

Care “Jämthund”

The waterproof coat of the Jämthund repels dirt and moisture well, pero aún así debe ser cepillado regularmente. It is best to comb your hair daily, especially during the layer change phase. De esta manera se puede eliminar el pelo muerto a tiempo y al mismo tiempo asegurar que la cantidad de pelo que hay en su casa se mantenga dentro de los límites. However, 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. Los oídos y dientes de tu compañero de cuarto también deben ser limpiados y revisados a intervalos regulares, about two or three times a week.

Health “Jämthund”

The Jämthunde they are very robust

Careful grooming is not just for cleanliness and hygiene, but above all for the health of your dog. Cepille a su perro regularmente y revise sus oídos, 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.. No debería poder ver las costillas de su perro desde la distancia, pero debería poder sentirlas.

Otherwise, the health of Jämthund is very robust, y no hay que temer a las enfermedades hereditarias típicas de la raza. If you have time, experience, money and the desire to fully adapt to this breed, you will surely have many years of pleasure with him Jämthund.

Characteristics "Jämthund"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Jämthund" you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, you must take into account his character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, their care and if you have small children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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Images "Jämthund"

Photos:

1 – Jämthund by Jörgen Blom / CC BY-SA
2 – Jämthund (Swedish Elkhound) in the woods. 2 years old male. by User:Arto Pääkkönen / CC BY-SA
3 – Jämthund by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/644232
4 – Jämthund by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/619009
5 – Jämthund by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/1289323
6 – Jämthund by https://pixabay.com/es/photos/perro-tronco-mascota-animales-2064314/
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Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION: 42
  • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types
  • Section 2: Nordic Hunting Dogs. Prueba de trabajo solamente para los países nórdicos (Sweden, Norway, Finland)..

Federations:

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


FCI breed standard "Jämthund"

FCIFCI - Jämthund
Dog

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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