Smaland Hound
Suecia FCI 129 - Medium-sized Hounds

Smaland Hound

The Smaland Hound It is used for hunting hare and fox; It is not a pack dog and is not used for deer hunting.

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History

The history of Smaland Hound starts in the county of Smaland, in southern Sweden; there existed a great variety of hounds in the 19th century. Some, of german origin, Polish or Baltic, had arrived in the company of soldiers returning after the great wars between 1611 and 1678.

These hunting dogs were later crossed with local farm dogs type Spitz and english hounds, becoming the ancestors of Smaland Hound. The size, tail color and length varied at that time: some dogs were black and tan, others red or yellow. However, white markings were common. Some cubs were born with short tails.

During the early years of the 20th century, great efforts were made to rebuild the type of the old Smalandsstövare, especially the short-tailed variety. The first standard, written in 1921, allowed dogs to have both short and long tails. It was first decided that the color would be black and tan, but red and yellow were allowed, as well as the white spots.

The Smaland Hound received continuous infusions of new blood, sometimes using strong lines from other dog breeds. The new blood was last used in the 1990s. 1950, When, for a short period, dogs of unknown origin were registered, but accepted type, as Smaland Hound.

Photo: Smalandsstovare by amoreaquattrozampe.it

Physical characteristics “Smaland Hound”

Smaland-Stövare
Smaland-Stövare

The Smaland Hound he is a robust dog, similar to Rottweiler, and elegant looking. His eyes are dark brown with a calm expression. Ears are stuck high, slightly raised when the dog is paying attention. They are carried hanging, with rounded ends. The tail is placed in the extension of the line of the back, straight or slightly saber-shaped. May be short at birth.

Hair: average length, rough, well attached to the body; thicker in the back and neckline. The undercoat is colored: black and fiery (all shades range from amber to reddish brown). Small white spots are allowed on the bib and fingers.

Size: males 46-54 cm. (ideal 50 cm.); females 42-54 cm. (ideal 45 cm.).

Character and skills “Smaland Hound”

These Hounds form a strong bond with their owners, being loyal and devoted, kind and loving, which also makes them great companions at home.

When they hunt, they are used mainly for hunting fox and hare. He is gifted with exceptional talent, he is a brave and determined dog.

At home, is a gentle, calm and affectionate family companion. They are known to be territorial and distrustful of strangers, which makes them good watchdogs that will not fail to warn their masters of marauders.

The Smaland Hound is very intelligent and they learn easily. He gets along well with his peers if they have grown up together, but it must be presented with delicacy and attention to other dogs and other animals.

It is a dog that needs a lot of time in the presence of its master, you need space and the ability to expend your energy. Therefore, it is not a dog for owners who are absent or who do not have enough time to dedicate to it.

The breed needs space and is therefore not suitable for apartment living.

Characteristics “Smaland Hound”

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

Adaptation ⓘ

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Apartment ⓘ

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Grooming ⓘ

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Barking Tendencies ⓘ

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intelligence ⓘ

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versatility ⓘ

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Watchdog Ability ⓘ

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Playfulness ⓘ

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Videos “Smaland Hound”

Smålandsstövare / Smalands Hound / Smalandstevare

harjakt med smålandsstövare diva

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 129
  • Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds.
  • Section 1: Scent hounds – 1.2: Medium-sized Hounds. With working trial.

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds. – Section 1.2: Medium-sized Hounds.
  • UKCScenthounds

FCI breed standard “Smaland Hound”

“Smaland Hound” FCI Smaland Hound FCI

Alternative names:

    1. (Swedish: Smålandsstövare) (English).
    2. Smålandsstövare (French).
    3. Småland-Bracke, Smålandsstövare (German).
    4. Smalandsstovare (Portuguese).
    5. Cazador de Småland (sueco: Smålandsstövare) (Spanish).
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