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.

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Videos “Smaland Hound”

Smålandsstövare / Smalands Hound / Smalandstevare

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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).

Schiller Hound
Suecia FCI 131 - Medium-sized Hounds

Schiller Hound

The spread of Schiller Hound is regular in your country of origin, but very small abroad.

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History

The Schiller Hound It is a working breed that has existed in Sweden since the Middle Ages. However, the breed was not really established and recognized until 1952. This recognition is due in large part to a breeder, Per Schiller, who gave the breed its name.

In 1886, at the first Swedish dog show, they were shown 189 hounds. Among them were Tamburini and Ralla I, a brother and sister belonging to Per Schiller. They descended from the famous bloodhounds of the Kaflas estate. These dogs probably came from southern Germany: rather small, fawn in color with black fur and slight white markings.

The Schiller Hound they were then based on the crossing of Swiss dogs, Germans and Austrians, as well as in British hunting dogs, especially the Harriers, to produce a fast and light breed that quickly acquired its type. curiously, Per Schiller worked alongside a Swedish doctor named Adolf Hamilton, and also led to the development of a similar dog named Hamilton Hound, that can be differentiated from Schiller Hound for its tricolor coat.

Still very rare outside of his native country, the Schiller Hound was recognized by the Swedish Kennel Club in 1907.

The Schiller Hound has been traditionally used as a sniffing dog, although some describe it as a hunting dog. The breed is known for both its speed and superior olfactory ability; able to quickly track its prey and then howl loudly when its master approaches, alerting of its position. It is a hardy dog ​​that can tolerate cold Swedish winters well.. Often, work individually rather than in a pack and typically hunt rabbits and foxes. Even today, many dogs still work as hunters, although they are equally good household pets.

Photos: Schiller Hound during International show of dogs in Katowice – Spodek, Poland by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics

The conformation of Schiller Hound it's that of an athletic dog, and with his well-muscled body and strong limbs, you are clearly well suited to your job role. Its head is relatively small but long and has a well defined stop. The bridge of your nose should be straight and the nose itself is black with wide nostrils. His dark brown eyes are bright and alert, set deep in your face. Its medium-sized, high-set ears hang close to its face and do not extend beyond its lower jaw. Its long and thin limbs are parallel and are surely one of the main reasons for its impressive speed; giving them a very long stride. Their body is rectangular in shape and they have a deep chest with a robust and solid back.. Its long, tapered tail should not be carried too high in the exhibition ring..

The Schillerstövare's shiny, straight coat fits perfectly against its skin. The top coat is actually quite tough, although the shorter fur on his face and ears is softer to the touch. Predominantly tan in color, the coat also has a prominent black coat. Only small white spots are allowed on the coat. Their fur is expertly designed to protect them in icy weather conditions.

The Schiller Hound It is a medium to large sized hound for hunting fox and hare, what does it measure 53-61 cm to the withers and weighs 18-25 kg . The coat is rough and not too short, and it's close to the body.

Character and skills

These vivacious dogs live life to the fullest and are a pleasure to be around. Always alert, need a lot of attention and crave human company. The Schiller Hound they will form a close bond with their family, and although they tolerate children well, require supervision when with younger children, as they can be quite disruptive.

The Schiller Hound are normally kept indoors and can be calm and polite housemates, although they can bark melodiously at times. The watchful nature of this dog means that it will always alert its owner to any unannounced guests., However, they are not territorial enough to be used as guard dogs. This dog's distrust of new people can be a problem, although this can usually be overcome by early and thorough socialization.

Although it is not conventionally worked in packs of dogs, the Schiller Hound can socialize well with other dogs if given the opportunity. Of course, smaller animals are not safe in your company and are likely to be viewed as little more than prey.

Health

Most members of the breed live into adolescence and tend to enjoy good health.. There are a couple of conditions to consider when it comes to Schiller Hound:

Hip Dysplasia

Malformed hips result in an uneven gait, lifelong muscle loss and discomfort. Affected canines are treated with a variety of therapies, including physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and pharmaceutical pain relief. Prudent screening programs in adult dogs of breeding age can help reduce the overall incidence in the population. If a dog of breeding age scores low on the hip, must be neutered and removed from the kennel.

Ear infections

The floppy ears of hunting dogs are a magnet for infection as they create moist environments within the ear canal for bacteria and yeast to thrive.. Keeping your ears clear and dry can reduce the potential for infection. If wax builds up, an ear cleaner should be used. Infections should not be allowed to become infected and should be treated as soon as they are noticed. Chronic and whiny infections can pose a real challenge to healing and make the dog very uncomfortable and unhappy while they persist.

Characteristics “Schiller Hound”

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Images “Schiller Hound”

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1 – A female Schiller Hound by Canarian, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
2 – A female Schiller Hound by Canarian, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
3 – Schiller Hound (Schiller's wanted poster) International Dog Show in Katowice 28 – 30. 03.2008 by Lilly Mreal name: Małgorzata Miłaszewska, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
4 – Schiller Hound during dogs show in Katowice, Poland by Lilly M, CC BY-SA 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons
5 – “Schiller Hound” by https://pixabay.com/es/photos/cachorro-hound-schillerst%C3%B6vare-837998/
6 – Schiller Hound (Schiller's wanted poster) International Dog Show in Katowice 28 – 30. 03.2008 by Lilly Mreal name: Małgorzata Miłaszewska, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Videos “Schiller Hound”

Schillerstøveren Cora jager hare som unghund.
Uttak på hare med Schillerstøveren Tilda

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 131
  • 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.

FCI breed standard “Schiller Hound”

“Schiller Hound” FCI Schiller FCI Hound

Alternative names:

    1. Schiller Bracke, Schillerstövare (English).
    2. Schillerstövare (French).
    3. Schiller-Bracke, Schillerstövare (German).
    4. Schillerstövare (Portuguese).
    5. Schillerstövare (Spanish).

Swedish Lapphund
Suecia FCI 135 - Nordic Watchdogs and Herders.

In experienced hands the Swedish Lapphund is a loyal and robust companion.

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Origin and history

The “Swedish Lapphund” share his ancestors with him Finnish Lapphund. They are descended from dogs bred by the Lapps and Sami specifically to herd their large herds of reindeer. For centuries they have served as indispensable working dogs in this way.

The breeding became more and more specialized in weather resistance and independence. The dogs had to perform physically very well. Persevering and willing to work, They formed the perfect partners for the herd owners. With this they ensured their livelihood for these people.

Only in the 20th century were three independent dog breeds formed and recognized from these dogs. In addition to the Swedish and Finnish Lapphound, there is also the Lapponian Herder today. This one has a shorter coat and short hair.

As technology progressed, the Swedish Lapphund was gradually replaced by snowmobiles. Due to its faithful and pleasant character, the breed remained, however, preserved. Today they are highly regarded as family and companion dogs. But they are also suitable for hunting, like watchdogs, and even as search and rescue dogs.

Physical characteristics

The breed is recognized by the FCI and belongs to the group 5 of the “Dogs type Spitz and primitive type”. The relationship with Spitz can be easily seen in the appearance of the Swedish Lapphund. Characteristic triangular head and ears frame large, alert eyes. With a height between 43 and 48 centimeters, belongs to the breeds of medium-sized dogs.

His coat is always black. Only occasionally can small white markings be found on the legs or chest. Like all Nordic dogs, has a double coat with a very dense undercoat and a long coat. This coat makes it very insensitive to almost all weather conditions.

Character and skills

Swedish Lapphund
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In his character, the Swedish Lapphund he is very attentive, lively and friendly. It is well adapted as a family dog. But it is often used for dog sports too, hunting or as a watchdog. Your original task as a herding dog is, Unfortunately, hardly necessary nowadays.

Like an intelligent and persistent dog, it is important that you are always physically and mentally disabled. Due to its independent character, consistent training is necessary. In experienced hands the Swedish Lapphund is a loyal and robust companion.

The Swedish Lapphund tends to bark, what is beneficial to use as a watchdog. If you start early with education, the barking can also be well contained. Generally friendly with other animals.

Correct nutrition

The Swedish Lapphund has no special restrictions on feeding. It can be well fed with any quality food. Attention should be paid to a good nutrient composition. The sugar, However, has no place in feeding.

Awards are not absolutely necessary for the motivation and education of the Swedish Lapphund. However, is particularly happy with the natural chewy sticks, like cowhide or pig's ears. Attention should also be paid to dental care.

Care “Swedish Lapphund”

Although the coat of Swedish Lapphund it is as abundant as it is impressive, his toilet is not elaborate. The coat is very dense and offers perfect protection against the weather. Firm structure of the top layer is dirt repellent. Therefore, it is enough to brush the Swedish Lapphund from time to time to remove coarse dirt or sticks.

Only during the change of coat is daily brushing necessary. One should use the dog shampoo very sparingly with this dog. Therefore, should only be bathed in the absolutely exceptional case. In addition, a haircut is not normally necessary. Like any other dog, their claws should be checked regularly and, if required, cut. The ears should also be cleaned from time to time to avoid infection.

Videos “Swedish Lapphund”

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 135
  • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
  • Section 3: Nordic Watchdogs and Herders. Without working trial.
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 5 – Section 3 Nordic Watchdogs and Herders..

    FCI breed standard Swedish Lapphund

    Swedish Lapphund FCI Swedish Lapphund FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Svensk lapphund (English).
      2. Chien suédois de Laponie (French).
      3. Schwedischer Lapphund (German).
      4. Lapphund (Portuguese).
      5. Pastor lapón de Suecia (Spanish).

    Norrbottenspets
    Suecia FCI 276 - Nordic Hunting Dogs

    Norrbottenspets

    The Norrbottenspets also used as a draft dog.

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    History

    The Norrbottenspets (Spitz from the North Bothnia country) probably originates from the small spitz-type Laika that was known to live with hunters in the North Cape area, already in prehistoric times. Little hunting spitz have survived for thousands of years through natural selection - survival of the fittest. In the very harsh and difficult areas of the northern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula, hunting for food and skins was a necessity in order to survive. Precious skins like saber, Sable fur and ermine were the only valid currency for centuries. When fur prices fell drastically after WWII, so did the interest in him Norrbottenspets.

    The breed disappeared and there were no records for many years, hence the Kennel Club of Sweden (SKK) declared it extinct. But only a decade later news came that true-type specimens had been found living as pets and watchdogs in small inland homes in North Bothnia.. Due to the very dedicated work of a few men, this ancient hunting spitz was saved.
    In 1967 the Norrbottenspets was introduced to the Registries and a new standard was drawn up.

    Source: http://www.fci.be/en/nomenclature/NORRBOTTENSPITZ-276.html

    Physical characteristics

    It is a small spitz-type dog with a rather square appearance, compact and plump, with a lean and strong musculature. The bearing is handsome, with head and tail high. The breed has a strong sexual dimorphism, although the ideal specimen for both sexes is a well-characterized small spitz, attentive, good guardian, of harmonious construction and good character.

    The skull is sharp, with the ears set high and relatively small, eyes are dark and bright, and express calmness and predisposition towards work.

    Ears are slightly below average size with sparse hair and erect bearing. The tail is set relatively high, fairly tall in a semicircle, with the tip touching the sides of the thighs. When it stretches, must not exceed the tip of the hock.

    Hair: hard, short, straight and quite bushy, with fine and dense undercoat. The length varies depending on the body area: longer around the neck and on the thighs and shorter on the skull and front of the extremities.

    Color: all colors are allowed. The ideal is white with yellow or brownish red spots.

    Size: males 45 cm.; females, 42 cm.

    Character and skills

    Norrbottenspets

    The pretty white colored Spitz, medium size and short hair is very rare in his native country and practically unknown outside of Sweden.

    He is an excellent guard with a lot of drive, temperament and stubbornness. With proper physical and mental tension, it is also a nice and friendly companion dog.

    As a born hunter, the Norrbottenspets He is very Brave, fearless and alert. He is extremely lively and has a lot of temperament and self-confidence. The Norrbottenspets it is very suitable as a guard dog, because it reports everything I miss immediately without being aggressive. In the family he is very sociable, friendly and gentle. But the intelligent and self-confident dog can also be stubborn and needs a sensitive education and clear guidance..

    The Norrbottenspets he is very docile, but it needs a lot of movement and a lot of demanding and varied activity. The ideal are, for example, tests with companion dogs, sports tournaments with dogs or rescue dog training. Only with appropriate mental and physical activity will Norrbottenspets it is also a nice and friendly family companion dog. As a pure house dog or for a life in the city it is not the right dog.

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 276
    • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
    • Section 2: Nordic Hunting Dogs. With working trial.
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 5 – Section 2 Nordic Hunting Dogs.

    FCI standard of the Norrbottenspets

    Norrbottenspets FCI Norrbottenspets FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Nordic Spitz, Norrbottenspitz, Pohjanpystykorva (English).
      2. Spitz nordique (French).
      3. Norrbottenspets, Pohjanpystykorvat (German).
      4. Spitz nórdico (Portuguese).
      5. Spitz nórdico (Spanish).

    Jämthund
    Suecia FCI 42 - Nordic Hunting Dogs

    Swedish Elkhound

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

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    History

    Only in 1946 the Jämthund (Swedish Elkhound) 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.

    The reason for this late recognition is that the little 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.

    Today the FCI recognizes three different moose dogs:

    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 - 65 centimeters and a weight of about 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

    Blind obedience is absolutely far from this self-assured and independent pedigree dog from the far north. 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. With stupid repetitions or even with force and violence you will not achieve anything with the Jämthund.

    However, if you accept his character and thoughtful nature and have the skills to deal with such a strong personality, you can certainly train him to be a versatile working and companion dog. 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, Guard, sled and rescue.

    Very experienced hunting dog

    Despite relatively late recognition as a separate breed, 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.

    Even the first settlers in northern and central Sweden had dogs to hunt bears, Moose, lynxes and wolves. Hunters especially appreciated his enormous stamina and physical strength., with which the dog, independently and bravely, went out in search of hunting.

    Today he is considered in hunting circles as an intrepid and energetic search dog., which is not only suitable for hunting loose hounds, It can also be used for guide dog hunting. 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“.

    The Jämthund as a family dog

    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. So it is considered friendly, balanced, calm and fond of children. After an appropriate period of acclimatization, also accepts conspecific, cats and other pets without any problem.

    He meets strangers with a certain distrust according to his natural instinct for vigilance and protection. Does not act nervous or aggressively. There is also no denying a certain joy in barking at this Nordic hunting dog..

    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, the Swedish pedigree dog is very rare. Although you can find breeders in Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands and North America, finding and waiting for a purebred puppy can sometimes take years. Therefore, 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, Before making several visits, convince yourself that it is a serious parenting, that dogs are raised with a lot of experience and love.

    In addition to health tests, vaccines 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 hierarchy.

    What demands does the Jämthund to the owner?

    A 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 exams 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.

    Is a Jämthund?

    Before you start looking for a suitable breeder, you should ask yourself the following question: Is this Nordic pedigree dog right for me and my life??

    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.

    Asking if this dog is a good match for me, of course you should also watch the costs. 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.

    You may be interested in our article on this topic: Getting the puppies used to the new home: Basic equipment and tips.

    What food does the Jämthund need?

    More important 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, either dry food, wet food, even cooked or raw food (BARF).

    Care “Jämthund”

    The waterproof coat of the Jämthund repels dirt and moisture well, but it 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 home is kept within limits.. 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. Your roommate's ears and teeth should also be cleaned and checked at regular intervals., 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. 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. Therefore, 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.

    In all other respects, the health of Jämthund is very robust, and there is no need to fear the hereditary diseases typical of the breed. 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 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.

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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 village https://pixabay.com/es/photos/perro-tronco-mascota-animales-2064314/
    7 – Jämthund by HTTPS://pxhere.com/es/photo/753453

    Videos “Jämthund”

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 42
    • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
    • Section 2: Nordic Hunting Dogs. Working trial only for the Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway and Finland).
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 5 – Section 2 Nordic Hunting Dogs.
    • UKC – Nordic Hunting Dogs.

    STANDARD FCI breed Jämthund

    FCI Jämthund FCI Jämthund

    Alternative names:

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

    Swedish Vallhund
    Suecia FCI 14 - Nordic Watchdogs and Herders.

    Vallhund Sueco

    The Swedish Vallhund is `practically unknown outside the Nordic countries.

    Content

    History

    The Swedish Vallhund (Västgötaspets), known as also as “Viking dog“, was bred to herd cattle, capturing vermin (as the rats, for example), and as a watchdog.

    The origin of the Vallhund is believed to date from ago 800 or 900 years, during the time of the vikings, and although there are theories that claim, race historians dismiss that there is a connection between the breed we know today as Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Despite its resemblance.

    During World War II, the race was on the verge of extinction, but with time and much care was recuperada…

    Then, in 1964, the Swedish breed standard was revised and the name Västgötaspet (in Swedish) was officially adopted in recognition of the region the dogs come from Västgötaland.

    In 2008, the Swedish Vallhund, the dog of Basset, the Tibetan Mastiff, and the Beauceron They competed for the first time, in the sample Westminster Kennel Club International.

    In the news, the Swedish Vallhund still known as Sweden's cattle keeper, par excellence, although it is still very rare around the world.

    Physical characteristics

    The height at the withers expected according to the Swedish Vallhund, is of 33 cm in males and 31 cm in females. A variation of 1,5 cm above or below these measures, is allowed. With regard to the weight, round between 9 - 14 kg.

    The Swedish Vallhund, it is a breed endowed with good muscles (something very important in dogs with short legs). Their fur, It should be of medium length (pulling short), and hard. The outer layer is thin and firm and the inner layer is dense and soft. The hair is short on the head and in the earlier parts of the legs, While a little longer in the neck, the chest and back of the hind legs.

    The desired colors are grey, grey-brown, reddish brown or greyish yellow with darker spots on the hairs in the back, the neck and sides of the body. The color white is allowed on a small proportion, as a narrow shining, (neckstop) or a light collar. White markings are allowed in the anterior and posterior limbs and chest. White patches that exceed more than the 30% on the colorful coat is generally considered a lack.

    Character and skills

    The Swedish Vallhund, It was created as a working dog in to the farm, but it also has history as company mascots. This leads to it fit perfectly, in rural areas as well as life in cities.

    The Swedish Vallhund it is a great companion as a pet, but - also- It can be used for grazing. They love human attention and are very devoted to their owners.

    It's a funny dog, happy and having fun with any group game. It is a dog friendly with most of the people, but they can be wary with strangers and should be, correctly, socialized and trained from pups, Since, going to try to protect your home, as it is, without being aware of its small size.

    The Swedish Vallhund, You can compete in agility, obedience, show, Flyball, follow-up, and the raising of events. Also, can be measured in non-competitive grazing trials.

    Education of “Swedish Vallhund”

    Small but mighty. This original worker is by no means a spoiled lap dog. Is persevering, brave and energetic and can keep up well as a farm dog with a close family relationship. Children should be slightly older and used to respectful contact with dogs. Because if you disturb the Swedish Vallhund, tends to be aggressive. According to your original task, cattle grazing, loves to exercise in the fresh air and only after a corresponding load of work does he appreciate a cozy afternoon on the couch. To a balanced Swedish Vallhund likes to snuggle and play and is loyal to his two-legged pack.

    Like many northern dogs, this breed also tends to bark extensively, which should already be managed in a controlled way at the puppy stage. However, will not be a particularly calm pet, even after successful training, so don't set your expectations too high. How a dog for a city walk may have a tendency to collide with other dogs, it is particularly sensible to attend puppy play classes and basic obedience courses with him at dog school. This strengthens their social skills and can also lay the foundation for friendships with other animals..

    Health “Swedish Vallhund”

    The Vallhund it is a small but powerful breed of dog, brave, alert, strong, Intelligent, friendly and healthy. They have few known health problems (genetically inherited), and are considered robust dogs, healthy and with a life expectancy around the 14 years.

    In some cases, they may face problems in the column, due to its short legs (distribution of the peso…).

    Food “Swedish Vallhund”

    A species-appropriate dog food with a high proportion of meat is the best foundation for the life of a healthy dog. So choose a dry or wet food that contains meat as the main ingredient, you can tell by the fact that meat tops the ingredient list. Avoid dog food that contains cereal as cheap fillers. If you choose dry food, you should also make sure that your Vallhund drink enough. In any case, fresh water must always be available to him at all times and everywhere.

    If you want to give your four-legged friend a special treatment, you can choose healthy treats such as jerky snacks especially for dogs or dental care snacks. Avoid anything that contains sugar. You can give your little companion an appetizing treat to chew on with dry chew items like cow ears or special dog bones for medium-sized dogs. Avoid being overweight: If your four-legged friend gains weight, exercise more or reduce daily servings – you usually don't need a diet food.

    A “Swedish Vallhund”

    The Swedish Vallhund you are comfortable with active people who give you a task. For example, can live as a garden dog with close contact with his two-legged pack. Here you will do an excellent job as a watchdog, but you will also need an extra workload in the form of some common activities – unless you really have the task of herding other animals.

    If you are thinking of moving in with a Swedish Vallhund, you should already have experience with dogs. Can make close friends with older children, provided they give you a place to retreat and introduce you to respectful handling of dogs. With younger children up to elementary school age and sometimes beyond, misunderstandings may arise. The former rat catcher should not live together with smaller pets and should only consider socialization with cats if the breeder's household has already socialized him with them before or if he ensures that a Swedish Vallhund adult have a lot of experience with calm cats.

    In any case, before moving, make sure all family members agree with the new family member and that no one is allergic to animal hair. Also consider how to organize care during your vacation – the Swedish Vallhund you are welcome to be taken on a walking holiday, but remember it's still a dog that likes to bark. You should also keep this in mind with regard to your neighborhood. In any case, despite its practical size, the Swedish Vallhund still a four-legged friend who doesn't fit in well in a city apartment, but rather in a house in the country, where it is better to have a fenced garden.

    Before moving, consider the costs of the dog itself and the basic equipment, as well as the regular expenses of adequate food for the dog, veterinary costs, dog tax and liability insurance. Of course, unforeseen amounts may be added in relation to veterinary expenses: Inform yourself about dog health insurance in advance and consider whether such insurance is possible for your four-legged friend.

    Where can i find my “Swedish Vallhund”?

    Outside of Scandinavia there are very few examples of this breed of dog. Please, inform yourself in advance about the particularities of the puppy's entry and the necessary vaccinations. The best thing to do is to search the internet for breeders who should definitely belong to a club – only then can you be sure that you really have a Swedish Vallhund. In addition, friends of the breed should always support serious and ambitious breeding and, therefore, health maintenance, the type and character of the breed. It makes sense to contact Nordic dog clubs – they can help you contact breeders of the breed.

    These clubs are also a good place to contact if you want to offer a Swedish Vallhund adult a new home. However, depending on the region you live in, you should also watch out for adult crossings or look for alternatives, since outside of Scandinavia fortunately there are not many Swedish Vallhund that lose their homes among the already very few Walldogs. If you have an older dog, find out more about their history, because it is not uncommon for dog owners who have to shed their Swedish Vallhund underestimate him for his size and do not allow him to be trained properly. Here knowledge of dogs may be necessary to correct educational errors, but the Swedish Vallhund smart learners quickly in the right hands.

    Characteristics “Swedish Vallhund”

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Swedish Vallhund” 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.

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    Images “Swedish Vallhund”

    Photos:

    1 – “Swedish Vallhund” by https://flic.kr/p/a4mJMv
    2 – “Swedish Vallhund” by WestportWiki / CC BY-SA
    3 – Kiki, a Swedish Vallhund by https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Kiki,_a_Swedish_Vallhund.jpg
    4 – A Swedish Vallhund doing agility by Ron Armstrong from Helena, MT, USA / CC BY
    5 – “Swedish Vallhund” by Matt Lemmon / CC BY-SA
    6 – “Swedish Vallhund” by WestportWiki / CC BY-SA

    Videos “Swedish Vallhund”

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 14
    • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
    • Section 3: Nordic Watchdogs and Herders. Without working trial.

    Federations:

    • FCI – Group 5 – Section 3 Nordic Watchdogs and Herders..
    • AKC – Nordic Watchdogs and Herders.
    • CKC – Nordic Watchdogs and Herders.
    • ​KC – Nordic Watchdogs and Herders.
    • NZKC – Nordic Watchdogs and Herders.
    • UKC – Nordic Watchdogs and Herders.

    FCI Standard of the Swedish Vallhund breed

    Swedish Vallhund FCI Swedish Vallhund FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Swedish Cattle Dog, Swedish Shepherd, Vallhund, Västgötaspets (English).
      2. Spitz des Wisigoths (French).
      3. Westgotenspitz, Schwedischer Schäferspitz, Swedish Cattle Dog, Schwedischer Vallhund (German).
      4. (Portuguese).
      5. Vallhund, spitz de los visigodos, Perro de los visigodos (Spanish).

    Jamthund
    Suecia FCI 42 - Nordic Hunting Dogs

    Jamthund

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

    Content

    History

    The Jamthund, also called Swedish Elkhound, It is a breed of dog of type Spitz northern europe. Swedish Elkhound is an eponymous of Jämtland, 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 Jämtland claim that the Jämthunds 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 Swedish Elkhound He is respected for his wolf-like appearance and his great and powerful stature. With a height at the cross of 57 - 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 Swedish Elkhound 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 Swedish Elkhound 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, There also will be at ease. It tends to take everything very calmly and not vistas with ease, This makes it 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 Swedish Elkhound 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.

    Cuidados del Jämthund

    The waterproof coat of the Swedish Elkhound repels dirt and moisture well, but it 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 home is kept within limits.. 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. 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 Swedish Elkhound, 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).

    Salud del Jämthund

    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. Therefore, 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.

    In all other respects, the Swedish Elkhound 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 Swedish Elkhound.

    Breeding and buying a Jämthund

    In Sweden the Swedish Elkhound 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, finding and waiting for a purebred puppy can sometimes take years. Therefore, 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 much experience and love.

    In addition to health tests, vaccines 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 Swedish Elkhound 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 hierarchy.

    What demands does the Jämthund make to the owner?

    A Swedish Elkhound 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 Swedish Elkhound 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 exams 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 Swedish Elkhound.

    Evaluations of the Jamthund

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Jamthund” 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.

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    Jamthund Pictures

    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 – Swedish Elkhound (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/

    Jamthund Videos

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

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 268
    • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
    • Section 2: Nordic Hunting Dogs. Working trial only for the Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway and Finland).
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 5 – Section 2 Nordic Hunting Dogs.
    • UKC – Northern Breeds

    FCI Jamthund breed standard

    Jamthund FCI Jamthund FCI

    Alternative names:

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

    Hamilton Hound
    Suecia FCI 132 - Medium-sized Hounds

    Sabueso Hamitton

    The Hamitton Hound he is an excellent hunting dog, is valued for his great intelligence and agility.

    Content

    History

    The Hamilton Hound (in Swedish: Hamiltonstövare), It is a breed of dog developed in Sweden by the founder of the Swedish Kennel Club, Count Adolf Hamilton (Hence its name). This is a sniffer which from its origins was used for hunting hares and foxes. Among his ancestors are hounds Germans, Swiss, the race English Foxhound and race Harrier (dog).

    These hounds have long years of history, According to the existing documentation, they are present in Sweden since 1500.
    A canine exhibition held in Stockholm in the year 1886, marked the history of these dogs, There were two hounds copies (Pang and Stella), owned by count Adolf Hamilton.

    Those two dogs are considered the origin of the Hamilton Hound current. At that time, was called, simply, "Swedish dog". Only in the year 1921 it was given the name of Hamilton Hound, in honor of the first President of the Swedish Club Kennel (Count Adolf Hamilton) and their involvement in the creation and development of the breed.

    It has been a long time and today the Hamilton Hound It is the breed of dog with the largest number of copies in Sweden. This year the “Svenska Stövarklubb (Hamiltonstövare Swedish Club)” It has held its 100 years.

    Physical characteristics

    The Hamilton Hound It is known for its characteristic white spot on the head that runs down the neck, the four white legs, and the white tail. Most marked difference with the English Foxhound It is that your body is lighter.

    It's a healthy and strong breed, both physically and mentally. As mentioned it is a strong dog, well built, muscular, but light.

    His hair coat is tricolour (white, black and Brown) very brightly colored. The hair should be thick and glued to the body. The layer requires normal maintenance and should only be bathed when necessary.

    The colors in the Hamilton Hound are distributed as follows:

    Upper part of the neck, the back, on the sides of the trunk and in the upper part of the tail is black. Head and legs, as well as a part of neck, the trunk and tail must be Brown. And white marks appear at the top of the snout, in the lower part of the neck, the chest, the legs and feet (as if they were socks) and the tip of the tail. A mixture of black and Brown only, is undesirable, as well as, a preponderance of any of the three supported colors.

    Their eyes of dark honey, they convey an expression of tranquility, but it will also give an impression of strength and marked resistance.

    The height at the cross in the males is of 53 - 61 cm and the females of 49 - 57 cm..

    Character and skills

    The Hamilton Hound he is an excellent hunting dog, is valued for his great intelligence and agility. Why which is very popular among hunters, his intelligence allows you to develop strategies for hunting, as for example, camouflage among the bushes and there wait the right time to jump and scare their prey. The Hamilton Hound he is very good at hunting individually, no longer both Pack.

    Health “Hamilton Hound”

    It is a very healthy breed with a good mentality. Hip Dysplasia is usually present. Their life expectancy is around the 13 years.

    Education “Hamilton Hound”

    The Hamilton Hound he is a friendly dog ​​with a calm temperament. It is flexible, easy to train and have very strong hunting instinct, is necessary to socialize them small.

    Characteristics “Hamilton Hound”

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Hamilton 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.

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    Rated 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Social Needs ⓘ

    Rated 3 out of 5
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Apartment ⓘ

    Rated 3 out of 5
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Grooming ⓘ

    Rated 1 out of 5
    1 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Stranger Friendly ⓘ

    Rated 4 out of 5
    4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Barking Tendencies ⓘ

    Rated 4 out of 5
    4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Health Issues ⓘ

    Rated 4 out of 5
    4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Territorial ⓘ

    Rated 3 out of 5
    3 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Cat Friendly ⓘ

    Rated 2 out of 5
    2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    intelligence ⓘ

    Rated 4 out of 5
    4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    versatility ⓘ

    Rated 4 out of 5
    4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Child Friendly ⓘ

    Rated 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Watchdog Ability ⓘ

    Rated 2 out of 5
    2 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Playfulness ⓘ

    Rated 4 out of 5
    4 out of 5 stars (based on 1 review)

    Videos “Hamilton Hound”

    World record dog Hamiltonstövare
    Kilcavan Hamiltonstova re having fun inthe snow!

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 132
    • 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.
    • AKC – The AKC does not have its own standard and, on the other hand, is linked to the FCI Hound

    FCI breed standard “Hamilton Hound”

    “Hamilton Hound” FCI Hamitton FCI Hound

    Alternative names:

      1. Swedish Foxhound, Hamilton (English).
      2. Anciennement: Chien courant suédois (French).
      3. Hamilton-Bracke (German).
      4. (em sueco: hamiltonstövare) (Portuguese).
      5. (En sueco: Hamiltonstövare) (Spanish).
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