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Hamiltonstovare

A smart-looking, strong, medium/large hound who is longer than he is tall, the Hamiltonstovare has a short, close-lying tricolour coat (black, tan and white). Adult male dogs are 53-61cm tall and adult females 49-57cm tall. They weigh 23-27kg.

The need-to-know
  • Dog suitable for owners with some experience
  • Some training required
  • Enjoys active walks
  • Enjoys walking one to two hours a day
  • Medium dog
  • Minimum drool
  • Requires grooming once a week
  • Non hypoallergenic breed
  • Chatty and vocal dog
  • Not a guard dog
  • May require training to live with other pets
  • Great family dog
The Hamiltonstovare puppy is standing straight in the garden

Personality

A good-tempered hound, the Hamilton dog breed makes an affectionate companion, provided he can fulfil his hunting instincts. A country-loving dog, he will follow his nose for miles, so a reliable recall is essential – as well as escape-proof fencing in your garden. They love people and are gentle, but can be a little too boisterous and bouncy for a home with toddlers.

Hamiltonstovare puppy is watching someone

History and Origins

The Hamiltonstovare dog breed is one of the most popular hound breeds in his native Sweden. He was developed in the late 19th century by one of the founders of the Swedish Kennel Club, Count Adolf Hamilton, after whom he takes his name. The breeds that go into his make-up are the Foxhound, Harrier and various German hounds (including the Holsteiner, the long-legged Curland Hound, and the Heidebracke). He doesn't work in a pack, unlike other hounds, but hunts singly or in pairs, flushing fox and hare for the gunsman.

Dog with red collar looking out the window
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