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Hamilton Hound

Hamilton Hound

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Breed Organization
Hamiltonstovare Club of America
Website: http://www.hamiltonstovareusa.com
Native Country
Sweden
Other Names
Swedish Foxhound, Hamiltonstovare
Life Expectancy
Approximately 13-15 Years
Litter Size
No Information Available
Breed Group
AKC FSS

Breed Appearance
The breed is known by the white blaze on the head, down the neck, four white paws, and a white tail tip. He differs from an English Foxhound in that his frame is lighter.

Breed Description
Head: Long, slender, chiseled. Slightly domed, moderately wide skull. Fairly pronounced stop. Well-developed nose.
Ears: Set on high, pendulous.
Eyes: Dark brown.
Body: Rectangular. Long, solid neck. Powerful loin. Straight back. Broad, muscular croup.
Tail: Set on high, thick at the base, carried straight or loosely in saber fashion.
Hair: Short, hard, dense. Undercoat short, thick, fine.
Coat: Tricolor. Black markings on the top of the neck, on the back, sides of the body, and underside of the tail. Brown markings on the head, legs, and the sides of the lower neck, trunk, and tail. White band on the neck extending from the chin to the chest. The tip of the tail and the feet are also white.
Size: Dog: 50 to 60 cm. (19.5-23.5 in).Bitch: 46 to 57 cm. (18-22.5 in).
Weight: Approx. 25 kg (55 lb).


History
The Hamilton Hound is named after the founder of Sweden’s Kennel Club, who developed the breed by crossing German hounds (the Hanoverian Hound, the Holsteiner Hound, etc.) with the English Foxhound.

Behavior
The Hamiltonstovare is a fantastic pet to the right owners. They make excellent hunters and companions. With his endurance and resistance to the cold, this courageous dog usually hunts alone for large game (including deer and wild boar).

Health
They tend to be incredibly healthy and hardy.

Advice
Hamiltonstovare are not a breed to be kept outside at all times in a kennel. They love their people and actually the best Hamiltontsovare that hunt have the closest bond with their people.

Function
Hunting Dog/Pet.