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 Swedens 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.