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Hamilton Hound – Dog Breed Guide

Breed summary

Size: Medium
Weight: about 50 to 60 pounds
Height: 18 - 23.5 inches
Longevity: 12
Bark Tendency: Medium
Aggression: Low
Compatibility to other pets: Medium to High

Adopt a Hamilton Hound, Dog Breed Guide

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Hamilton Hound
Other Name:
Hamiltonstovare
Swedish Foxhound

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Date – 1800’s
Country – Sweden
Family / Group – Scent Hound, Hound

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United Kennel Club
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Swedish Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America, Inc.

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The Sweden native Hamiltonstovare or also known as the Hamilton Hound was developed in the nineteenth century by Swedish cavalry officer Count Adolf Patrik Hamilton. Count Hamilton was also the founder of the Swedish Kennel Club. The Count developed this dog breed by mixing lines of Harrier dogs, Foxhounds, German Hounds as well as Swiss Hound dogs.

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These medium-sized dogs are friendly and outgoing. They will get along with almost everyone including children and other dogs. As hounds, expect them to be quite active and always ready to play. But that doesn’t mean that they are not reliable dogs, which they truly are. They will act like typical scent hounds and will roam if it catches a scent. The Hamilton Hound is an even-tempered dog breed.

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Developed to hunt both hare and fox.

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The Hamilton Hound dog breed adapts very well to all kinds of living conditions and environments. It is noteworthy to mention that these dogs will suit any home types provided they are sufficiently exercised.

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Hamilton Hound dogs are low maintenance pets when it comes to grooming. Maintaining their coat is easy and very quick to do. These are hounds that shed hair very little. Every month they do need to bathe.

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Training would be a tad hard as Hamilton Hounds are typical scent hounds. All scent hounds will follow their noses, anytime and every single time.

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Hamilton Hounds or also known as the Swedish Foxhounds are generally healthy. There is a very low instance that these dogs will acquire Hip dysplasia and epilepsy.

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These are dogs that are packed with stamina and impressive endurance for a medium-sized dog. Taking them on walks should be done daily. It should also be done for a long amount of time and paced briskly. Jogging and running with them is highly recommendable!

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