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Hamiltonstovare

The Hamilton in the breed’s name is a tribute to the father of the breed, a count, who also founded the Swedish Kennel Club.

About the Hamiltonstovare

Hamiltonstovares are great companions, due to their friendly, stable character. They are well-proportioned animals, giving the impression of great strength and vigour. There is never any question of heaviness in these well-toned dogs.

Hamiltonstovares are used to hunt hares and foxes, giving tongue. They do not hunt in packs. In Sweden they are never used to hunt deer.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
Sweden
Group
FCI Group 6, AKC Foundation Stock Service
Size category
Large
Avg life expectancy
10–13 years

Gentle / Loyal / Quiet / Determined / Friendly

Key facts

  • Requires minimal grooming
  • Needs a lot of exercise
  • Good with people

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