About the Hamiltonstövare

Hamiltonstövares 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.

Hamiltonstövares are sometimes used to hunt hares and foxes although 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

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Sweden
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FCI Group 6, AKC Foundation Stock Service
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Large
Avg life expectancy
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Gentle / Loyal / Quiet / Determined / Friendly

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