As well as hunting moose, Jämthunds were used against bears and lynxes, so they are undoubtably strong and tough dogs.
Jämthund adult black and white

About the Jämthund

Also known as the Swedish Elkhound, the Jämthund is a large, powerful dog. Despite this, they are calm and sociable dogs who make excellent companions for experienced owners.

These dogs are bred to be somewhat independent by nature, so they require owners who can assert themselves as the "alpha" of the house and teach this breed to manage their strength and protective nature.

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

Breed specifics

Country: Sweden
Size category: Large
Avg life expectancy: 12-13 years
Lively / Alert / Friendly / Confident / Hard-working / Obedient

Key facts

Makes a great watchdog
Requires moderate grooming
Requires outdoor space
Dachshund puppy in black and white eating from a red bowl

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