Hamiltonstovare = Hamilton - sto - var - a
Hamilton Hounds are very easy going, but can be stubborn. They are very patient with children. This breed makes a fantastic hunter as they have a very high prey drive and caution needs to be taken with small animals. Owners must provide plenty of daily exercise, and be the dog's firm, but calm, confident, consistent pack leader to avoid behavior issues.
Height Females: 18-22.5 inches (46 - 57 cm.) Males: 19.5-23.5 inches (50 - 60 cm.) Weight about 50 - 60 pounds (22.7 - 27.2 kg.)
Hip dysplasia (very low instances) and epilepsy (very low instances).
They are very adaptable and will suit any environment, given they have enough exercise.
This dog has a lot of endurance. They need to be taken on a daily, brisk, long walk, jog or run alongside you when you bicycle. While out on the walk the dog must be made to heel beside or behind the person holding the lead, as instinct tells a dog the leader leads the way, and that leader needs to be the human. Teach them to enter and exit door and gateways after the humans. They are NEVER to be left off leash unless in a secure area, as they have a tenancy to run off trailing scent.
Depends on the health of the line but the healthier lines can except to live at or past 12 years old.
Very easy, very little shedding, bath once a month.
Bred in Sweden by Count Hamilton, who wanted a single hunter of fox in hare. They were developed from German hounds and English Foxhounds.
UKC, FCI, SKC, DRA