The Hamilton Hound is a hunting dog and should preferably only be acquired by owners who plan to use it for hunting. A Hamilton Hound that does not get an outlet for its strong hunting instincts can quickly become unhappy.
However, they have the potential to become great companions as long as they get to use their instincts. Hamilton Hounds are known for their friendliness and calm temperament.
Did you know that the Hamilton Hound is Sweden's national dog? Or that it also goes by the names Hamiltonstovare and Swedish foxhound?
The Hamilton is an expert in fox and hare hunting and needs a LOT of exercise.
The Hamilton Hound is a highly active breed with a great need for exercise and outdoor time. This breed is best suited for people who live in the vicinity of nature.
Due to their strong hunting instincts, it is important to train a lot on summing. Once they get the hang of something, they can run far. It is important to have a secure fence so they do not run away. The hunting instincts make it hard for them to get along with other pets, such as rabbits and hamsters (and sometimes cats).
The Hamilton Hound usually gets along with other dogs, but some same-sex aggression may occur among individuals.
Hamilton Hound size:
Height male dogs: 53-61 cm
Height bitches: 49-57 cm
Weight: 20-28 kg.
Requires little maintenance
Hamiltons have short fur that requires minimal care. Bathe when needed