Breed Details


Exercise Requirements:

Grooming Requirements:


18-34 Kg (Approx)

Life Span:

14-16 years (Approx)


Well proportioned, giving impression of great strength and stamina.

Handsome, upstanding dog of striking colouring. Hardy and sound.


The Hamiltonstovare is a breed of dog, bred as a hunting hound. The breed was developed in Sweden by the founder of the Swedish Kennel Club, Count Adolf Hamilton. Its ancestry includes several German hounds as well as English Foxhounds and Harriers.

The breed is known by the white blaze on the head, down the neck, four white paws, and a white tail tip. It differs from an English Foxhound in that its frame is lighter.


A typical hound in temperament, sweet and friendly to all. The Hamiltonstovare is also a hardworking hunter. It is happy to be with its family, but it is also happy to be out hunting.

The Hamiltonstovare is its "own hound," and although it is friendly and gregarious, it naturally defers to doing what it wants rather than what might be requested of it. It takes enthusiasm and praise to persuade the Hamiltonstovare to comply with its owner's requests, but it'll do it if it's inspired.


Hamiltons require very little grooming and are very easy to keep clean. They are seasonal shedders that only shed low to moderately in the spring and fall.


Currently no Breeders in SA for this Breed