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Hamilton Hound

Dog Hamilton Hound

The Hamilton Hound, also known as the Hamiltonstövare, is a breed of dog native to Sweden, developed for hunting large game, particularly deer. It is an ancient breed developed from the English Hound and the Beagle.

Males generally measure between 53 and 61 cm at the withers, while females measure between 50 and 58 cm. The average weight generally varies between 20 and 27 kg.

The Hamilton Hound has a strong, well-proportioned body, with a deep chest and muscular limbs. It has an elegant and athletic look, with a well-muscled neck and a strong back.

The head is medium sized, with a moderately broad skull and a muzzle slightly shorter than the skull. It has dark brown eyes, medium sized ears, set quite high and carried drooping.

The coat is short, dense and tight, with a harsh, weather-resistant texture. The base color is black with distinct tan markings on the face, chest, limbs and under the tail.

The Hamilton Hound is a courageous, energetic and passionate dog when on the trail of its prey, but calm and balanced at home. He is loyal to his family and affectionate with children. He is an intelligent and determined dog, with a strong hunting instinct, but he is also receptive to training and can adapt well to family life if given enough exercise and mental stimulation. Outside of hunting, the Hamilton Hound can make an excellent companion for active families and individuals who enjoy outdoor activities and can meet its needs for exercise and mental stimulation.

As a hunting dog, the Hamilton Hound requires regular exercise and opportunities to exercise, ideally in an environment where it can use its natural scent and ability to follow a trail.

The Hamilton Hound is generally a sturdy breed, but like all breeds, it can be prone to certain health conditions, such as hip and elbow problems, ear infections and skin allergies.

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