The Hamiltonstovare
The HamiltonstovareThis handsome, stylish dog comes from Sweden, where he is the most popular of the hound breeds. He carries the name of Count Hamilton, who created the breed in the late 1800s. The Count was a connoisseur of hounds and one of the founders of the Swedish Kennel Club. His foundation dog and bitch for the Hamiltonstovare were basically of English Foxhound breeding crossed with German hounds.
The Hamilton is a hunting dog that is not used in packs but hunts singly. He is more suited to the country than the town and will spend hours in the fields. Should he get out on his own, he will be far too engrossed to come back to a quick whistle, but will eventually return in his own good time.
His richly coloured black, tan and white coat combined with his elegant head carriage add to his attraction. His coat is easy to care for. A dog who likes to work, he makes a happy, easy-going friend and companion.
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Hamiltonstovare Breed Standard
A Breed Standard is the guideline which describes the ideal characteristics, temperament and appearance of a breed and ensures that the breed is fit for function.
Visit the Kennel Club website for the Breed Standard of the Hamiltonstovare – Hamiltonstovare Breed Standard
Hamiltonstovare Clubs in the West Country
There are no Clubs specific to the West Country. The National Club is:
The Hamiltonstovare Club Of Great Britain – www.hamiltonstovareclubofgb.org.uk