- SIZE: 5
- GROOMING:: 1
- EXERCISE NEEDS: 8
- GOOD WITH DOGS: 7
- WATCHDOG: 8
- BREED: Hamiltonstovare
- COLOR(S):Black, brown and white.
The Hamiltonstovare is a well proportioned dog with strong bones and a wonderful nose. Hamiltonstovare have a richly colored coat of red, white and brown. They have a long rectangular looking muzzle with a black well developed nose. This hound has great strength and will not always return when called. With a broad skull, deep chest, and muscular body, they Hamiltonstovare is a striking hound perfect for hunting.
Hamiltons are generally sweet, gentle and mild-mannered. They make excellent family pets; they are very affectionate and get along well with almost anyone. They tend to be drawn to older children, most likely because they don’t like rough or heavy handling. Their hunting instincts are still very strong, though—they’ll go after anything that looks like prey, even other family pets. With proper training, however, Hamiltons can be well-domesticated and lots of fun to have around.
Minimal coat care is needed for the Hamiltonstovare. Brushing with a slicker brush in winter months as their coat can get quite thick.
Hamiltons are generally healthy, but like most large breeds, they are prone to hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, and other bone problems. Sweden-bred dogs are all hip-tested, but not all UK breeders take the same precautions. Epilepsy, retinal atrophy, and breathing problems are also fairly common.
Hamiltons need a lot of physical activity to stay in good spirits. A Hamilton who doesn’t get enough exercise is more likely to develop behavioral problems later on. Besides the daily walk or jog, they should be given lots of play time and allowed to run off the leash in a safe area. They also like retrieving, swimming, and playing catch.
This breed is highly trainable. Hamiltons love to please and will stop at nothing to get that well-deserved pat on the back. Owners should be very encouraging during training, offering rubs and pats along with material rewards such as dog treats. Hamiltons have a distinct bark that can be put to good use with watchdog training.