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At A Glance


Size: Medium

Weight: 33 - 40 lbs.

Height: 18" - 21.5"

Life Span: 12 - 14 years

Smaland Hound

Also know as: Smalandsstovare

Group: Hound

Origin: Sweden (1500s)

Today's Role: Companion Dog

History and Facts: The Smaland Hound originated in Sweden during the Middle Ages, when poor farmers could only afford to raise one dog. Thus, it was important to farmers to have a good all-around hound dog like the Smaland, which hunted a variety of prey, including: elk, hare, fox, otter, squirrel and forest birds. Historians believe the breed may be descendants of the spitz.

Temperament / Behavior

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Special Needs
Exercise: The Smaland Hound needs plenty of exercise and room / time to run.

Grooming: No special grooming requirements.

 

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