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Size: Large

Weight: 65 - 67 lbs.

Height: 21" - 26"

Life Span: 12 - 13 years

Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Origin: Sweden (Ancient Times / 1800s)

Also Known As: Swedish Elkhound

Group: Northern Breed / Spitz

Category: Companion Dog, Hunting

Exercise Needs

Due to its nature as a working dog, the Jamthund requires frequent exercise. Long walks, jogging, romps and play sessions are recommended for this breed. This dog also enjoys activities such as sledding, hunting, or accompanying its owner on hikes and snowshoe adventures.

Grooming Needs

Regular brushing is required for your Jamthund.


This breed is high-spirited and loveable. The Jamthund has a friendly demeanor typical of most Spitz breeds. It makes a great family companion, but a poor guard dog.

Compatibility with Kids

Good with children.


Now considered Sweden's national dog, the breed has a long history as a working dog and companion in the Scandinavian region. Originally used in bear and elk hunting, the breed became adaptable over time and also has been used as a shepherd, sled dog, watchdog and army dog.

Dog Food for Your Jamthund

Large Breed Puppy 30 Pound Bag

Large Breed Puppy

Lower protein and fat levels than our Puppy Select Formula.

Large breed adult dog food

Large Breed Adult

Carefully formulated for the care and nutrition of large breed dogs.

Reduced fat formula dog food

Reduced Fat Formula

30% less fat than Bil-Jac Adult Select.

Picky No More large breed dog food

Picky No More™ Large Breed

Created to please even the pickiest of large breed dogs.