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 NeedsDue 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 NeedsRegular brushing is required for your Jamthund.
TemperamentThis 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 KidsGood with children.
HistoryNow 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.
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