At A Glance

Size: Large

Weight: 65 - 67 lbs.

Height: 21" - 26"

Life Span: 12 - 13 years


Also know as: Swedish Elkhound

Group: Hound

Origin: Sweden (Ancient Times / 1800s)

Today's Role: Companion Dog, Hunting

History and Facts: 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.

Temperament / Behavior
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.

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

Special Needs
Exercise: 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: Regular brushing is required for your Jamthund.


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