Other name: Smaland Hound

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Life expectancy

The Smålandsstövare has a life expectancy of between 12 and 14 years




Adult size

Female Between 17 and 20 in
Male Between 18 and 21 in

Adult weight

Female Between 33 and 40 lb
Male Between 33 and 40 lb
Coat colour
Black Brown
Type of coat
Short Hard
Eye colour
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More details about the Smålandsstövare

Smålandsstövare: Origins and history

The Smaland originates from 16th century Southern Sweden, but wasn’t recognised as an official breed by the Swedish Kennel Club until 1921. This robust, dedicated and intelligent dog is an incredible multitasker, and so, was loved by Swedish farmers who couldn’t afford more than one working dog. The breed is believed to be a mix of several Spitz breeds along with English, Polish and German hounds.

FCI classification of the Smålandsstövare

  • Group 6 - Scent hounds and related breeds

  • Section 1 : Scent hounds

Training a Smålandsstövare

This dog is docile and devoted to its master. It’s quite simple to educate the Smaland Hound in a positive and benevolent way. It needs to learn not to run away too much during walks.

Smålandsstövare: Purchase price

We do not have enough data to set an average price for purchase of this breed. However, looking after a dog of this size typically costs between £70 to £100 a month, including food, medical/insurance, and incidental expenses.

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