meet theHamiltonstovare


Did You Know?

The Hamiltonstövare is one of the most popular breeds in Sweden.

The breed has been selectively bred over the years to specifically hunt only fox and hare, they also should never track or hunt deer.

From the May 2011 Board Meeting - Three new breeds were added to the Foundation Stock Service Program - the Miniature American Shepherd, Braque du Bourbonnais and Hamiltonstövare.

Unlike most scent hounds, the Hamiltonstövare has an extremely high prey drive for both scent and sight. They can make excellent lure coursing dogs.

Hamiltonstövare are part of Swedish folklore, where a Hamiltonstövare, named Karo, accompanies a small elf, named Tomten. Tomten and Karo are said to help housewives.

The breed has several different names, Hamiltonstövare, Hamilton Hound, and Swedish Foxhound; all are technically correct.

The character Mikael Blomkvist in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is said to have owned a Swedish Foxhound (Hamiltonstövare) that he used for hare hunting.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Tri-Colored 380


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code