This breed originates from Sweden.

The group type is Scenthound in the UKC.

The typical height is 18 to 23.5 inches.

The typical weight is 50 to 60 pounds.

The breed has a moderate to high activity level.

This breed has special needs of needing exercise and having a fenced yard.

There are no known possible health concerns for this breed.

Physical Description:  The breed is medium in size with rectangular proportions. It features a broad skull, long, straight, and rectangular muzzle, and a long head. The dog has a deep chest and tapered, long tail. The breed has dark brown eyes and medium size drop ears. The lips are tight and the nose is black. The coat is straight, harsh, and medium length. The coat is smooth around the legs, head, and ears. The colors is the tricolor combination of tan, black, and white.

Temperament:  This dog is outgoing and friendly and gets along with everyone, including children and other dogs. It is active, playful, reliable, and even-tempered. The dog will roam about if it catches a scent.

History of Breed:  The breed was developed by the founder of the Swedish Kennel club, Count A.P. Hamilton in the nineteenth century. It was breed from a combination of German and Swish hounds, foxhound, and the Harrier. This dog was breed to hunt hare and fox. Since the 1990’s, it has been utilized as a service dog in America. 

Owner type:  It is best suited with an active family in a rural or suburban home.

 

Source:  The Original Dog Bible-2nd Edition

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