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Hamilton Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Hamilton so you can get to know the breed more.

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Hamilton
OriginSweden
Other Names
What other names does the Hamilton have? The dog breed also known as...
Hamilton, Hamilton Hound, Swedish Foxhound, Hamiltonstövare
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Hamilton recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Hamilton recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Hamilton breed?
Dog Registry of America Inc.Federation Cynologique InternationaleFoundation Stock ServiceUnited Kennel ClubAmerican Canine Association, Inc.
Price
How much does the Hamilton puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Hamilton price:
$1200-$1600
If you choose to purchase the Hamilton, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Hamilton for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Hamilton gets to a happy place.

Hamilton General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Hamilton size:
LargeMedium
Weight
How much does the Hamilton weigh? Hamilton weight:
40-75 pounds (18-34 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Hamilton? Hamilton average weight:
57.5 pounds (26 kg)
Height
How tall is the Hamilton? Hamilton height:
Male: 21-24 inch (53-61 cm), Female: 19-22 inch (48-56 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Hamilton average height:
Male: 22.5 inch (57 cm), Female: 20.5 inch (52 cm)

Hamilton Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Hamilton have? What does this canine coat look like?
Flat
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Hamilton's coat?
BlackBrownWhiteTricolor
Grooming
How to groom the Hamilton and how often?
Average: The Hamilton requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential. Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Hamilton, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Hamilton dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Hamilton? Hamilton shedding level:
Hamiltons shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Hamilton Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Hamilton have? What characteristics does the breed have?
EasygoingStubbornPatient
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Hamilton? Are they intelligent?
Average: Hamilton's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Hamilton dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Hamiltons are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Hamiltons, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Hamilton sensitivity:
Hamiltons are less sensitive than other dog breeds. They aren't receptive to their owner's emotions and handle soft punishment quite well. They don't mind an always changing daily routine, a hectic household, young children, noisy or office environment and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Hamiltons are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Hamilton need? Hamilton social needs:
Hamiltons are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Hamilton dogs bark a lot? Why does my Hamilton Hound bark?
Average: The Hamilton barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Hamilton good as a watchdog?
Hamiltons are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Territorial
Do Hamilton dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Hamiltons are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Hamilton bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Hamilton? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Hamilton? Why do dog bites happen?
Moderate
The Hamilton has an average chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Hamilton do?
Hamiltons have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Hamiltons need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Hamilton to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Hamilton roam?
Wanderlust potential of the Hamilton is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Hamilton have high prey drive?
Hamiltons have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Hamilton dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Hamilton good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Hamiltons are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Hamiltons adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Hamiltons do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog
Where Hamilton dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Hamilton Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Hamiltons are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Hamilton dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Hamilton and children:
Hamiltons are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Hamilton dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Hamiltons are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Hamilton good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Hamilton dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Hamiltons are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Hamilton can be a great choice.
Office Friendly
Are Hamiltons good office dogs? Do Hamiltons make good office friendly dogs? Can Hamiltons be office dogs?
Yes
Hamilton is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Hamilton dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Hamilton temperament with senior people? Are Hamilton dogs good for elderly owners?
Hamiltons are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Hamilton dogs get along with other pets? Are Hamilton dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Hamiltons do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Hamilton breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Hamiltons are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Hamilton be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Hamilton is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Hamilton be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Hamilton is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Hamilton be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Hamilton is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Hamilton be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Hamilton is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Hamilton be a boat dog?
Not really
Hamilton breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Hamilton be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Hamilton is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Hamilton Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Hamilton dogs have health problems?
The Hamilton is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Life Expectancy
How long do Hamilton dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Hamilton be?
11-13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Hamilton breed hypoallergenic?
No
Hamiltons don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Hamilton have?
Hamiltons are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Hamilton dogs require per day?
Hamiltons need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Hamiltons don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Hamilton need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Hamilton risk for obesity:
Average. The Hamilton has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Hamilton's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers cold weather
The Hamilton can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Hamilton has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Hamilton drool?
The Hamilton is a perfect example for low drooling tendency. If you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, the Hamilton could be a good choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool less than others, just like the Hamilton. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Hamilton Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Hamilton: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Hamilton have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Hamilton have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-8 puppies

Hamilton Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Drooling tendency: The Hamilton is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
  • Adaptability: Hamiltons adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Hamiltons are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Hamiltons are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Hamilton is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Hamiltons are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Hamiltons are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Hamiltons don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Wanderlust potential of the Hamilton is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Hamiltons do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Cat Friendly: Hamiltons are not cat-friendly dogs.

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