Jämthund Information & Dog Breed Facts
Collection of all the general dog breed info about Jämthund so you can get to know the breed more.
Other Names |
What other names does the Jämthund have? The dog breed also known as...
Breed Type |
What type of dog breed is it?
AKC Group |
Is Jämthund recognized by the American Kennel Club?
|Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.|
FCI Group |
Is Jämthund recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
|Not recognized by FCI.|
How much does the Jämthund 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? Jämthund price:
If you choose to purchase the Jämthund, 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 Jämthund for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Jämthund gets to a happy place.
Although, Jamthund’s ancestry date back to prehistoric times when northern Sweden was colonized from the west (Norwegian coast) and from the east (Finland) it was only officially recognized as its own separate breed in 1946. Before that, they were grouped in the same categories as Norwegian Elkhounds and Grahunds.
The breed is named after a region in Sweden, Jamtland. It is an approximately 50,000 square kilometer district situated in the middle of Sweden near to the Sweden-Norwegian border. Although Jämtland has a temperate climate and belongs to the temperate zone's northernmost area it is one of the coldest regions in Sweden with an average daily high temperature of only 7 degrees centigrade.
Jamthunds are members of the Spitz family, dogs from this family are rare, gorgeous and only found in the harshest of Arctic climates around the world, like Scandinavia, Russia, and Canada. Because of their natural climate, as a product of their environment they build warm and thick coats, which is also waterproof, designed to send heavy snowfalls effortlessly rolling off their backs. Jamthund heads are wedged shaped to withstand harsh and high-speed winds, and their flexible and enduring gait permits them to run over rugged terrain for miles on end. The perfect, hardy wilderness dog, Jamthunds are built to conquer the impassable wildernesses of the Nordic world.
It is important to note there are little differences between the Jamthund and the Norwegian Elkhounds. Both undoubtedly share the same ancestry in their early history. It is hard for historians to pinpoint the exact time when the two breeds deviated from one another.
In the timeframe around 1942, a man named Aksel Lindstrom discovered his favorite Nordic dog breed, the Swedish Elkhound, which later became the Jamthund, was almost extinct as only a few of his countrymen were making an effort to distinguish the different Elkhound breeds.
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Jämthund size:
How much does the Jämthund weigh? Jämthund weight:
|Male: 50-65 pounds (23-30 kg), Female: 50-65 pounds (23-30 kg)|
Avg. Weight |
What is the average weight of the Jämthund? Jämthund average weight:
|Male: 57.5 pounds (26.5 kg), Female: 57.5 pounds (26.5 kg)|
How tall is the Jämthund? Jämthund height:
|22–26 inches (57–65 cm)|
Avg. Height |
What is the average height of this fido? Jämthund average height:
|24 inches (61 cm)|
What type of coat does the Jämthund have? What does this canine coat look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Jämthund's coat?
|GreyDark GreyLight Grey|
How to groom the Jämthund and how often?
Average: The Jämthund 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 Jämthund, 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 Jämthund dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Swedish Elkhound? Jämthund shedding level:
Jämthunds 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.
What kind of personality does the Jämthund have? What characteristics does the breed have?
Intelligent Rank |
How smart is the Jämthund? Are they intelligent?
Very smart: Jämthund is an excellent dog breed. You can teach them many tricks and commands. The limit is your creativity. They understand and memorize new commands in 5-15 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 85% of the time or better.
Are Jämthund dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Jämthunds are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
How playful is this breed?
The Jämthund is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level |
How sensitive are they? Jämthund sensitivity:
Jämthunds 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?
Jämthunds 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 Swedish Elkhound need? Jämthund social needs:
Jämthunds are kinda antisocial. This breed doesn't like being around people all the time, they tolerate being left alone.
Do Jämthund dogs bark a lot? Why does my Swedish Elkhound bark?
High: The Jämthund is a very vocal breed. Definitely not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often enjoy barking and howling loudly. 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 Jämthund good as a watchdog?
Jämthunds are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Jämthunds will alert you if they sense something different.
Do Jämthund dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Jämthunds are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Jämthund can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Jämthund will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential |
Do Jämthund bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Swedish Elkhound? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Jämthund? Why do dog bites happen?
The Jämthund 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.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Jämthund do?
Jämthunds have a higher than 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 Jämthunds need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam |
How likely is the Jämthund to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Jämthund roam?
Jämthunds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has 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. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive |
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Jämthund have high prey drive?
Jämthunds 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 Jämthund dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly |
Is Jämthund good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Jämthunds are not apartment-friendly dogs. If you don't have a garden, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Jämthunds adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone |
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Jämthunds handle alone time quite well. They are not prone to have separation anxiety.
Fighting Dog |
Where Jämthund dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
|Not really |
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Stranger Friendly |
Are they friendly with strangers?
Jämthunds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly |
Are Jämthund dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Jämthund and children:
Jämthunds are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly |
How well do Jämthund dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Jämthunds are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly |
Is Jämthund good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Jämthund dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Jämthunds are not the most dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Jämthund is not a good choice.
Office Friendly |
Are Jämthunds good office dogs? Do Jämthunds make good office friendly dogs? Can Jämthunds be office dogs?
Jämthund is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly |
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Jämthund dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Swedish Elkhound temperament with senior people? Are Jämthund dogs good for elderly owners?
Jämthunds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly |
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Jämthund dogs get along with other pets? Are Jämthund dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Jämthunds are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners |
Is Jämthund breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Jämthunds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog |
Are they good as service dogs? Can Jämthund 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). Jämthund is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog |
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Jämthund 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. Jämthund is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog |
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Jämthund 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. Jämthund is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) |
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Jämthund 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 Jämthund is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog |
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Jämthund be a boat dog?
|Not really |
Jämthund breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog |
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Jämthund 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. Jämthund is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Health Issues |
Is it a healthy breed? Do Jämthund dogs have health problems?
Jämthunds are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Health Problems |
What health problems does the Jämthund breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Jämthund breed? Health risks of Jämthund:
|DiabetesHearing IssuesHeart DiseaseHip DysplasiaLiver IssuesObesitySkin Allergies|
Life Expectancy |
How long do Jämthund dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Jämthund be?
Is the Jämthund breed hypoallergenic?
Jämthunds 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 Jämthund have?
Jämthunds are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need |
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Jämthund dogs require per day?
Jämthunds have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need |
How much sleep does this fido need?
Jämthunds 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 Jämthund 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? Jämthund risk for obesity:
Average. The Jämthund 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 Jämthund'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 Jämthund can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
The Jämthund 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 Jämthund drool?
The Jämthund drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed. 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 more than others, just like the Jämthund. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.
Gestation Length |
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long is the Jämthund pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Jämthund pregnancy time period:
Reproductive cycle of the female Jämthund: 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 Jämthund 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 Jämthund have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
Pros & Cons of Jämthund
- Intelligent Rank: Very smart: Jämthund is an excellent dog breed.
- Health Issues: Jämthunds are commonly healthy dogs.
- Watchdog Ability: Jämthunds are good watchdogs.
- Tolerates Being Left Alone: Jämthunds handle alone time quite well.
- Child Friendly: Jämthunds are very kid-friendly dogs.
- Senior Citizens Friendly: Jämthunds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
- Good For First Time Owners: Jämthunds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
- Hypoallergenic: Jämthunds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
- Apartment Friendly: Jämthunds are not apartment-friendly dogs.
- Drooling tendency: The Jämthund drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
- Mouthiness: Jämthunds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
- Impulse to Wander or Roam: Jämthunds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
- Dog Friendly: Jämthunds are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
- Office Friendly: Jämthund is not the best dog breed for office environment.