The Smaland Hound breed dates back to the 1600s when hounds similar to present-day Smålandsstövares were bred to European hounds from Poland, Germany, and the Baltic regions after The Great War. They were mostly developed by farmers.
The Smålandsstövare is a scent hound primarily used to hunt foxes and hares, and it needed to be able to hunt alone rather than in a pack. They are a very gentle breed but also very protective of their property and family and unsure of strangers.
Smålandsstövares are high-energy dogs that require a lot of time to run and play or some other activities.
16-21 in (42-54 cm)
33-40 lb (15-18 kg)
Dog Breed Characteristics
Smaland Hounds have a harsh outer coat and a dense, short, and soft undercoat. They can be black or liver brown with tan markings. Weekly brushing will be enough to keep their hair clean and healthy.
They will also need other basic care; brush their teeth at least three times a week. Check their ears for signs of infection and redness, bathe them every 4-5 weeks (more if they live inside the house), and trim their nails if they don’t wear them down naturally.
Smaland Hound dogs are medium active, and they will need a proper amount of daily activities to be happy. Playing with his owner in the house, chasing the ball, or just long walks can all do the trick and satisfy this dog. If you provide him with enough daily activities, you don’t have to worry that your dog will miss behaving.
As with all other dogs, even Smaland Hound requires proper and early socialization to trust your dog. With correct socialization, your dog will learn how it’s supposed to behave in many different situations he may find himself in. The socialization process starts when you bring your Smaland Hound puppy home. Expose him to many different situations, people, dogs, and sounds.
Smaland Hound is a healthy dog breed with a life expectancy of 12-15 years. To be sure that you will end up with the best possible dog regarding health always buy him from responsible and official dog breeders. Because they regularly test their breeding dogs, you can be sure that their puppies won’t have any inherited diseases. Always ask to see the results of tests from the puppy’s parents.
Smaland Hound breeders
This dog is rare even in Sweden and hard to find, so you must do research if you want to get this dog.
When trying to find Smaland Hound breeders take your time and explore all your options. We advise you only to search and contact official and responsible dog breeders because if you do so, you can be sure that your future puppy will have the best possible start in life - good and responsible breeders take good care of their dogs and provide them with everything they need.
World Dog Finder team