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The Jamthund is a medium-sized Spitz-type dog that originated in Sweden. It is also known as a Swedish Elkhound. The Jamthund is classified as a Nordic hunting dog and is known for its strength, agility and energy as well as its calm temperament. It is an active breed that loves to be on the go.

Pedigree and breeding

The Jamthund comes from the north of Sweden and has been used there to hunt elk, lynx and bears since the earliest times. It is claimed to be one of the oldest dogs known to man, dating back to the last ice age. It was once assumed to be the same breed as the Norwegian Elkhound but was recognised as a separate breed in 1946. The Jamthund has a life expectancy of 12-13 years.

Body Construction

A male Jamthund should stand 22-26” tall and a female 20-24”, with a weight of around 22.7-29.5 kg. It has a rectangular body that should not be too long or too heavy, with a deep chest, a strong neck and well-sprung ribs. The breed has a distinctive gait when running as it...

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