• Swedish Elkhound (Jämthund)

    The Swedish Elkhound has a rectangular body, long and broad head, wide muzzle, and dark, expressive eyes.

  • Group: Companion
    Lifespan: 12–14 yr
    Height: 20–26 in
    Weight: 50–65 lb

  • Care

    The Swedish Elkhound's coat is relatively long. Brushing every few days can help remove dead hair and keep it in tip-top condition. Bathing is rarely necessary unless your dog gets into something messy.

    Swedish Elkhounds are quick, agile dogs. They require regular exercise to stay mentally and physically fit—as most hunting breeds do. The Swedish Elkhound's remarkable stamina allows it to work for long periods in all kinds of weather.

  • Disorders

    Always visit a professional veterinarian if you believe your dog may have health issues.