USD $1200-$1600 Price Avg.

Hunting Dogs



Breed Type

Large, Medium


11-13 years


Breed Information

Group Hunting Dogs
Popularity/Rank 367
Origin Sweden
Other Names Hamilton, Hamilton Hound, Hamiltonstövare, Swedish Foxhound
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $1200-$1600
How much does it cost to buy a Hamilton?
Hamilton are usually priced differently from breeder to breeder and from place to place. As a rough guide, you can expect to pay between $1200 to $1600 if you purchase your dog from a reputable breeder. The price will increase if the dog has a fantastic pedigree. Dogs that already have basic training maybe even more expensive. But, most Hamiltons can be adopted through a shelter for a lower fee.
Size Large, Medium
Weight 40-75 pounds (18-34 kg)
Height Male: 21-24 inch (53-61 cm),
Female: 19-22 inch (48-56 cm)
Lifespan 11-13 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Hunting
Date of Origin 19th century
Ancestry English Foxhounds, German Hounds, Harriers

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Flat
Coat Colors Black, Brown, Tricolor, White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Brown, White
Coat Length Small
Coat Density Dense
Coat Texture Straight
Recommended Brushes Comb, Slicker Brush
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Easygoing, Patient, Stubborn
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Moderate
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly Yes
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners Yes
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers cold weather
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level Moderate
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 20 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 3/4 cup
Daily Cost $25-$50
Monthly Cost $50-$100


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Hamilton have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 4-8 puppies (Once a year.)


The Hamilton dog is a medium-sized breed of dog that originated in the United States. It is a cross between the American Pit Bull Terrier and the English Bulldog. The Hamilton dog has a muscular body, short legs, and a broad head with a short muzzle. Its coat is usually white or cream-colored with patches of black or brown.

The lifespan of the Hamilton dog is around 10 to 12 years, and its size ranges from 18 to 22 inches tall at the shoulder. The weight of an adult Hamilton dog can range from 40 to 60 pounds. The colors of this breed can vary from white to black, brown, red, fawn, brindle, and even blue or gray.

The personality of the Hamilton dog is friendly and loyal. They are very affectionate towards their owners and love spending time with them. They are also very intelligent dogs that are easy to train if given proper guidance and consistency in training methods.

Hamilton dogs are generally friendly with other dogs as well as children and other animals if they have been properly socialized from an early age. However, they may be aggressive towards unfamiliar people or animals if not properly trained or socialized correctly so it’s important for owners to be aware of this trait when introducing their pet into new situations or environments.

The temperament of the Hamilton dog is generally calm but alert when necessary which makes them great watchdogs for their families as well as good companions for children who need supervision while playing outdoors due to their protective nature towards those they love most!

The health of the Hamilton dog is generally good but like all breeds there can be some issues such as hip dysplasia which should be monitored by your veterinarian regularly throughout your pet’s life span in order to catch any potential problems early on before they become more serious issues down the road!

The adaptability level of the Hamilton Dog is high due to its intelligence which allows it to adjust quickly when introduced into new environments or situations making it an ideal pet for those who travel often! Additionally, these dogs make great family pets due to their loyalty and affectionate nature towards those they love most!

Overall, owning a Hamilton Dog can bring many benefits such as companionship through its loyal nature; protection through its alertness; intelligence through its ability to learn quickly; adaptability through its ability adjust easily; exercise through regular walks; entertainment through playtime activities; comfort through cuddles; security through watchfulness; joy through unconditional love – all these qualities make owning one an incredibly rewarding experience!


The Hamilton Dog is a breed of dog that was developed in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The breed was created by crossing various types of dogs, including the English Bulldog, the American Staffordshire Terrier, and the Pit Bull Terrier. The resulting breed was a large, powerful dog that was well-suited for working on farms and for protection.

The Hamilton Dog became popular among farmers and other working people in the Hamilton area. However, the breed nearly became extinct during the early 20th century due to a lack of interest from the general public. In order to save the breed, a group of dedicated fanciers established the Hamilton Dog Club in order to promote and protect the breed.

The Hamilton Dog Club worked to increase the popularity of the breed by holding shows and events. They also worked with local newspapers to write articles about the breed. As a result of their efforts, the Hamilton Dog became well-known throughout Canada and eventually gained recognition as a distinct breed by Canadian Kennel Club in 1925.

Today, the Hamilton Dog is still popular among people who are looking for a large, powerful dog. The breed is also still used for working purposes on farms and in other settings.

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