USD $1000-$2000 Price Avg.

Hunting Dogs



Breed Type

Large, Medium


12-14 years


Breed Information

Group Hunting Dogs
Popularity/Rank 301
Origin Sweden
Other Names Swedish Elkhound
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $1000-$2000
How much does a Jämthund cost?
According to a rough estimate, you will spend between $1000 to $2000 on your Jämthund if you purchase it from a reputable breeder. If you select a dog with exceptional bloodlines, the price may be higher. The price might even be higher if the dog has already been trained. You'll usually pay less if you get a Jämthund from a shelter.
Size Large, Medium
Weight Male: 50-65 pounds (23-30 kg),
Female: 50-65 pounds (23-30 kg)
Height 22–26 inches (57–65 cm)
Lifespan 12-14 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Working and Hunting
Date of Origin 1880
Ancestry Swedish Elkhound

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Fluffy, Luxurious, Thick
Coat Colors Dark Grey, Grey, Light Grey
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown, Amber, Blue, Hazel, Green
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Liver, Tan
Coat Color Possibilities Black, White, Grey, Red, Brown, Tan
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Medium
Coat Texture Double-Coated
Recommended Brushes Slicker brush, pin brush, shedding blade, undercoat rake, mat comb, nail clippers.
Brushing Frequency 2-3 times per week

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Active, Calm, Daring, Energetic, Independent, Loyal
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 No
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
Health Problems Diabetes, Hearing Issues, Heart Disease, Hip Dysplasia, Liver Issues, Obesity, Skin Allergies
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers cold weather
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
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 2.5 cups
Daily Cost $10-$20
Monthly Cost $50-$100


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Jämthund have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 4-6 puppies (Once a year.)


The Jämthund is a medium-sized breed of dog that originated in Sweden. It is a hardy, energetic, and loyal breed that makes an excellent companion for active families. The Jämthund has a thick double coat that comes in various colors including black, white, gray, and brown. Its ears are erect and its eyes are almond-shaped. The tail is usually docked to about half its length.

The lifespan of the Jämthund is typically between 12 and 15 years. They typically weigh between 40 and 50 pounds when fully grown and stand at around 20 inches tall at the shoulder.

The personality of the Jämthund is friendly but independent. They are intelligent dogs who can be trained easily with patience and consistency. They have strong protective instincts which make them good guard dogs as well as loyal companions for their owners.

Jämthunds are generally friendly with other dogs, children, cats, and other animals if they have been properly socialized from an early age. However, they may be wary of strangers so it’s important to introduce them to new people slowly in order to ensure their safety as well as the safety of those around them.

The temperament of the Jämthund is alert yet gentle; they make great family pets due to their loyalty and affectionate nature towards their owners. They require regular exercise in order to stay healthy both physically and mentally; this can include long walks or hikes on a daily basis or playing fetch in the backyard or park several times per week depending on your lifestyle preferences.

In terms of health issues, the Jämthund is generally considered a healthy breed with few known genetic conditions such as hip dysplasia or eye problems like cataracts or progressive retinal atrophy (PRA). Regular vet checkups should be done throughout their life in order to catch any potential health issues early on before they become more serious problems down the line.

The adaptability level of the Jämthund is high; they do well living both indoors or outdoors depending on your preference but should always have access to plenty of exercise opportunities regardless of where they live so that they can stay happy and healthy throughout their life span! As pets, these dogs make wonderful companions due to their intelligence, loyalty, affectionate nature towards their owners - making them great additions for active families looking for an energetic yet loving pet!


The Jämthund is a Swedish breed of dog used for hunting in the mountainous regions of Sweden, Norway and Finland. It is a versatile breed, being used for hunting both large and small game. The Jämthund was once on the brink of extinction, but has since become a popular breed in Sweden and other countries.

The Jämthund is thought to be descended from the German hunting dogs brought to Sweden by German immigrants in the 1600s. These dogs were used for hunting deer, boar and bear. In the 1800s, Swedish hunters began to cross the German dogs with local hounds and spitz-type dogs to create a dog better suited to the colder climate and terrain of Sweden. The resulting breed was called the Jämthund, after the province of Jämtland where they were first bred.

The Jämthund nearly became extinct in the early 1900s due to a decline in popularity of hunting and changes in farming practices that made hunting less necessary. Fortunately, a few dedicated breeders kept the Jämthund alive and by the mid-1900s they had become popular again as family pets and working dogs. Today, the Jämthund is recognized as a distinct breed by several kennel clubs including the Swedish Kennel Club, American Kennel Club and Canadian Kennel Club.