Smaland Hound

USD $700-$800 Price Avg.

Hunting Dogs



Breed Type



12-14 years


Breed Information

Group Hunting Dogs
Popularity/Rank 495
Origin Sweden
Other Names Smalandsstovare, Smålandsstövare
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $700-$800
How much does it cost to purchase a Smaland Hound?
The price of a Smaland Hound will vary from breeder to breeder as well as from place to place. As a rough guide, you should expect to pay between $700 to $800 per Smaland Hound if you purchase from a reputable breeder. Prices will be higher for show-quality dogs with a distinguished pedigree. Adult dogs who have already been trained may cost even more. It is usually less expensive to adopt a Smaland Hound through a shelter.
Size Medium
Weight Male: 33-44 pounds (15-20 kg),
Female: 33-44 pounds (15-20 kg)
Height Male: 17-20 inches (43-51 cm),
Female: 16-19 inches (40-48 cm)
Lifespan 12-14 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Companionship
Date of Origin 18th century
Ancestry Swedish Hound

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Close Fitting, Double, Harsh, Straight, Thick
Coat Colors Black, Black & Tan, Grey, Sable, White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Hazel, Brown, Amber, Blue, Green
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Tan, Liver, Red, Pink
Coat Color Possibilities Fawn, Red, Black and Tan, Sable, White, Blue, Gray
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Medium
Coat Texture Smooth and short.
Recommended Brushes Slicker brush, pin brush, shedding blade, undercoat rake, mat comb, nail clippers.
Brushing Frequency Once a week

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Agile, Calm, Energetic, Kind, Loyal, Spirited
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
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
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Low
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 10 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 30 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals.
Cups Per Day 1.5 cups
Daily Cost $20-$30
Monthly Cost $50-$100


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


The Smaland Hound is a medium-sized breed of dog that originated in Sweden. It is a scent hound, bred to hunt small game such as hares and foxes. The Smaland Hound has a long, lean body with short legs and a long tail. Its coat is short and dense, usually black or brown in color with white markings on the chest and feet. The Smaland Hound has an alert expression with large, dark eyes and ears that hang close to the head.

The average lifespan of the Smaland Hound is between 12-14 years. They typically weigh between 25-35 pounds and stand at about 18-20 inches tall at the shoulder. The colors of this breed can range from black to brown to red or tan with white markings on their chest and feet.

The personality of the Smaland Hound is friendly, loyal, intelligent, independent, courageous, and alert. They are very active dogs who need plenty of exercise every day in order to stay healthy both physically and mentally. They are also very social animals who enjoy being around people as well as other dogs or animals they may come across during their daily activities.

Smaland Hounds are generally friendly towards other dogs but can be wary of strangers if not properly socialized from an early age. They tend to get along well with children if raised together but should always be supervised when interacting due to their size difference which could lead to accidental injury for either party involved if not monitored closely enough by an adult guardian/owner/caretaker etc..

The temperament of the Smaland Hound is generally calm yet alert; they make excellent watchdogs due to their keen sense of smell which allows them to detect potential danger before it arrives at your doorstep! However they do require regular exercise in order for them not become bored or destructive when left alone for too long periods of time without any stimulation or activity provided by their owners/guardians etc..

In terms of health issues common among this breed include hip dysplasia (a genetic condition affecting joints), eye problems such as cataracts (clouding over the lens) or glaucoma (increased pressure within the eye), ear infections due to excessive wax buildup inside ear canals etc.. Regular vet checkups are recommended in order for these issues not go unnoticed until it’s too late!

The adaptability level for this breed is quite high; they do well living indoors but also enjoy spending time outdoors exploring new sights & smells! This makes them great companions for those who like taking walks/hikes/runs etc., while still having someone loyal & loving waiting back home after each adventure! As far as benefits go owning one these pups will provide you with unconditional love & companionship no matter what life throws your way - plus they’re surefire conversation starters whenever you meet new people out & about!


The Smaland Hound is a breed of dog that is native to the Smaland region of Sweden. The breed is believed to be descended from the Swedish Elkhound, and was used for hunting deer and other game animals. The Smaland Hound was nearly extinct by the early 1900s, but was saved by a few dedicated breeders. The breed has since become popular in Sweden and other countries.

The Smaland Hound is a medium-sized breed, with males standing 21-24 inches (53-61 cm) tall and females 20-23 inches (51-58 cm) tall. The coat is short and dense, with a black base color and white markings. The head is large and round, with erect ears. The tail is long and curved.

The Smaland Hound is an active breed that needs plenty of exercise. They are friendly dogs that get along well with children and other pets. They are intelligent dogs that are easy to train.