Function: coursing hares and foxes
Typical even tempered hound.
Handsome, upstanding dog of striking colouring. Hardy and sound.
for: young active families or retired couple provided
some basic rules were taught. Owners would need to be prepared to
give this breed plenty of exercise and allow it to be part of the
The Hamiltonstovare is a scent hound and at times the hunting
instinct can override obedience training. Care should be exercised
when off lead. Once off on a scent, they will hunt for hours before
(hopefully) returning to their original starting point – exhausted
but happy. Lead walking will be necessary. Hamiltons are a strong
& powerful breed – basic lead training is essential. If
left alone for long periods they can become noisy and destructive.
can live to 14+ years of age
Dogs:53 – 61cm (21 – 24 inches)
Bitches:50–57cm (19.5 – 22.5 inches)
Upper side of neck, back, sides of trunk and upper side
of tail black. Head and legs, as well as side of neck, trunk and
tail brown. Blaze on upper part of muzzle, underside of neck, breast
and tip of tail, together with feet, white. A mixture of black and
brown undesirable, as is any preponderance of any of the three permissible
Coat consists of two layers. Undercoat short, close and soft,
especially thick during winter. Upper coat strongly weather resistant
lying close to body. On underside of tail, ordinary hair quite long
but not forming a fringe. Ample hair between pads.
Appearance: Medium sized body. Brown eyes. Ears hang
to the side of the head. Tail is long.