The Smaland Hound (Swedish: Smålandsstövare) is a breed of dog that originated in Sweden in the 16th century. Thought to be the oldest scent hound breed native to Sweden, it was first recognized by the Swedish Kennel Club in 1921.
Links to Breed Descriptions
Swedish Dog Breeds
Other Names for Breed
Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club
Country of origin: Sweden
Health and Well-Being
Some sources of health information include:
National kennel clubs and breed clubs (see, e.g. Breeding/Health Strategy Documents, below)
Population-level statistics (see, e.g., Swedish Insurance Data, below)
Breed club surveys
There are numerous breed standards. The basis of breed/conformation shows is the judging of pedigree dogs against the 'Breed Standard', which is a picture in words that describes the range of features that are deemed appropriate for the breed.
FEDERATION CYNOLOGIQUE INTERNATIONALE (F.C.I.)
1. Swedish Insurance Data
Breed-specific information on rates of disease and death from Agria Pet Insurance (Agria Djurförsäkring) is available for many breeds.
Breeding/Health Strategy Documents
Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links:
Sweden: Breed-specific Breeding Strategies: (in Swedish) and/ or English summary
Breed-Specific DNA Tests
The Kennel Club list of DNA and health screening tests available for each breed - see: Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/dog-breeding/the-kennel-club-assured-breeders/breed-specific-requirements-and-recommendations-including-health-screening/
Other Breed-Specific Webpages
Svenska Smålandsstövareföreningen Breed Videos
We are listing sites for breed clubs with health or other information that might be helpful. Follow links below.
Sweden: Svenska Smålandsstövareföreningen
Smålands Stövarklubb Facebook