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Småland Hound



    Brief Description: 

    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.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smaland_Hound


    Links to Breed Descriptions: 

     

     


    Other Names for Breed: 
    • Smålandsstövare

     


    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)

    1. Population-level statistics (see, e.g., Swedish Insurance Data, below)
    2. Research articles
    3. Breed club surveys


    Breed Standards: 

    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.


    Breed-Specific Statistics: 

    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:

    1. Sweden: Breed-specific Breeding Strategies: (in Swedish) and/ or English summary

     


    Breed-Specific DNA Tests: 

    The Kennel Club list of DNA tests available for each breed along with an indication as to whether the test is part of the Assured Breeder Scheme (recommended or required) and whether it is recorded on the Kennel Club registration database: http://www.dogwellnet.com/content/health-and-breeding/screening-tests/dna/dna-tests-for-use-in-breeding-decisions/the-kennel-club-breed-specific-dna-tests-upd-r234


    Breed-Specific Articles: 

     

     


    Other Breed-Specific Webpages: 

     

     


    Breed-Specific Research: 

     

     


    Breed Clubs: 

    We are listing sites for breed clubs with health or other information that might be helpful. Follow links below.


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