TRANSLATION : Mrs. Renée Sporre-Willes.
OF PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL VALID STANDARD : 25.03.2003.
: Hunting dog.
CLASSIFICATION F.C.I. : Group 5 Spitz and primitive type. Section 2 Nordic Hunting Dogs. Working trial only for the nordic countries (Sweden, Norway, Finland).
HISTORICAL SUMMARY : The Jämthund was only recognised in
1946, although it is a very ancient type of dog that has been known
since the North of Sweden was populated. The reason
for the late recognition is that the smaller Norwegian Elkhound
and the Jämthund were judged
as the same breed. This situation eventually turned out
to be impossible. The Jämthund is mainly used for hunting elk
but it has also been used for bear and lynx, particularly in earlier
times. Hence it has to be very strong and of great endurance.
APPEARANCE : Large, rectangular spitz, clean-cut, strong, substantial
but also agile and with a good stature. Body must not
give the impression of being long, nor be
/ TEMPERAMENT : Courageous and energetic but also stoically
: Clean-cut and longish, proportionally broad between the ears.
CRANIAL REGION :
Skull : Slightly arched.
: Well defined but not too deep.
FACIAL REGION :
Muzzle : Muzzle, measured from stop to nose, slightly shorter than from stop to occiput. Evenly tapering towards tip of nose. Muzzle must not be snipy, neither when viewed from above or from the side. Nasal bridge straight, broad and strong, nose wide.
Lips : Tight fitting.
Jaws/Teeth : Scissors bite.
Cheeks : Clean.
Eye : Slightly oval in shape, brown with keen but calm expression.
: High set, perfectly erect, pointed and sensitive in use, slightly
longer than width at base. Inside of ears well covered with hair.
: Long, clean-cut, powerful with good reach.
BODY : Powerful and clean-cut, slightly longer than height at withers.
Topline : Straight and slightly sloping from withers to croup.
Loin : Broad and well developed.
Croup : Broad and only slightly sloping.
Chest : With good depth and well sprung ribs.
Underline and Belly : Belly slightly tucked up.
: Set high, of medium length and even thickness. Carried curled,
but not tightly twisted over or close on the back. Dense
coat, but without fringe.
Shoulder : Shoulder blade long, well laid back.
Elbow: Close to chest.
Forearm : Straight, clean-cut and with strong bone.
: Strong, somewhat oval, pointing straight forward with tightly knit
General appearance : Parallel when viewed from behind.
Stifle : Well angulated.
Hock joint : Well angulated.
: See front feet.
/ MOVEMENT : Powerful, free, with good reach. On the
trot « single tracking ».
: Topcoat rather close lying but not flat. Undercoat short, soft,
light, preferably cream coloured. Coat
smooth on head and front of legs, longer on neck, chest, tail and
backside of legs and thighs.
: Lighter and darker grey. Characteristic markings : light grey
or cream coloured on sides of muzzle, cheeks, throat, chest,
belly, legs and under the tail.
Height at withers : Size for dogs : 57-65 cm. Ideal 61 cm.
for bitches : 52-60 cm. Ideal
FAULTS : Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree.
SEVERE FAULTS :
ELIMINATING FAULTS :
Any dog clearly
showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
N.B. : Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.
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