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    Brief Description: 

    The Gotlandsstövare is rectangular in body, noble but with an impression of strength and endurance.  Gotlandsstövaren is a driving hunting dog for hunting hare and fox. The race also serves as a companion provided that you take into account its strong hunting instinct and big business needs.


    Links to Breed Descriptions: 

    See the SKK's publication covering the Swedish Native Breeds at

    Gotlandsstövareföreningen provides a breed overview in English.

    " The Gotland Hound is well known for its soft, friendly temperament and it is therefore an excellent family dog as well as having outstanding hunting abilities. "


    Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club: 



    Breed Standards: 

    The breed is not recognized by FCI.


    SKK Breed Standard

    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. This breed has information on Veterinary Care and Life Insurance. Click here to view downloads

    Breeding/Health Strategy Documents: 

    Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links



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

    Breed-Specific DNA Tests: 

    See the RAS in Swedish.

    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.


    Sweden: Gotlandsstövareföreningen:

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