With a very robust physique, but without heaviness, the Smalandsstövare is also endowed with great elegance.
Even if his silhouette is suitable for hunting work, his structure combines strength and elegance.
His general appearance gives a glimpse of his strength and power.
Between 46 and 54 cm (18.11 to 21.26 inches) for the male
Between 42 and 52 cm (16.54 to 20.47 inches) for the female
Between 15 and 20 kg (33.07 to 44.09 pounds) for the male
Between 15 and 20 kg (33.07 to 44.09 pounds) for the female
His color varies between black and tan, and all shades are accepted by the standard, ranging from amber to mahogany.
Some small white spots are allowed on the paws and chest.
The hair of his dress is medium length. Close to the body, it is rough and coarser on the neckline and back.
His coat also has a short soft and very dense undercoat.
His head has a well defined stop, and a very clear skull. His dark brown eyes are endowed with a peaceful expression.
His dangling ears with slightly rounded tips straighten a bit when the dog is attentive or interested.
His nose is all black. His long tail is slightly curved like a sword, or carried straight. It can also be short from birth.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 6, section 1 and is #129