Weighing 50 to 60 pounds and standing 40 to 60 centimetres at the withers, the Hamiltonstovare is a large and sturdy dog breed. It has a slightly longish, rectangular head, broad skull and well-defined but not overly emphasised stop and relatively long and rectangular muzzles. It has clear and dark coloured eyes with a calm and intelligent expression. It has ears that are drop down and set quite high, slightly above its eyes. Its nose is black, well-developed, and almost parallel to the line of the skull. It has full lips and wide nostrils.
This Hamiltonstovare boasts of a beautiful two-layer glossy short coat comprised of a short and soft undercoat that is especially thick during winter, and a weather-resistant topcoat that lies close to its body. The dog breed comes in colours of black mantle, rich gold, and rusty red tan, that come with symmetrical white markings. In order to keep its coat in top shape, weekly brushing is required. It is low maintenance because it does not shed much.
Other than coat care, don't forget other grooming aspects of your Hamiltonstovare. Check its ears for any signs of infection such as redness, pain and bad odour. Dental health is equally important as dogs also often suffer from gum diseases and bad breath. Brush its teeth at least twice a week, or daily if you can. Dog nails also grow long like humans and so must be trimmed regularly especially if you start hearing clicking sounds on the floorboards. Long nails can also cause discomfort as they often get caught in things such as your carpet, beddings and upholstery.