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Schiller Hound

The lonesome Swede

Breed
FCI-6
Scenthounds and Related Breeds
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Original Name : Schillerstövare

Type : Braccoid

Other Names : Schillerstovare

Male size : 21-24 inches, ideally, 22½ inches

Female size : 19-22½ inches, ideally, 21 inches

Degree of grooming :

Countries of origin : Sweden

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Schiller Hounds are well proportioned, muscular and noble animals that exude speed and strength. They are lauded for their lively, attentive attitude.

Head+

Rather long, triangular from the front and side without pointed muzzle.

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Body+

Well defined withers, solid, level back, muscular, slightly arched loins, long, broad, slightly sloping croup.

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Coat+

Tan with well defined black mantle covering the back, the sides of the neck, down the trunk and on the upper side of the tail.

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Ears+

Supple, hanging flat, with leading edge resting against the cheek.

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Tail+

Extending from the topline, straight or saber-shaped.

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Hair+

Harsh, not too short, lying very close to the body.

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Some 189 scent hounds were shown at the first Swedish dog show in 1886. They included a brother and sister named Tamburini and Ralla I, who belonged to a farmer by the name of Per Schiller. These dogs were descended from the renowned hunting hounds that most likely came from southern Germany. They were rather small, fawn colored with black mantle and light white markings. Schiller Hounds were also descended from Swiss hounds, with considerable British blood, especially from Harriers. The breed was recognized by the Swedish Kennel Club in 1907.

Did you know ?

Schiller Hounds are employed to hunt hares and foxes, but not in packs or braces. They are not used to hunt deer.

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