The lonesome Swede
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
Schiller Hounds are well proportioned, muscular and noble animals that exude speed and strength. They are lauded for their lively, attentive attitude.
Rather long, triangular from the front and side without pointed muzzle.
Well defined withers, solid, level back, muscular, slightly arched loins, long, broad, slightly sloping croup.
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.
Supple, hanging flat, with leading edge resting against the cheek.
Extending from the topline, straight or saber-shaped.
Harsh, not too short, lying very close to the body.
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.