Schillerstövare

This dog's original name is Schillerstovare. Schiller Hound is the English translation equivalent of this hunting dog with its origins in Sweden. The breed is rare and very hard to find especially outside Sweden. Specifically, the dog was bred for the purpose of hunting wild game such as hare and foxes. The other name given to this breed is Schiller Bracke. There are unconfirmed views that the Schiller Hound is a descendant of ancient Hounds. The breed was developed by Per Schiller, a young Swedish farmer. The dog has been cross bred with Swiss, Austrian and German hunting dogs. The breed still retains its hunting prowess and also doubles up as a companion dog.

Schiller Hounds weigh at an average of 40-55 pounds and can grow to a height of 21-24 inches. The dog has a body that is longer than its height with a deep chest and moderately sprung ribs. Their upper arms are set at a right angle with the shoulder blades while the ears hang flat with their edges nearing the cheeks. Personality: Schiller Hounds are outgoing and friendly. They develop strong bonds with humans. They love attention and praise. Pet enthusiasts will find the dog easily trainable. Schillerstövares are outdoor dogs and they require plenty of room to exercise. They love being outdoors where they can play, roam and run at will. You cannot keep a Schiller Hound in an apartment or indoors for long. Its desire to gain human attention makes training easy. The dog responds to basic commands and training routines. It is also very attentive and lively, choosing to participate actively in any outdoor activity that involves running. A Schiller Hound is sensitive to criticism but will excel under reward-based and positive training. Schiller Hounds have a soft spot for children and can befriend them easily. They do best outdoors and do not make the best indoor pets.

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Life Span
10 - 12 years
Other Names
Schiller Bracke, Schiller Hound, Schillerstövare

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Size
Large

Schiller Hounds weigh at an average of 40-55 pounds and can grow to a height of 21-24 inches. The dog has a body that is longer than its height with a deep chest and moderately sprung ribs. Their upper arms are set at a right angle with the shoulder blades while the ears hang flat with their edges nearing the cheeks.

Behaviour and Personality

Kid Friendliness
Affection Level
Activity Level

Schiller Hounds are outgoing and friendly. They develop strong bonds with humans. They love attention and praise. Pet enthusiasts will find the dog easily trainable. Schillerstövares are outdoor dogs and they require plenty of room to exercise. They love being outdoors where they can play, roam and run at will. You cannot keep a Schiller Hound in an apartment or indoors for long.

Its desire to gain human attention makes training easy.

The dog responds to basic commands and training routines. It is also very attentive and lively, choosing to participate actively in any outdoor activity that involves running. A Schiller Hound is sensitive to criticism but will excel under reward-based and positive training. Schiller Hounds have a soft spot for children and can befriend them easily. They do best outdoors and do not make the best indoor pets.

Appearance

Shedding
Moderate
Grooming
Low maintenance

The Schillerstövare doesn't require high grooming. A weekly brush is enough to remove loose hair. Check his ears and feet on a regular basis to prevent mites and debris.

Breed's Talents and Facts

Training
Moderately easy
  • While hunting, Schiller Hounds prefer to go it alone rather than being in a pack
  • They require plenty of room for exercise and can be aggressive if not given sufficient exercises
  • Their fur adapts to cold weather by becoming harsh from the regular smooth and soft
  • Schillerstövare dogs have a superior ability to track and hunt deer, foxes and rabbits among other animals under very harsh climate

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Common Health Conditions in Schillerstövares

Schiller Hounds are prone to a number of health issues including bloat, chronic kidney infections, cherry eye, glaucoma, allergies and skin sensitivity. They also do have a high likelihood of developing cancer. When taking your Schiller Hound to a vet for surgery, you should alert the vet to be cautious as the dog is highly sensitive to anesthesia. The dog's life expectancy is between 10-12 years.

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