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Physical Characteristics

Breed Group:

Hound group.

Weight:

Approximately 18-25 kg.

Height:

Approximately 46-60 cm at the withers.

Color(s):

The standard colouring for this breed is black and tan.

Coat:

This breed has a short and glossy coat with a thick undercoat.


Overview

Character:

The Schiller Hound is very lively and is the fastest of the Swedish hounds. This breed is excellent for hunting as well as far companionship.

Country of Origin:

Sweden.

History:

The Schiller Hound is an ancient breed that has existed since at least the Middle Ages. In order to stabilize the breed, the Schiller Hound was crossed with various bloodhounds as well as with Swedish scenthounds. While this breed gained official recognition in 1952, it is still quite rare outside of Sweden.

Name:

This breed was named for the breeder who stabilized the breed, P. Schiller. The Schiller Hound is also known as the Schillerstovare.

Temperament:

The Schiller Hound is a robust dog with a good temperament. This breed excels at hunting hare and fox in the snow.


Care

Training:

This breed requires firm training.

Activity:

The Schiller Hound is very energetic and lively, and requires plenty of exercise.

Ownership:

Schiller Hounds are excellent hunters and companions. It's important that this breed receives firm training as well as significant daily exercise to keep it under control. Schiller Hounds should also have access to plenty of open space. Regular brushing is necessary to maintain this breed's coat.


Breeders

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