Schillerstövare Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Schillerstövare so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginSweden flagSweden
Other Names
What other names does the Schillerstövare have?
Schiller HoundSchiller Bracke
Breed Type
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Schillerstövare Price and Availability

How much does the Schillerstövare puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? How much money is a Schillerstövare?
Unfortunately, we couldn't find the price of the Schillerstövare. If you have a Schillerstövare for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Schillerstövare gets to a happy place.
How easy is it to get a Schillerstövare? How many Schillerstövare are there in the world?
Rare: You may rarely see each other in everyday life, but you might catch a glimpse of each other at dog shows.

There are very few of them, and there have been times when they have almost drifted to the brink of extinction, so few are left.

Schillerstövare Size

Is a Schillerstövare small, medium or large dog?

How big do Schillerstövare get?

How much does the Schillerstövare weigh? How much should the Schillerstövare breed weight? What is the normal weight of a Schillerstövare?
Male: 45-55 pounds (20-25 kg), Female: 40-50 pounds (18-23 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Schillerstövare?
Male: 50 pounds (22.5 kg), Female: 45 pounds (20.5 kg)
How tall is the Schillerstövare? Schillerstövare height:
Male: 21-24 inches (53-61 cm), Female: 20-22 inches (51-56 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Schillerstövare?
Male: 22.5 inches (57 cm), Female: 21 inches (53.5 cm)

Schillerstövare Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Schillerstövare have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Schillerstövare's coat?
Brown & BlackTanGingerFawn
How to groom the Schillerstövare and how often?
Effortless: The Schillerstövare requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Schillerstövare is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.

Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Schillerstövare dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Schiller Hound?
Schillerstövares shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Schillerstövare need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Schillerstövare every day?
6-8 weeks
Rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

For example, short-haired dog breeds can go a very long time in between baths. These short-haired breeds shed regularly and that shedding works to naturally remove excess dirt and oil. So unless your weenie dog got into the garbage can, you can probably hold off on a bath for a while.

Schillerstövare Personality / Temperament

What kind of personality does the Schillerstövare have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Schillerstövare? Is the Schillerstövare breed dumb or smart?
Smart: Schillerstövare's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.

The Schillerstövare is among the smartest dogs in the intelligence ranking.

Are Schillerstövare dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Schillerstövares are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
How playful is this breed?
The Schillerstövare is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Schillerstövare sensitivity:
Schillerstövares have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music.

Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally by moderate punishment.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Schillerstövare a good family dog?
High: Schillerstövares are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Schiller Hound need? Schillerstövare social needs:
Schillerstövares are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Do Schillerstövare dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Schiller Hound bark?
Average: The Schillerstövare barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have different meanings.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Watchdog Ability
Is Schillerstövare good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Schillerstövares are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and a sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Schillerstövares will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Schillerstövare dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Schillerstövares strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
Do Schillerstövare bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Schiller Hound? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Schillerstövare? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Schillerstövare has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Schillerstövare has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Schillerstövare? How much bite force does a Schillerstövare have?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Schillerstövare bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.

The Schillerstövare, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained.

However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.

How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Schillerstövare do?
Schillerstövares have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Schillerstövares need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Schillerstövare to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Schillerstövare roam?
The wanderlust potential of the Schillerstövare is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Schillerstövare have high prey drive?
Schillerstövares have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Schillerstövares are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Schillerstövare good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Schillerstövare indoors.
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Schillerstövares adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Schillerstövare be left alone?
Schillerstövares do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.

Schillerstövare Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Schillerstövare temperament with other people:
Schillerstövares are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Schillerstövare dogs get along with other pets? Are Schillerstövare dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Schillerstövares are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Schillerstövare dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Schillerstövare temperament with children:
Schillerstövares are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Schillerstövare dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Schillerstövare breed live with a cat?
Schillerstövares are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Schillerstövare good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Schillerstövare dogs get along with other dogs?
Schillerstövares are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Schillerstövare breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Schillerstövare breed suitable for first-time owners?
Schillerstövares are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Schillerstövares good office dogs? Do Schillerstövares make good office friendly dogs? Can Schillerstövares be office dogs?
Schillerstövare is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Schillerstövare dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Schiller Hound temperament with senior people? Are Schillerstövare dogs good for elderly owners?
Schillerstövares are commonly okay with elderly people.

Schillerstövare Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Schillerstövare dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Schillerstövares are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Schillerstövare breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Schillerstövare see the vet?
The Schillerstövare should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year). If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Schillerstövare dogs live? How old can a Schillerstövare be? What is the age limit of the Schillerstövare? How many years can the oldest Schillerstövare live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Schillerstövare?

13-15 years
The average lifespan of Schillerstövare: 14 years
Is the Schillerstövare breed hypoallergenic?
Schillerstövares don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Schillerstövare have? What is the activity level of the Schillerstövare?
Schillerstövares are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Schillerstövare need? How much exercise do Schillerstövare dogs require per day?
Schillerstövares need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Schillerstövare breed need?
Schillerstövares sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Schillerstövare need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Schillerstövare breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Schillerstövare? How much food should I feed my Schillerstövare?
2 to 2.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Schillerstövare risk for obesity:
Average: The Schillerstövare has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.

If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Schillerstövare's weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Schillerstövare can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Low 🔽

The Schillerstövare has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Schillerstövare drool?
The Schillerstövare is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Schillerstövare As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Schillerstövare be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

Schillerstövare is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Schillerstövare be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Schillerstövare be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Schillerstövare is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Schillerstövare be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.

Schillerstövare is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Schillerstövare be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Schillerstövare is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Schillerstövare be a boat dog?

Not really

Schillerstövare breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Schillerstövare be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

Schillerstövare is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Schillerstövare dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Schillerstövare Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Schillerstövare pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Schillerstövare breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Schillerstövare: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Schillerstövare have in a litter? How many puppies can the Schillerstövare breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Schillerstövare have? How many puppies can a Schillerstövare give birth to?
3-7 puppies

Schillerstövare Recognition

AKC Group
Is Schillerstövare recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Schillerstövare recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section.

Schillerstövare Pros and Cons

  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Schillerstövare's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Schillerstövares are easy to train.
  • Health Issues: Schillerstövares are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Schillerstövare requires minimal grooming.
  • Stinkiness: The Schillerstövare has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Watchdog Ability: Schillerstövares are good watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Schillerstövares adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Schillerstövares are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Hypoallergenic: Schillerstövares don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: The wanderlust potential of the Schillerstövare is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Schillerstövares do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Office Friendly: Schillerstövare is not the best dog breed for office environment.

Schillerstövare History

The Schillerstövare or Schiller Hound is considered to be a relatively new scent-hound breed, for the reason being that it was developed in the late 1800s in Sweden. Two breeders named Dr. Adolf Patrick Hamilton and Per Schiller are credited with the breed’s development. According to the records and documents they wrote, they had the intention to develop a speedy hunting dog that would easily adapt and tolerate the harsh Scandinavian weather conditions.

The breed is originated from the English Foxhound, as the foundation of the breeding process. The breeder pair also included German, Swedish, and Swiss hounds, and the English Harrier to the breading mixture. Initially, the process came to an end with creating two different breeds, the Schillerstövare and the Hamilton-Stovare or in its other name, the Hamiltonstövare. They were very similar in appearance and in their behavioral traits, and capabilities, yet the Hamilton-Stovare was much taller. They also differed in the color of their coats, because the latter was tricolor, while the Schillerstövare had a distinguishing brown-black combination.

The first specimen of the Schillerstövare was presented in 1886, at a Swedish national dog show. Yet, despite of the breed’s well-documented history, and its popularity in dog shows in the late 1800s, it was not until 1907, that the breed got recognized by the Swedish Kennel Club. The Schillerstövare was initially bred to be a versatile and very effective scenting hound, although the breed is often described as a gun dog. The dogs were fancied by most of the rabbit and fox hunters, thanks to their superior scenting ability; the dogs are able to track down their prey and howl in a high pitch voice, until their owner approaches, alerting them about the prey’s position. The dogs are talented hunters, who can work efficiently both individually and together, in small packs. Being developed in cold regions, the breed is believed to be very hardy. This hunting tradition still remains in practice in the remote villages of Scandinavia, where dogs are still used.

The Schillerstövare got acknowledged by the UKC (United Kennel Club) in 2006, nevertheless, it is not currently recognized by the AKC (American Kennel Club). The breed got international recognition when, the Fédération Cynologique Internationale registered the dogs, in the late 20th century, classifying the breed as scent-hounds. Nowadays, the Schillerstövare is thought to be a very rare breed outside of its native land, Sweden. The dogs are more likely to be family pets, rather than being hunting companions in our age.

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