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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
Other Names
What other names does the Schillerstövare have? The dog breed also known as...
Schiller Bracke, Schiller Hound
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
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.
Price
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? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Schillerstövare price:
Unknown
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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.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Schillerstövare size:
Large
Weight
How much does the Schillerstövare weigh? Schillerstövare weight:
Male: 45-55 pounds (20-25 kg), Female: 40-50 pounds (18-23 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Schillerstövare? Schillerstövare average weight:
Male: 50 pounds (22.5 kg), Female: 45 pounds (20.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Schillerstövare? Schillerstövare height:
Male: 21-24 inches (53-61 cm), Female: 20-22 inches (51-56 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Schillerstövare average height:
Male: 22.5 inches (57 cm), Female: 21 inches (53.5 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Schillerstövare have? What does this canine coat look like?
ThickHarshSmooth
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Schillerstövare's coat?
Brown & BlackTanGingerFawn
Grooming
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 Bracke? Schillerstövare shedding level:
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.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Schillerstövare have? What characteristics does the breed have?
LivelyAttentiveIntelligentAffectionateLoyal
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Schillerstövare? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Schillerstövare's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
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.
Playfulness
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 for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
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 considered as a 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 Bracke 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.
Barking
Do Schillerstövare dogs bark a lot? 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 same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Schillerstövare good as a watchdog?
Schillerstövares are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and 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.
Territorial
Do Schillerstövare dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
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 Bracke? 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.)
Mouthiness
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?
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?
Schillerstövares are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Adaptability
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
Can you leave this breed home 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.
Fighting Dog
Where Schillerstövare dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Schillerstövares are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Schillerstövare dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Schillerstövare and 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?
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? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Schillerstövares are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly
Are Schillerstövares good office dogs? Do Schillerstövares make good office friendly dogs? Can Schillerstövares be office dogs?
No
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 Bracke temperament with senior people? Are Schillerstövare dogs good for elderly owners?
Schillerstövares are commonly okay with elderly people.
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.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Schillerstövare breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Schillerstövares are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Schillerstövare be a service dog?
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?
Not really
This breed 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 to 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
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
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Schillerstövare is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat 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.
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.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Schillerstövare dogs have health problems?
Schillerstövares are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Schillerstövare dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Schillerstövare be?
13-15 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Schillerstövare breed hypoallergenic?
No
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?
Schillerstövares are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog 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 this fido need?
Schillerstövares sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Schillerstövare need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
2 to 2.5 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
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 & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & 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.
Stinkiness
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.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long is the Schillerstövare pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Schillerstövare pregnancy time period:
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 bitch 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 bitch’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.
How often can the Schillerstövare have a litter? 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? What is the average litter size of this fido?
3-7 puppies

Pros & Cons of Schillerstövare

Pros
  • 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.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Schillerstövares don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: 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.

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