Fédération Cynologique Internationale

United Kennel Club

Schillerstövare

Schiller Hound


ORIGIN

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FCI
Sweden.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
17.07.1997.

UTILISATION

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FCI
Scenthound that gives tongue and is used for hunting hare and fox. It is not a pack hound, nor hunted in couples or used for hunting deer.

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Group 6Scent hounds and related breeds
Section 1.2Scenthounds, Medium-sized Hounds
With working trial

UKC
Scenthound

TRANSLATION

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FCI
Renée Sporre-Willes.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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FCI
At the first Dog Show in Sweden in 1886 some 189 scent hounds were on exhibition. Among them were a sister and brother, named Tamburini and Ralla I, owned by a farmer, Per Schiller. They descended from famous hounds kept at the Kaflås estate. These hounds were probably descending from Southern Germany, rather small, tan with black mantle and slight white markings. The Schillerstövare was further founded on Swiss hounds and a considerable infusion of British hounds, mainly Harriers. The breed quickly became homogenous in type. The Schillerstövare was recognised as a breed by the Swedish KC in 1907.
UKC
The Schiller Hound originated in Sweden. It is descended from Swiss hounds, along with an infusion of British hound blood, mostly Harrier. It was recognized by the Swedish KC in 1907. The breed is used for hunting fox and hare. It is not a pack hound. The Schiller Hound was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 2006.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Well proportioned, sinewy and noble giving impression of speed and strength.
UKC
Well proportioned, sinewy and noble, giving the impression of speed and strength.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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FCI
Slightly rectangular body.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
Lively and attentive.
UKC
Lively and attentive.

HEAD

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FCI
Longish head. Seen from both the front and side, the head should be triangular without the muzzle being snipy.
UKC
The head is fairly long. It is triangular in shape, but should never appear snipy.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Skull only slightly arched and broadest between the ears.
UKC
The skull is broadest between the ears. It is slightly arched. The stop is well defined.

Stop

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FCI
Stop well defined.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Nose black, with well developed nostrils.
UKC
The black nose has well developed nostrils.

Muzzle

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FCI
Muzzle long and bridge of nose straight and parallel to line of skull.
UKC
The muzzle is long, and the bridge is straight and parallel to the top of the skull. The lips are tight and close fitting. The cheeks are lean.

Lips

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FCI
Lips should be tight and closely lying.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
Scissor bite. Teeth strong and well developed.
UKC
The Schiller Hound has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors bite.

Cheeks

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FCI
Cheeks lean.

Eyes

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FCI
Dark brown with lively expression.
UKC
The eyes are dark brown, and have a lively expression.

Ears

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FCI
Set high, when drawn forward, ears not to reach half-way along muzzle and may be raised slightly when the dog is attentive. Soft, hanging flat with fore edge lying closely to cheeks.
UKC
The high set ears are soft, and hang flat, with the forward edge close to the cheeks. They reach about half way along the muzzle when pulled forward.

NECK

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FCI
Long and powerful, merging nicely into shoulders. Skin on neck supple and close fitting. Males should have a well defined arch of the topline.
UKC
The neck is long and powerful. Males should have a well defined arch at the crest.

BODY

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UKC
The body is slightly longer than it is tall. The well developed chest is deep, and the ribs are moderately sprung. The withers are well defined, and the back is strong and level. The loin is muscular and slightly arched, and the croup is long, broad and slightly sloping. There is a slight tuck up.

Withers

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FCI
Withers well defined.

Back

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FCI
Back level and strong.

Loin

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FCI
Loins musclar and slightly arched.

Croup

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FCI
Croup slightly inclined, long and broad.

Chest

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FCI
Chest deep, long, well developed and reaching elbows. Ribs moderately sprung.

Underline and belly

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FCI
Belly only slightly tucked up.

TAIL

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FCI
Set on in line with back. Straight or slightly curved in sabre fashion. Wide at base and tapering towards tip. In length reaches hock. When the dog moves, tail preferably not carried above the level of the back.
UKC
Set on a line with the back, the tail is broad at the base and tapers to the tip, which should reach to the hock. The tail is preferably carried not above the level of the back.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Strong bone in harmony with the general appearance of the dog. When viewed from front forelegs appear straight and parallel.
UKC
The shoulder blades and upper arms are long and well laid back, forming a right angle.

Shoulder

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FCI
Shoulder long, muscular and well laid back. Closely lying.

Upper Arm

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FCI
Upper arm long and forming a right angle to shoulder.

Elbow

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FCI
Elbow set close to body and not visible under ribcage.

FORELEGS

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UKC
The legs are straight and parallel, and the elbows set close to the body. The bone is strong, and the pasterns are springy and slightly sloping.

Pastern

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FCI
Springy and forming slight angle to forearm.

FEET

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UKC
The feet are oval in shape, with tight, well arched toes.

Forefeet

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FCI
Oval in shape with well knuckled and tight toes.

Hind feet

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FCI
Like front feet. Dewclaws undesirable.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Strong and parallel when viewed from behind.
UKC
The hindquarters are strong, muscular, and parallel when viewed from behind.

Thigh

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FCI
Muscles well developed ; thigh broad when viewed from the side.

Stifle

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FCI
Well angulated.

HIND LEGS

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UKC
The stifle and hock joints are well angulated. The rear pasterns are short, lean and vertical.

Hock joint

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FCI
Well angulated.

Rear pastern

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FCI
Short, lean and straight.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Parallel, strong, and long-reaching.
UKC
Parallel, strong and long reaching.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Harsh, not too short, lying very close to body. On head, ears and front of legs coat should be short and smooth. Under tail and on back of thighs top coat may be longer.
UKC
Harsh, not too short, and very close lying. The coat may be longer on the backs of the thighs and the underside of the tail.

COLOUR

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FCI
Tan with well defined black mantle ( blanket) that covers back and sides of neck, down to sides of trunk and on upper side of tail. Slight white markings on chest and toes permissible. Black hair mingled in the tan not allowed in adult specimen. Black markings on the cheeks are permissible though.
UKC
Tan base color with a well defined black mantle. Slight white markings on the chest and toes are acceptable. Black hair mingled in the tan is faulty in an adult. Black markings on the cheeks are permissible.

SIZE

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Height at withers

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FCI

Males 53-61 cm, ideal size 57 cm (22, 5 ins).
Bitches 49-57 cm, ideal size 53 cm (21 ins).
UKC
The ideal height for males is 22.5 inches. For females, it is 21 inches.

FAULTS

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FCI

Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.
  • Wrong proportions between length of body, height at withers and depth of chest.
  • Lack of masculinity or femininity.
  • Broad skull, pronounced occiput.
  • Dish-face.
  • Over- or undershot mouth, level bite.
  • Bulgy cheeks.
  • Light eyes.
  • Short, steep croup.
  • Tail carried above the line of the back.
  • Obtuse angle between shoulder blade and upper arm.
  • Restricted hind movement.
  • Undefined mantle with abundant infusions of tan hair.
  • Heavy black mantle that covers chest, sides of trunk, shoulders and thighs.
UKC

Muzzle: Dish face.
Teeth: Any bite other than scissors.
Eyes: Light eyes.
Color: Undefined mantle with an infusion of tan hairs.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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FCI

  • Aggressive or overly shy.
  • Aloofness.
  • Pronounced over- or undershot bite.
  • Size outside the maximum and minimum limits.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
UKC
Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.