Dog Breed Group: Hunting Dog
Life Span: 13-15 years
Weight: Male: 18-25, Female: 18-25
Height: Male: 21-23, Female: 20-21
Origin of Name: The Schillerstövare, translated as the Schiller Hound in English, is a breed of dog of the scenthound type.
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During the late 1800s, SKC founders Dr. Adolph Patrick Hamilton and Per Schiller were both trying and cooperatively trying to develop a better stowage type dog. Dr. Hamilton used the English Foxhound which became Hamilton-Stover. Both these breeds are similar in appearance. The Hamilton-Stover is slightly longer, but the main difference is in color; Schillerstover is brown and black while the Hamilton-Stover tricolor.
The word ""stoware"" is Swedish for ""Gun Dog"", but the Scandinavian stoware breeds actually belong to the odor hunter group. Schillerstovares is a mixture of Hounds of Harriers from Sweden, Austria, Germany, Switzerland and England. The exact source of the original Schillerstovares' bloodlines is not certain, although most fans of the breed believe they are 7/16 Swedish-German, 7/16 English Harrier and 2/16 Swiss. However, as the dog breeder, judge and author Rhea Horter points out, the Austrian aspect is not accounted for in this breakdown..
Many of Schillerstoware's ancestors have hunted the icy forests of Sweden since the Middle Ages, when soldiers returning from war in the 15th and 16th centuries brought dogs back from Austria. These dogs had become the ancestors of most of Sweden's Hunting Dogs by the 1800s. Per Schiller incorporated many of these wounds to create his new breed. In addition to these, he used imported hounds from southern Germany, which were small and predominantly brown and black with white markings. Schiller also used the Swiss hound which was imported into Sweden by Mr. H. Karbonnier, which was quite different from the German ones. The dog breed historian and author Dr. Hans Raber writes that he believes Schiller used Swiss black and red hounds, such as the ""old 'Argour Hound'""..
He also surpassed the English Harriers, which shaped Schillerstover. Mr. O.B. Rydholm imported an English harrier named Crossy about the time Schiller was building his new type of dog. Crossey was paired with a female harrier that was imported by an English civil engineer living in Sweden. It was his child that Schiller crossed with the Swedish Hound..
He showcased his new breed at the first Swedish dog show held at 18. About 179 hounds were shown, including two shillers — one sister and brother — named Tamburini and Ralla I, respectively. These first dogs were smaller than today's Schillerstowar, brown instead of black markings. He is considered an ancestor of the present-day Schillerstoweras..
Schiller painted a portrait of two of the grandchildren of Tamburini and Ralla I, which he also recorded at the 1892 Göteborg Dog Show. He was named Polka 1 and 1 Roller (although one source gives the latter dog the name Black 1). Unfortunately Purse Schiller did not live to gain full recognition of the breed he created; He died in 1894 at the age of thirty-four. His brother Carl inherited the dogs and continued to purse, breeding and displaying them..
Schiller succeeded in achieving remarkable working traits as well as stability of type in these dogs in a remarkably short period of time. When fifty entries from the Schiller line appeared at the 1903 dog show hosted by the Stover Club of Westergotland, their presence mesmerized the crowd and discussed a breed standard. In 1907, the breed was officially named Schillerstover in honor of Purse Schiller..
It is worth noting that Schiller was able to create his own breed in record time, despite the fact that he used such a variety of dogs of different heights. A dog breed expert speculated that what he did so quickly could either be chalked up to luck, or suggest that these different breeds would feel genetically present More than..
An outstanding Schillerstover named Ray was admitted to the 1910 Dog Show in Stockholm. J. Ray, owned by Svedenborg and reared by Karl Schiller, had exceptional working qualities, making him a favorite of hunters. Ray was also a favorite stud dog and many of today's Schillerstover lines meet him..
Large hounds are used to drive foxes and rabbits through this medium and are highly valued for its tracking and hunting abilities. The Swedish Kennel Club (SKC) claims that Schillerstover is the fastest of the Scandinavian hounds and the breed has been called a ""Hunting Dog for frozen lands"". The sobriquet is well-deserved as Schillerstover demonstrates great strength and endurance, as well as incredible speed, traversing vast expanses of icy terrain, unaware of the long hours of hunting in the bitter cold of Scandinavia. This breed works alone with its owner rather than the pack..