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Schiller Hound

Size: Medium

Weight: 40 - 53 lbs.

Height: 19" - 24"

Life Span: 10 - 12 years

Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Origin: Sweden

Also Known As: Schillerstovare

Group: Hound

Category: Companion Dog, Hunting

Exercise Needs

The Schiller Hound needs space for lots of exercise.

Grooming Needs

The Schiller Hound has a short, dense coat that requires little grooming. This breed tends to be a very clean one.


The Schiller Hound is lively and affectionate. This is a robust, fast dog that needs firm training and loves snow.

Compatibility with Kids

Excellent family dog. Good with other pets if socialized at an early age.


This rugged dog was originally bred for hunting and tracking. The breed dates back to the Middle Ages. It was named after P. Schiller, who in the 1952, crossed Swedish scent hounds with Swiss, German and Austria bloodhounds.

Pet Facts

Coat is tan with black "saddle" area. The breed can withstand extremely cold temperatures and is rare outside of Sweden."