12–14 years old
Hounds and related breeds
At the first dog show in Sweden, held in 1887, among 189 species of hounds, there was a pair of unusual dogs named Tamburini and Ralla I. They were owned by breeder farmer Per Schiller, who probably crossed Swiss and British hounds to produce a new type of dog. In honor of the creator, this breed got its name.
The Schiller Hound was recognized by the Kennel Club of Sweden in 1907, and by the FCI in 1955.
Pleasant in every way, Schiller’s hounds are excellent companions for families with children and single people alike. Calm, balanced and intelligent dogs are infinitely devoted to their master and are ready to serve him until the last breath. Their security qualities are not very well developed they are open and sociable pets. Despite the fact that they do not trust strangers too much, they nevertheless treat them neutrally. Some dogs of this breed will even be happy to meet a new person.
Hound training requires a thorough approach. In general, Schillerstovare are diligent and observant, but can sometimes be distracted. Such is the nature of the hunter. If you are not ready for many hours of classes, it is better to entrust education to a professional dog handler. The trainer will tell you how to find an approach to the dog with a minimum number of mistakes.
Surprisingly, the seemingly friendly Schillerstovare is actually not so willing to communicate with relatives. The fact is that these dogs were used for hunting alone, so they do not get along well with other animals. Moreover, pets of this breed also need early socialization, only then they will calmly respond to their relatives.
Hounds treat children favorably, as a rule, they are not aggressive, but much depends on the particular dog, its character and mood. Therefore, it is better to keep the situation under constant control until you understand exactly how the animal reacts to the different behavior of children. The easiest way for these dogs to find a common language with teenagers who can work with them, walk and feed.
The short-haired Schillerstovare does not require much grooming. It is enough to wipe the dog with a damp towel or just with your hand to remove the fallen hairs. They have a strong molt twice a year in autumn and spring. During these periods, the dog must be combed with a furminator at least twice a week.
It is important to monitor the condition of the hanging ears of the hound. Like many animals with this type of ear, they are prone to developing otitis media and other diseases.
In addition, it is necessary to inspect the rotary cavity of the pet every week. To prevent the development of teeth diseases, periodically give him solid treats.
Conditions of detention
Shillerastyovar usually behaves somewhat phlegmatically, but on the street it turns into a real athlete. Like all hound, he needs physical activity. This is extremely important for both his physical health and psychological. It’s good to get out with a dog for nature at least a couple of times a week, so that it can properly warm up and run. It is especially important for those owners who live within the city.