Schillerstövare

FCI standard Nº 131

Origin
Sweden
Translation
Mrs Renée Sporre-Willes
Group
Group 6 Scenthounds and related breeds
Section
Section 1.2 Medium-sized hounds
Working
With working trial
Acceptance on a definitive basis by the FCI
Wednesday 05 January 1955
Publication of the official valid standard
Tuesday 22 August 2017
Last update
Monday 02 October 2017
En français, cette race se dit
Chien courant de Schiller
Diese Norm ist in deutscher Sprache sichtbar
Schiller Bracke
En español, esta raza se dice
Sabueso Schiller
In het Nederlands, wordt dit ras gezegd
Schiller Stövare

Usage

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.

Brief historical summary

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.

General appearance

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

Important proportions

Slightly rectangular body and longish head.

Behaviour / temperament

Lively and attentive.

Head

Cranial region

Head
Longish head. Seen from both the front and side, the head should be triangular without the muzzle being snipy.
Skull
Skull only slightly arched and broadest between the ears. 
Stop
Stop well defined.

Facial region

Nose
Nose black, with well developed nostrils.
Muzzle
Muzzle long and bridge of nose straight and parallel to line of skull.
Lips
Lips should be tight and closely lying.
Jaws and teeth
Scissor bite. Teeth strong and well developed.
Cheeks
Cheeks lean.
Eyes
Dark brown with lively expression.
Ears
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.

Neck

Long and powerful, merging nicely into shoulders. Skin on neck supple and close fitting. Males should have a well defined arch of the topline.

Body

Withers
Withers well defined.
Back
Back level and strong.
Loin
Loins musclar and slightly arched.
Croup
Croup slightly inclined, long and broad.
Chest
Chest deep, long, well developed and reaching elbows.
Ribs
Ribs moderately sprung.
Underline and belly
Belly only slightly tucked up.

Tail

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.

Limbs

Forequarters

Generality
Strong bone in harmony with the general appearance of the dog. When viewed from front forelegs appear straight and parallel.
Shoulders
Shoulder long, muscular and well laid back. Closely lying.
Upper arm
Upper arm long and forming a right angle to shoulder.
Elbows
Elbow set close to body and not visible under ribcage.
Pastern
Springy and forming slight angle to forearm.
Forefeet
Oval in shape with well knuckled and tight toes.

Hindquarters

Generality
Strong and parallel when viewed from behind.
Upper thigh
Muscles well developed ; thigh broad when viewed from the side.
Stifle
Well angulated.
Metatarsus
Short, lean and straight.
Hock
Well angulated.
Hind feet
Like front feet. Dewclaws undesirable.

Gait and movement

Parallel, strong, and long-reaching.

Coat

Hair
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.
Colour
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.

Size and weight

Height at withers
Males 53-61 cm, ideal size 57 cm (22, 5 ins). Bitches 49-57 cm, ideal size 53 cm (21 ins).

Faults

• 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 and its ability to perform its traditional work.
• Faults listed should be in degree of seriousness.

General faults

 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.

Disqualifying faults

 Aggressive or overly shy.
 Aloofness.
 Pronounced over- or undershot bite.
 Size outside the maximum and minimum limits.

NB :

• Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
• The above mentioned faults when occurring to a highly marked degree or frequently are disqualifying.
• Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.
• Only functionally and clinically healthy dogs, with breed typical conformation should be used for breeding.

Bibliography

http://www.fci.be/

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