Blue Picardy Spaniel
Francia FCI 106 . Spaniel type

Blue Picardy Spaniel

Used for hunting, the Blue Picardy Spaniel is distinguished by its very pronounced style, its exceptional physical resistance and its ability to evolve on all types of terrain.

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History

As the name suggests, the Blue Picardy Spaniel is a native of Picardy, a region of northern France. It is the result of the crosses made at the end of the 20th century between the Picardo Spaniel (in a gray coat speckled with brown spots, that appeared around the year 1000 during the Crusades and are very ancient cousins ​​of the French Spaniel) and the English SetterBlue Belton” (with a black and white coat, of Spanish origin and imported to England in the Middle Ages).

More precisely, These crosses were possible thanks to the arrival at Mischief and at the mouth of the Sum of many English hunters who came to board their hunting dogs, after the drastic quarantines introduced in your country. The two races mixed at that time, the initial goal was probably to end up with a dog with a longer gait than the Blue Picardy Spaniel, but also faster and with a better sense of smell.

At the beginning, the Picardy Spaniel and the Blue Picardy Spaniel they considered the same race, despite their different coats. The club of l’Epagneul Bleu de Picardie It was founded in 1907, but it wasn't until 1938 which was finally officially recognized as a distinct breed by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI). Past year, The club of l’Epagneul Bleu de Picardie had merged with the Club l’Epagneul Picardie, founded for its part on 1921.

In 1980, The club of l’Epagneul de Pont-Audemer merged in turn, and the whole took the name of Club de l’Epagneul Picardie, du Bleu de Picardie and l’Epagneul Pont-Audemer. In 2015, the association changes its name and is renamed Club des Epagneuls de Picardie et de Pont-Audemer (CEPPA).

Several specimens were exported to Canada around 1987, and the Canadian Kennel Club in turn recognizes the breed in 1995. El American United Kennel Club (UKC) did the same the following year, at the same time as the Picardy Spaniel. On the other hand, the American Kennel Club (AKC), the other American reference organization, has not yet taken the step.

The Blue Picardy Spaniel, what is it called in english, It is also recognized by the American Association of Rare Breeds (ARBA), and this is not a coincidence: in fact, remains unknown in most of the world, and its acquisition is mainly in France, more particularly in his native region.

In France, in fact, has undergone a little more than 1.200 records LOF between 2010 and 2016, or some 180 by year. The trend is globally stable, probably supported by the good reputation it can boast as a hunting dog or as a pet.

Photo: Blue Picardy Spaniel at the World Dog Show in Poznan, Poland by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics

A dog “braccoid type”, the Blue Picardy Spaniel is not very big. However, his robust and muscular body gives him an impression of power and vitality.

Its bluish coat is due to the presence of the English Setter between their ancestors. It is also speckled with gray and black, which gives very particular and breed specific reflections. Hair is flat on the body, with some wavy strands in the ears, the legs and under the tail.

The eyes of the Blue Picardy Spaniel they are big, dark brown and have a calm and benevolent expression. The rounded ears are relatively long and fall to the sides.

At last, its tail is long, flexible and fringed.

Character and skills

Used for hunting, the Blue Picardy Spaniel is distinguished by its very pronounced style, his exceptional physical resistance and his ability to evolve on all types of terrain. If required, he can even submerge himself in the icy water without hesitating to return the game to his master.

However, although hunting is in his genes and he is used to living in the countryside, can adapt to city life. However, they are sporting dogs that need to run and get plenty of exercise. Therefore, life in the city – especially if it is in an apartment – it may only be suitable for him if there is time for long outings in nature. In any case, It is not a recommended breed of dog for an elderly or sedentary person, as it must be able to allow him to use his overflowing energy and expend himself.

Balanced and smooth (as long as your activity need is satisfied), lover to please his master, it is also an excellent companion dog, greatly enjoying family life, of which he is a full member. In particular, It is a breed of dog adapted to children: nothing aggressive, his affection towards them is unlimited, and loves to share games and pampering with them, which he likes a lot.

It is perfectly possible that your dog lives with other dogs, since the Blue Picardy Spaniel It is a sociable and gentle dog by nature.

On the other hand, it is strongly discouraged to put it in the presence of small animals such as rabbits or birds: would inevitably identify them with the game that must be brought to their keeper, which can lead to slight misunderstandings.

As they don't bark much, do not have a strong sense of territory and therefore cannot be used as watchdogs.

Use

The Blue Picardy Spaniel it's mostly a hunting dog. It is particularly suitable for working on small game in forests and swamps, although he is still the specialist in woodcocks.

Used for hunting, they are excellent point-and-pick dogs with a very pronounced sense of smell and exceptional physical stamina, qualities that make them the true joy of their hunting owners.

It is also an ideal companion dog. It is easy to live with them and very sociable, easily acclimatizing to family life and quickly finding their place in it, either in the midst of adults only or in the presence of children, of whom quickly become the best and most loyal friends.

Health

There are no known genetic diseases peculiar to the Blue Picardy Spaniel However, like all “Spaniel”, are particularly prone to ear infections, which are very common in dogs with lop ears.

You also run the risk of injury during hunting parties, especially on the legs and pads. Therefore, it is advisable to get used to checking that you do not limp when you return from hunting or a long activity in the open air. This could be a sign of a sprain or fracture., or simply caused by spikes, that can be as hidden as it is painful.

At last, the Blue Picardy Spaniel you can fall victim to your greed and gain weight easily if you are not active enough. Therefore, it is necessary to scrupulously monitor your dog's weight and, above all, make sure you always have your daily dose of adrenaline.

Grooming

In general, brushing is recommended when Blue Picardy Spaniel weekly, as its semi-long coat can easily retain twigs and dead leaves.

In addition, and although it obviously depends on the activities that are carried out with him, it can be necessary, from time to time, wash their hair with a specific dog shampoo when it is really dirty.

In all cases, whether you return from hunting or go out to the field, you should carefully inspect your animal for thorns or a wound hidden by the hair.

Like any breed of dog with lop ears, floppy ears pose a higher risk of infection and other problems, therefore they must be cleaned at least once a week with a suitable veterinary product.

At last, due to its high level of activity, its claws should normally wear out in contact with the various floors it walks on. If that is not the case, should not hesitate (do) clipping your dog's claws once or twice a year.

Buy a “Blue Picardy Spaniel”

The price of a puppy Blue Picardy Spaniel is of some 600 EUR. There is no significant difference between the price of a male and a female.

Characteristics “Blue Picardy Spaniel”

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Blue Picardy Spaniel” you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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Grooming ⓘ

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Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 106
  • Group 7: Pointing Dogs.
  • Section 1: Continental Pointing Dogs. 1.2: Spaniel type. With working trial.

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 7: Pointing Dogs. – Section 1: Continental Pointing Dogs. 1.2: Spaniel type
  • AKCGun Dog Group
  • CKC – Sports
  • UKCGun Dog Group

FCI breed standard “Blue Picardy Spaniel”

FCIFCI – “Blue Picardy Spaniel”
Blue Picardy Spaniel FCI

Alternative names:

    1. Bleu Picard (English).
    2. Épagneul bleu de Picardie (French).
    3. Epagneul Bleu Picard (German).
    4. (em francês: epagneul bleu de Picardie) (Portuguese).
    5. Épagneul bleu de Picardie (Spanish).

Russian Harlequin Hound
Rusia Hound not recognized by the F.C.I.

The Russian Harlequin Hound is a rare breed of dog found almost exclusively in Russia.

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History

In the 18th century, a hound native to Russia began to develop naturally, but it wasn't until around 1900 that selective breeding started in earnest, and the first breed standard for the Russian hound was developed in 1925. The breeders then crossed to the Estonian Hound with the English hounds. The result was the Russian Harlequin Hound, a slightly squarer looking dog with tricolor spots on a white body. The voice of the Russian Harlequin Hound is much deeper and melodic than that of a Estonian Hound, and frequently have black marks on the saddle.

Until 1951 This new breed of hound was known as the Anglo-Russian hound, but when he was accepted as a separate race from his own, he was known as the Russian Harlequin Hound. This breed was well known, not only for their melodic voices, but also for its speed and resistance when tracking its prey. They were frequently used as red hunting dogs, which means they were chasing foxes and wolves, traditionally known as red game, and they are rarely found outside the Soviet Union.

The breeders of the Russian Harlequin Hound they are still in the process of improving both the type and the uniformity of the breed and the breed is now seen sometimes at Soviet dog shows, and is considered equal in quality to the best Estonian Hound. The Russian Harlequin Hound It was also used by William Dunker when he developed his namesake the Dunker, sometimes also known as the Norwegian Hound.

The Russian Harlequin Hound It is not recognized by the F.C.I.

Photo: simonaaa93

Physical characteristics “Russian Harlequin Hound”

The Russian Harlequin Hound he is a muscular dog, medium-sized, which stands about twenty-four inches tall and weighs between 18 and 31 kg, with a square build, long, straight legs and a strong tail that has a slightly curved or saber-like shape. They also tend to have a somewhat broad, square head with a straight, square muzzle., that always ends with a black nose. They have slightly hanging lips, oval shaped eyes, usually dark brown, and medium-sized pendant ears that sit high on the head and hang down to the sides to frame the face.

The characteristic short coat of the Russian Harlequin Hound is mostly white with tricolor markings on the head, face, back and tail, and is typically quite dense; this coloring is particularly useful when hunting with this Russian hound as it makes it much easier to differentiate the hunting dog from its prey.

Character and skills “Russian Harlequin Hound”

The Russian Harlequin Hound is a rare breed of dog found almost exclusively in Russia. A mix of the Estonian Hound and the English Foxhound, this scent hound is known for its ability to track the game traditionally known as red game, like the fox and the wolves. They tend to be friendly and outgoing with almost everyone they meet., both human and canine, but they have a high prey drive and may not be safe around cats and other small animals. This breed is not well adapted to apartment living due to its high activity levels and vocal nature..

Estonian Hound
Estonia FCI 366 - Medium-sized Hounds

Estonian Hound

The Estonian Hound they are extremely hardy hunting dogs used to long days in the woods

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History

The history of Estonian Hound (or Eesti Hagijas in the language of your country of origin) begins at the beginning of the 20th century in Estonia, when the crossing of english hounds, Poles and Finns used by local hunters gave rise to a large dog unofficially considered regional and ancestor of the current Eesti Hagijas.

Given the sharp decline in the population of large game and in order to reestablish it, in 1937 a law was passed that prohibited hunting with dogs over 45 cm to the cross, which in fact caused a change of orientation towards smaller animals, like foxes and hares. As a result, Estonian hunters and breeders had to breed smaller dogs than they had then, therefore, the breeding program was introduced Beagles, the Dachshunds and Swiss Hounds.

This law was amended three years later, in 1940: the maximum size was increased to 55 cm., and breeders stopped their efforts to miniaturize local hunting dogs.

In 1947, when Estonia was part of the USSR, the Soviet Ministry of Agriculture decided that all “republics” who made up Estonia had to have a local breed of dog. The Estonian hunting dog population was then estimated at around 900, and the intense selection helped to stabilize the characteristics of the breed that would become the Estonian Hound.

In 1954, the Ministry of Agriculture sent a specialized commission to Estonia to study the 648 specimens submitted by local breeders, and were clearly convinced: the first breed standard was approved by the Ministry a few months later. This year marked the official introduction of the Estonian Hound like a race, whose stamina and formidable nose were immediately emphasized.

After the collapse of the Soviet regime, Estonia gained independence and in 1998 la Estonian Kennel Club, the main canine association in the country, recognized race. Being the only native of the country, it was not surprising that it was granted national dog status.

The organization set out to make the breed known and recognized internationally. His efforts were crowned with success in 2019, cuando the International Cynological Federation (FCI) provisionally accepted the breed and published a standard. Having said that, there is still a long way to go, since it is not recognized, for example, by the prestigious British Kennel Club, nor by American reference organizations such as the United Kennel Club (UKC) o el American Kennel Club (AKC).

The Estonian Hound is popular in an area encompassing Estonia and nearby Russian regions, and its population is estimated at about 1200 individuals. It is still used there as a hunting dog and has also made a place in many homes as a pet.. However, has not yet conquered the rest of the world. Rare in europe, even in the neighboring countries of Estonia, is practically absent from the North American continent.

Photo: Estonian Hound by Marcin Błaszkowski, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Physical characteristics

Estonian-hound
Estonian Hound

The Estonian Hound They are medium-sized hunting dogs that can easily be mistaken for the Beagle, one of the races that helped create them. However, they are bigger than the Beagle and they have a more pointed snout.

His powerful and muscular body is very long. Its solid bone legs are straight and almost half the size at the withers.. Saber-shaped tail flicks when in motion and remains fairly low, no higher than back level.

The head is quite wide at the level of the skull and the long muzzle ends in a very black nose. His slightly oblique eyes are more or less dark brown, while her long, thin ears fall along her cheeks.

The coat of the Estonian Hound is short, rough and shiny, with a moderately dense undercoat. Their fur is usually tricolor, with black spots with more or less wide red edges on a white background. However, the standard accepts bicolor individuals with completely red spots, without any trace of black. In all cases, the tips of the legs and tail should be white, as well as the throat and chest.

Sexual dimorphism is marked, the female being slightly longer than the male, which is taller in the legs and wider.

Physical characteristics

Estonian Hound
Estonian Hound

The Estonian Hound he is particularly devoted to his family, who likes to spend time with. They are a breed of dog especially recommended for children: they love to interact with them and are very patient with them, they even accept having their tails or ears pulled. However, you should remember that interactions between a young child and a dog of any breed must be under the supervision of an adult.

This strong attachment to his family makes him not like loneliness, which can lead to separation anxiety. If you are often left home alone for long periods of time, not surprisingly you may experience destructive behavior.

A solution for a caregiver who is absent regularly during the day may be to provide a playmate. Made to hunt in a pack, the Estonian Hound they enjoy the company of other dogs. If they are used to its presence from an early age, They can also make friends with any feline in the house. On the other hand, as they have a strong hunting instinct, should not live with rabbits or other rodents.

Rather shy and not fond of novelty, the Estonian Hound they tend to bark at strangers and then observe their master's behavior from a distance. If he invites the newcomer to the house, comes to greet you politely, but stay reserved.

Extremely hardy hunting dogs used to long days in the woods, they need a lot of exercise to expend their great energy: a daily walk of one hour is a minimum for them. It is recommended to always keep it tied during these outings, as your excellent sense of smell often allows you to find an interesting track that you are likely to want to follow for hours, ignoring withdrawal orders. A dog owner who still wants to let him walk freely at this time should equip him with a GPS dog collar, so you can easily get your hands back on it if it disappears.

The Estonian Hound you can live in an apartment as long as you are outdoors often enough to satisfy your need for exercise, but he is much happier when he has a garden where he can patrol and play. However, this outdoor space must be well fenced to eliminate the risk of escape if you see potential prey to pursue.

A peculiarity of this dog is its need for routine and its aversion to novelty, which makes their behavior sometimes compared to that of domestic cats. This is not at all an appropriate choice for a master who wants to take their dog on vacation.: he is a poor traveler, you get stressed out when you get in the car and you don't like spending time in a place you don't know at all.

Last but not least, it is a breed of dog that barks often and forcefully. For the peace of the neighborhood, it is necessary to teach him from a young age not to bark for any reason and to shut up when ordered to do so.

Education

Estonian Hound
Estonian Hound

Like all its fellow men, the Estonian Hound must be socialized from an early age. This requires spending as much time with him as possible so that he meets all kinds of people (neighbors, family, friends, strangers…) And animals, but also so that you get used to the situations that you may face later.

This need to become very quickly acquainted with the outside world is all the more pronounced as it is fearful by nature. In particular, to prevent future vet visits from becoming a nightmare to handle, it is recommended to get used to traveling by car as soon as possible.

Addressing the barking issue at an early age is also imperative, so that you understand that it is not necessary to bark for hours at every unfamiliar noise.

It is also important to teach your dog to remember to bark, as you will not hear any more commands once you have sniffed the trail of a game animal and go in pursuit. Hunting instinct is well established in this breed, so it does not require any specific training to be able to follow a trail for hours and be an excellent hunter.

Relatively independent and headstrong, the Estonian Hound require patience to be trained, but they like to please their master and usually end up listening to him. If necessary, be firm to assert your dominant position and show your dog who is the master, traditional training methods should be avoided, at the risk of damaging the relationship of trust. It is preferable to opt for a learning technique based on positive reinforcement.

Health

As the Estonian Hound it is a relatively new breed and not very widespread, there is still no real and in-depth study of their possible health problems. However, looks quite robust, undoubtedly thanks to a reasoned breeding program that has prioritized the personality and abilities of individuals over their appearance.

However, you have probably inherited from Beagle and the Foxhound a certain predisposition to the following diseases:

  • Progressive retinal atrophy, a breakdown of the eye tissue that can eventually lead to blindness;
  • entropion and ectropion, problems with the eyelids that cause itching and / or irritation of the eye, but that can be surgically corrected;
  • dislocation of the patella, which affects the kneecap and causes walking difficulties. It can also be responsible for premature arthritis;
  • Elbow or hip dysplasia, that can cause lameness.
  • In addition, the Estonian Hound is sensitive to allergies and sinusitis. These ailments are not serious in themselves, but they can cause a certain amount of stress to the dog, as this breed relies heavily on its sense of smell. Therefore, a temporary loss of your sense of smell is likely disorienting you.

    At last, like most hunting dogs, the Estonian Hound have a ferocious appetite that can lead to overweight or even obesity if they don't get enough exercise.

    Grooming

    Despite her short hair and sparse undercoat, the Estonian Hound require some maintenance. Brushing twice a week is recommended to remove dead hairs and avoid finding them all over the house. This also helps to distribute sebum on the skin to better protect it against infectious agents..

    During shedding periods, in autumn and spring, it is even necessary to opt for a daily frequency, to cope with the large amount of hair she loses during this period.

    On the other hand, it is only necessary to bathe your dog when it is particularly dirty, for example, if he has rolled in the mud.

    Besides keeping your coat, it is recommended to check your teeth once a week to make sure there are no cavities, and wipe your eyes with a damp cloth to remove any dirt that may cause an infection.

    Weekly ear care is especially important: like any dog ​​with floppy ears, the Estonian Hound are at increased risk of ear infections and infections.

    Buy a “Estonian Hound”

    The price of a puppy Estonian Hound is of some 700-800 euros in your country of origin, and there is no price difference between male and female puppies.

    However, it is difficult to find outside of Estonia, but the situation may change rapidly after the breed is recognized by the FCI in 2019.

    Characteristics “Estonian Hound”

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Estonian Hound” you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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    Estonian Hound / 99+1 Dog Breeds
    ESTONIAN HOUND PUPPIES / ESTONIAN HUNDRED PUPPIES

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 20
    • Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds.
    • Section 1: Scent hounds – 1.2: Medium-sized Hounds. With working trial.

    Federations:

    • FCI – Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds. – Section 1.2: Medium-sized Hounds.

    FCI breed standard “Estonian Hound”

    FCIFCI – “Estonian Hound”
    Estonian Hound FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. (Estonian: eesti hagijas) (English).
      2. eesti hagijas (French).
      3. (estnisch: Eesti hagijas), Estnische Bracke (German).
      4. Eesti hagijas (Portuguese).
      5. Cazador estonio (Spanish).

    Bavarian Mountain Hound
    Germany FCI 217 . Leash (scent) Hounds

    Bavarian Mountain Hound

    The Bavarian Mountain Hound is very suspicious of strangers, I am calm and balanced with its owner.

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    History

    The Bavarian Mountain Hound it is a medium sized hunting dog. He is a highly developed specialist, but at the same time versatile in hunting. Tracking work is his specialty. Master searching and hunting and especially tracking. On the trail, keep track of an injured animal. Fast and infallible dog work is crucial to reduce the suffering of the prey.

    The Bavarian Mountain Hound dates back to ancient dog breeds. These hounds are also called “Bracken”. For hunting, which was an important way of life for our ancestors for thousands of years, dogs with a particularly good sense of smell and an intelligent sense of detection were of great importance. Trace Dogs were also needed to hunt criminals.

    For the Teutons a good Scent hound was worth more than a horse. This is attested by a legal text of more than 1000 years old, el Lex Baiuwariorum. A document of the year 1459 later attests to Bracken's donation to the Tegrinsee monastery (today Tegernsee) by a count Kaspar Törring. Already at that time the count systematically raised the Bracken according to a breeding book. The actual Bavarian Mountain Hound also descends from these Bracken.

    In 1870 he also grew up Hanoverian Scenthound. This resulted in a modern and versatile helper for the ranger and hunter.. The dogs had to be distinguished by their high performance in hunting. At the same time, they had to cope with the harsh conditions of the mountains. Therefore, sharp stones were not allowed to bother them as much as storms, snow or high demands on your ability to climb. In 1883 took place the first official exhibition of the Bavarian Mountain Hound. In 1912 was founded the Klub für Bayerische Gebirgsschweißhunde, who has since been very successful in caring for these dogs.

    After World War II, the genetic bottleneck was worked on by crossing into the Tyrolean hound. Although the breed is very rare, is spread throughout Germany. Their breeding is organized in a very responsible way. To avoid “elite or champion breeding” the number of offspring of a farm animal is limited to 18 a 20. On the other hand, at least one animal from each litter raised must be reintroduced into the breed if there are no signs of inherited diseases. In addition, breeding is only allowed with dogs that have passed performance tests anyway. The breeding of the Bavarian Mountain Hound is a model, a project, how to breed healthy and strong pedigree dogs, even with a numerically very small population. They are raised between 10 and 12 litters with 60 a 80 puppies per year. These go almost only to the professional hands of professional rangers and hunters.

    Photo: Bavarian Mountain Hound (name: Zoran Spod Ruskiej Granicy) by Ralf Lotys (Definitely), CC BY 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons

    Physical characteristics

    The Bavarian Mountain Hound It is a strong dog, medium-sized, with a height at the withers of about 44 a 52 cm and a weight of 17 a 30 kg. Males, However, they are larger and heavier than females. For your size, has rather short legs. The standard describes its appearance in this way:

    A medium sized dog, harmonious, light, very agile and muscular. The body is slightly longer than tall, slightly raised from behind; leans on legs not too high. The head is carried horizontally or somewhat erect, tail horizontal or slanted down.

    The coat must be dense, smooth, moderately rough, low gloss. The standard requires the following colors:

    Dark red, deer red, Red brown, yellowish red, also pale yellow (even sand color); reddish gray like the winter hair of the red deer, also brindle or dark flecked.
    In the back, the basic color is generally more intense. Muzzle and ears dark.
    The tail is almost always dotted dark. A small, clear spot is allowed on the chest (hound star).

    The meaning is: The colors must camouflage the dog in its hunting work and not give it away, for example with large white marks.

    Character and skills

    The Bavarian Mountain Hound is a thoroughbred hunting dog with wide awake senses, but without nervousness. As long as you don't have a smell in your nose, impresses with a thoughtful nature, quiet and extremely gentle, that radiates pure slowdown for us humans. The official standard describes its nature as follows: “Calm and balanced; affectionate with his owner, reserved with strangers. What is required is a stable dog, self-confident, fearless and easy to handle, Neither timid nor aggressive”.

    The Bavarian Mountain Hound it is a very capable working dog that performs its tasks conscientiously and with the utmost dedication. Has a strong search instinct and is a master of crawling. Exploring nature with him is, therefore, a very special experience and happiness. The Bavarian Mountain Hound, professionally managed, it is also a very good family dog ​​with a gentle nature.

    Attitude

    A Bavarian Mountain Hound it is not a companion dog for the city or for walks in nature, even if they are daily. Not a dog for the home, but a professional hunting dog who wants and needs the job. Otherwise, his attitude is completely undemanding. Therefore, ideally you would live in a house on the edge of the forest or in the country with a garden.

    The Bavarian Mountain Hound wants and can go out in all climates. The standard provides information on the conditions of its maintenance:

    “In keeping with your hunting purpose as a cloven-hoof tracking specialist, the Bavarian Mountain Hound must possess all the qualities required of it to be useful in difficult follow-up. Utility must be proven by appropriate performance tests”.

    Education “Bavarian Mountain Hound”

    The Bavarian Mountain Hound is a very friendly and eager to learn four legged friend, that makes it easier for its owner to train and work with him. Because you want and need this guide. But it is not a dog that awaits orders from its owner. Since dogs have been allowed to breed for many generations only if they have mastered many demanding performance tests, your level of training is extremely high. This is at the same time an obligation for the leadership of this dog. Because you need the hunting job, where it feels good. Its element is search work. Here he has taken it to absolute dominance, you also need to live. However, you should take this into account if you are playing with the idea of ​​sharing your life with a Bavarian Mountain Hound as not a hunter.

    Care and health

    The breed is very easy to care for. Brushing once in a while is enough.

    Typical diseases of the breed:

    Hereditary diseases are not known.

    Nutrition / Food

    The Bavarian Mountain Hound is undemanding in his diet.

    Life expectancy

    The Bavarian Mountain Hound has a life expectancy of about 12 years.

    Buy a “Bavarian Mountain Hound”

    If you are looking for a dog of this breed, you should contact a breeder affiliated with the Club Bávaro del Bavarian Mountain Hound well in advance of your planned purchase. As a rule, dogs are only handled by rangers or hunters. From time to time, However, it may happen that a dog is looking for another place. But then you should be able and willing to give him living conditions that can be a substitute for his species-appropriate way of life.. A puppy of this breed costs about 1500 EUR.

    Characteristics “Bavarian Mountain Hound”

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Bavarian Mountain Hound” you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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    Images “Bavarian Mountain Hound”

    Photos:

    1 – Bavarian Mountain Hound, female and male by Canarian, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    2 – “Bavarian Mountain Hound” by Wikimedia
    3 – A Bavarian Mountain Scenthound by Canarian, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    4 – Bavarian Mountain Hound during show of dogs in Rybnik – Kamień, Poland by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    5 – Kafka und Frodo beim ersten Outdoor Treffen und Grillen bei Audigast. Februar 2014. Kafka ist ein Magyar Vizsla und Frodo ein Bayerischer Gebirgsschweißhund by Andreas Kruger
    6 – Bavarian Mountain Hound by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    Videos “Bavarian Mountain Hound”

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 217
    • Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds.
    • Section 2: Leash (scent) Hounds. With working trial.

    Federations:

    • FCI – Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds. – Section 2: Leash (scent) Hounds.
    • AKCGrupo FSS
    • ​KCCazadores
    • UKCScenthounds

    FCI breed standard “Bavarian Mountain Hound”

    FCIFCI – “Bavarian Mountain Hound”
    Bavarian Mountain Tracker FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Bavarian Mountain Scenthound (English).
      2. Chien de recherche au sang de la montagne bavaroise (French).
      3. Bayerischer Gebirgsschweisshund (German).
      4. (em alemão: Bayrischer gebirgsschweisshund) (Portuguese).
      5. Sabueso bávaro de montaña, Rastreador de Baviera (Spanish).

    Swiss Hound
    Suiza FCI 59 . Medium-sized Hounds

    Schwyz Hound
    Schwyz Hound

    In the breed standard, the temperament of the Swiss Hound is described as “Vivacious and passionate about hunting, sensitive, docile and very attached to his master”.

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    History

    It is said that the Swiss Hound is among the oldest members of the Group of Hounds. According to a 15th century letter to Ernst, Elector of Saxony (1441-86), Swiss working dogs were among the best. 17th century images show packs of hounds “with the same color and the same size, large heads and very long ears”.

    Three centuries later, the german dog writer Richard Strebel wrote in “Die Deutschen Hunde” (German dog breeds, 1903-05) that hounds that lived separately in a restricted area of ​​Switzerland therefore developed separately.

    In the decade of 1890, it seemed that purebred hounds were marked for death in Switzerland, despite the breeding of the Schwyz Hound, Bernese Hound and Lucerne Hound. Some hounds were exported to Scandinavia and, thanks to the crossing with native hounds, the Stövares (scandinavian hounds) they were blooming. But at the same time, the Thurgauer Laufhund quietly disappeared in Switzerland, and the Aargauer Laufhund gave way to Jura Hound (Bruno Jura Hound).

    In 1903, J. Dust del Swiss Kennel Club founded the Schweizerische Laufhunde-Club (Swiss Hound Club) and in 1907 an appeal was made to save the Swiss hound of extinction. Then something remarkable happened: the breed club bought good quality Swiss hounds and gave them to prudent breeders and hunters. Test rules and regulations were developed and a series of obligations were established: a) only one dog at a time when hunting; b) the dog had to be under control when hunting; c) a dog that disappeared while hunting had to return to its master within half an hour; y d) the dog was to return as soon as the horn sounded, regardless of whether the dog was looking. Using these rules, the breed club tried to exclude disobedient dogs and forced owners to properly breed and train their dogs.

    Four varieties

    The development of Swiss Hound started in the decade of 1930, but it took time and effort. In 1937, only five hounds were entered in the Swiss herd book. The Dr. O. Vollenweider managed to gather 11 hound collectors in the city of Soleura, in northwestern Switzerland. Suitable dogs were selected for breeding and, in 1933, a breed standard was published. In the standard, the varieties were distinguished by coat color and pattern.

    In 1944, 150 Swiss hounds were entered in a hound exhibition. (As a neutral country, Switzerland did not participate in WWII) It was no longer forbidden to work with dogs that gave tongue, and bloodhounds of more than 20 inches (50 centimeters) to the cross.

    Attempts to save or restore the Laufhund de Argovia they were unsuccessful; in 1933, the breed standard was canceled. Four varieties remained: the Bernese Hound, the Jura Hound (Bruno Jura Hound), the Lucerne Hound and the Schwyz Hound. Their names connect them with cities and areas of Switzerland (Berne, Lucerne, Jura), or with Switzerland.

    It is said that between 1902 and 1922, a few 1.200 swiss hounds, mainly Schwyz Hound white-yellow, they were raised in Norway. Some years, there were more Swiss hounds outside of Switzerland than in their home country. In 1993, about 1.000 copies of Lucerne Hound they lived in sweden.

    France is another importer. Seventy-five Jura Hound (Bruno Jura Hound) enrolled in an exhibition in Lyon in 1976. It is not surprising that the Jura is predominantly found in France and Switzerland, and that it extends to Germany. Since the 15th century, Swiss hounds were also exported to Italy. According to Räber, they frequently crossed paths with his Italian cousin, the Italian short-haired Segugio.

    Photo: XXXVIII Wystawa krajowa psów rasowych w Częstochowie. Gończy ze Schwyz: Ella Haniccina Zahradka z hodowli Z Pastorowej Sfory należąca do Mariusza i Wioletty Antoszczuk by chained, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    Swiss Hound varieties:

    1 Bernese Hound

    Bernese Hound

    The Bernese Hound is mainly used for hunting hare.

    The Swiss Hound has a very ancient origin. Its existence in Switzerland since Roman times is verified thanks to a

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    2 Jura Hound (Bruno Jura Hound)

    Bruno Jura Hound

    The Jura Hound It is very distant with strangers and needs firm handling if kept as pets.

    In the year of 1882 a standard was established for each of the five

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    3 Lucerne Hound

    Lucerne Hound

    The Lucerne Hound is a lively dog, but gentle and docile. Very attached to his master.

    The breed was originally bred in the Lucerne area, Switzerland. Already in appearance it is closely related to the

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    4 Schwyz Hound

    Schwyz Hound

    The Schwyz Hound is a very lively and energetic breed that requires a significant amount of daily exercise.

    The Schwyz Hound has ancient origins, the details are a bit confusing though. The dogs of

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    German Hound
    Germany FCI 299 . Small-sized Hounds

    German Hound

    The German Hound It is a fairly frequent dog in its country and very rare outside its borders.

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    History

    The first written traces of the German Hound date from the 18th century. German breeders wanted to create a versatile hunting dog, but it is very difficult to precisely define the ancestry of the breed. However, the German Hound was originally a descendant of Beagle, Pointer and English Foxhound. Other breeds like greyhounds, the hounds, the “Westphalian Dachsbracke“, the “Holzbracke de Sauerland tricolor” (little hound for hunting in the forest) and “Steinbracken” locals may have contributed to the breed.

    Multipurpose hunting and hounds were booming in Germany at the time, after the dismantling of large hunting grounds and the abandonment of traditional hound hunting methods in favor of stalking and stalking.

    Over the years, the German Hound has become known by a large number of regional variants with different names. The Deutscher Bracken Club was founded in Olpe (North Rhine-Westphalia) in 1896 and covered all the varieties of the northwest of the country. In 1900, were finally grouped into a single race called “Deutsche Bracke” (German Hound).

    However, was not up 1964 that was recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI). The standard currently in force dates from 1987.

    Sometimes known as the “Braque d’Olpe” (the city where one of the variants of the breed was found and where the Deutscher Bracken Club), the German Hound still a very popular hunting dog in his native region, and even in the rest of Germany. However, its distribution outside of Germany remains highly confidential.

    That does not prevent it from being recognized by the American Kennel Club (A.K.C.) and the United Kennel Club (U.K.C.) in the United States, as well as by the Kennel Club (K.C.) From great britain.

    Photo: hundeo.com

    Physical characteristics

    The German Hound it is a light hunting dog, tall and elegant that, However, it is of solid construction. The head is noble and rather light, with hanging ears of medium size and a well carried but relatively thick tail in relation to the body line. The abdomen is slightly folded.

    The teething of the German Hound is particularly strong and regular, with powerful pointed incisors. The eyes, that are moderately large, they are clear and bright. The head, dry and moderately long, and relatively strong neck (compared to the head) follow each other to achieve a slightly arched top.

    The coat is long, very dense and hard, and even covers the belly. It is tricolor: red or fawn, black and white. The saddle and / or coat must be black and well defined. The white markings characteristic of the breed are a continuous list on the muzzle, the neck (a totally white collar is particularly appreciated), chest and limbs. The tip of the tail is also white.

    Character and skills

    The German Hound he is a medium-sized dog that exudes great joie de vivre. Attached and endowed with a stable character, is happy when put to work and has plenty of outdoor space. Being able to live in complete freedom in a large fenced garden is essential if your master is regularly outside, since he likes to live outdoors and exercise. In fact, needs to vent at least two hours a day to be balanced. If you don't allow your partner to use your energy, the master has every chance of ending up with a stressed dog, overexcited, aggressive or even destructive.

    German Hound

    In addition, even if you have enough opportunities to exercise, the risk of the dog escaping is high with the German Hound, who especially appreciates sneaking out of his house as soon as he gets the chance, whether to explore new environments or follow tempting smells.

    The German Hound not at all a suitable breed of dog for apartment living. And unless you have a very big garden – and even then… – it is also not a suitable breed of dog for an elderly or sedentary person. You need an active owner, even sporty, to provide you with the exercise and outings you need.

    Nice to live, can be both a companion and hunting dog, since it is able to adapt to many situations. However, although they love to roam every corner of the garden, his great passion is still hunting, in which they excel thanks to their particularly developed sense of smell. The German Hound it is above all a tough tracking dog that needs to work hard and work hard. They excel in the pursuit of uninjured game and in the pursuit of wounded prey.

    Due to his cautious behavior in front of strangers and his ability to be attentive and alert in any situation, also can, occasionally and as long as it does not last too long (your joviality is likely to regain control), occasionally assume the role of watchdog.

    However, whatever your activity at that time, can be easily distracted from your mission by a pleasant smell, in which case it becomes difficult to attract their attention again.

    These hunting dogs are passionate about stalking their prey, but they are also very sensitive. They are very close to their family and are very loyal to them. Therefore, should be handled with care and never intimidated, although sometimes they are on guard. Particularly loyal, faithful and sociable, the German Hound proves to be the ideal companion for the whole family, and gets along so well with adults – whose authority and leadership you seek – as with small children, who likes to have fun with. However, should not be left alone with young children, as their overwhelming energy could inadvertently push them, knock them down or knock them unconscious.

    Although the German Hound is generally friendly and balanced, meeting other dogs can be a problem in some cases. Although the German Hound has long become used to living with other dogs due to its long use in pack hunting, some dogs still tend to be dominant, especially when it comes to unfamiliar animals. For this reason, any outing synonymous with a possible dog encounter involves keeping your partner on a leash.

    Regarding cohabitation with other pets, especially a cat, it can also be difficult. In fact, unless you got used to it too soon, namely, created together, tends to regard other animals as potential prey. In other words, not really a recommended dog breed with a cat…

    At last, the German Hound is a noisy dog ​​whose voice extends far. This is a characteristic common to all hunting dogs., since they must communicate with their master at a distance. But this might not be to the taste of the neighbors, who might complain about the dog's untimely barking. It is important to pay attention to this point when training the puppy, to prevent his barking from becoming a problem once he is an adult.

    Education “German Hound”

    Although it is soft, stable and very nice, the German Hound not an easy dog ​​breed to train and obedient. Therefore, requires a strong and early education, but of course without any brutality, as this could only backfire. To get the best of your partner, it is necessary to combine sweetness and firmness, and put special emphasis on the socialization of the dog.

    Last but not least, if it is to be used as a hunting dog, learning how to call your dog back is obviously of particular importance.

    In any case, training sessions should be short and interesting enough, since the German Hound it can be annoying, especially if tempting smells distract your attention.

    For all these reasons, should be reserved for experienced teachers: not a suitable breed as a first dog.

    Health “German Hound”

    The German Hound it is a fairly robust and resistant dog.

    However, you are particularly at risk of hip dysplasia, as well as the risk of reversal of the stomach (dilation-torsion).

    Whatever the cause, a possible operation should be done with greater vigilance as this dog is very sensitive to anesthesia.

    In addition, as in any breed of dog with lop ears, special attention should be paid to the risk of ear infections in the dog.

    In addition, the absence of descent of one or even both testicles into the scrotum (dog cryptorchidism) it is relatively frequent in this breed. Generally prevents the affected male from reproducing and makes it impossible to confirm the dog.

    At last, the German Hound are frequently found with eye problems, so it is advisable to also pay attention to this point.

    Care “German Hound”

    The German Hound it is an easy breed of dog to keep. Its short coat requires only minimal grooming and regular maintenance.. Brushing your dog once a week should be enough to preserve the beauty of his coat. In addition, how the coat naturally repels dirt and water, bathing is not normally necessary.

    In addition, even during the molting period, loses very little hair.

    In addition, as in any dog ​​with floppy ears, the inside of the tubes should also be carefully watched to reduce the risk of ear infections.

    This may be an opportunity to inspect your eyes at the same time., to be able to intervene quickly if there is a problem in this area.

    Food “German Hound”

    As the German Hound it is a fairly resistant breed, Feeding your dog shouldn't pose any particular problems. A meat-based diet, vegetables and starchy foods, or quality croquettes, it will be perfectly adequate.

    However, Be careful with the volume of the servings! If used as a hunting dog, it may certainly be appropriate to increase them by 10 a 20% during hunting season, when you are more active than usual. But they must also adapt to the dog's energy needs when they decrease, to avoid any risk of the dog becoming overweight.

    In addition, it is important to avoid giving too much food before the dog goes hunting, At risk, for example, to throw up. A little pre-hunt snack is a good thing, but the bulk of the daily ration should be given in the afternoon.

    Activities “German Hound”

    Although they can be pleasant companion dogs, the German Hound It, above all and by its very nature, a hunting dog specialized more specifically in tracking hares, badgers and big game, whether or not they are injured. These fine hounds are experts in rough terrain and can withstand all types of weather conditions. They like to chase their prey for hours and hours. Its long snout and extremely sensitive nose are its best allies in this task.. Once the prey has been hunted, its loud and clear bark is highly appreciated by hunters, since it allows them to point out the exact position of the hunted animal.

    Although the German Hound it is very suitable for hunting alone, also excels in pairs or small groups of individuals. This is how the breed was originally used.

    Price “German Hound”

    The price to adopt a puppy from German Hound is between 700 and 900 EUR.

    Characteristics “German Hound”

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “German Hound” you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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    Videos “German Hound”

    Deutsche Bracke
    Deutsche Bracke Stöberhundwelpen district forest walk excursion

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 31
    • Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds.
    • Section 1: Scent hounds – 1.3: Small-sized Hounds. With working trial.

    Federations:

    • FCI – Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds. – Section 1.3: Small-sized Hounds.
    • AKCHound
    • ​KCHoundy
    • UKCScenthounds

    FCI breed standard “German Hound”

    “German Hound” FCI German hound FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Deutsche Bracke, German Bracke, Olper Bracke, Westphalian Bracke (English).
      2. (deutsche bracke en allemand) (French).
      3. Westfälische Bracke (German).
      4. braco alemão, (em alemão: Deutsche Bracke) (Portuguese).
      5. Sabueso de sangre de Baviera (Spanish).

    Smaland Hound
    Suecia FCI 129 - Medium-sized Hounds

    Smaland Hound

    The Smaland Hound It is used for hunting hare and fox; It is not a pack dog and is not used for deer hunting.

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    History

    The history of Smaland Hound starts in the county of Smaland, in southern Sweden; there existed a great variety of hounds in the 19th century. Some, of german origin, Polish or Baltic, had arrived in the company of soldiers returning after the great wars between 1611 and 1678.

    These hunting dogs were later crossed with local farm dogs type Spitz and english hounds, becoming the ancestors of Smaland Hound. The size, tail color and length varied at that time: some dogs were black and tan, others red or yellow. However, white markings were common. Some cubs were born with short tails.

    During the early years of the 20th century, great efforts were made to rebuild the type of the old Smalandsstövare, especially the short-tailed variety. The first standard, written in 1921, allowed dogs to have both short and long tails. It was first decided that the color would be black and tan, but red and yellow were allowed, as well as the white spots.

    The Smaland Hound received continuous infusions of new blood, sometimes using strong lines from other dog breeds. The new blood was last used in the 1990s. 1950, When, for a short period, dogs of unknown origin were registered, but accepted type, as Smaland Hound.

    Photo: Smalandsstovare by amoreaquattrozampe.it

    Physical characteristics “Smaland Hound”

    Smaland-Stövare
    Smaland-Stövare

    The Smaland Hound he is a robust dog, similar to Rottweiler, and elegant looking. His eyes are dark brown with a calm expression. Ears are stuck high, slightly raised when the dog is paying attention. They are carried hanging, with rounded ends. The tail is placed in the extension of the line of the back, straight or slightly saber-shaped. May be short at birth.

    Hair: average length, rough, well attached to the body; thicker in the back and neckline. The undercoat is colored: black and fiery (all shades range from amber to reddish brown). Small white spots are allowed on the bib and fingers.

    Size: males 46-54 cm. (ideal 50 cm.); females 42-54 cm. (ideal 45 cm.).

    Character and skills “Smaland Hound”

    These Hounds form a strong bond with their owners, being loyal and devoted, kind and loving, which also makes them great companions at home.

    When they hunt, they are used mainly for hunting fox and hare. He is gifted with exceptional talent, he is a brave and determined dog.

    At home, is a gentle, calm and affectionate family companion. They are known to be territorial and distrustful of strangers, which makes them good watchdogs that will not fail to warn their masters of marauders.

    The Smaland Hound is very intelligent and they learn easily. He gets along well with his peers if they have grown up together, but it must be presented with delicacy and attention to other dogs and other animals.

    It is a dog that needs a lot of time in the presence of its master, you need space and the ability to expend your energy. Therefore, it is not a dog for owners who are absent or who do not have enough time to dedicate to it.

    The breed needs space and is therefore not suitable for apartment living.

    Characteristics “Smaland Hound”

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Smaland Hound” you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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    Playfulness ⓘ

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    Videos “Smaland Hound”

    Smålandsstövare / Smalands Hound / Smalandstevare

    harjakt med smålandsstövare diva

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 129
    • Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds.
    • Section 1: Scent hounds – 1.2: Medium-sized Hounds. With working trial.

    Federations:

    • FCI – Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds. – Section 1.2: Medium-sized Hounds.
    • UKCScenthounds

    FCI breed standard “Smaland Hound”

    “Smaland Hound” FCI Smaland Hound FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. (Swedish: Smålandsstövare) (English).
      2. Smålandsstövare (French).
      3. Småland-Bracke, Smålandsstövare (German).
      4. Smalandsstovare (Portuguese).
      5. Cazador de Småland (sueco: Smålandsstövare) (Spanish).

    Schiller Hound
    Suecia FCI 131 - Medium-sized Hounds

    Schiller Hound

    Its diffusion is regular in its country of origin, but very small abroad.

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    History

    The Schiller Hound It is a working breed that has existed in Sweden since the Middle Ages. However, the breed was not really established and recognized until 1952. This recognition is due in large part to a breeder, Per Schiller, who gave the breed its name.

    In 1886, at the first Swedish dog show, they were shown 189 hounds. Among them were Tamburini and Ralla I, a brother and sister belonging to Per Schiller. They descended from the famous bloodhounds of the Kaflas estate. These dogs probably came from southern Germany: rather small, fawn in color with black fur and slight white markings.

    The Schiller Hound they were then based on the crossing of Swiss dogs, Germans and Austrians, as well as in British hunting dogs, especially the Harriers, to produce a fast and light breed that quickly acquired its type. curiously, Per Schiller worked alongside a Swedish doctor named Adolf Hamilton, and also led to the development of a similar dog named Hamilton Hound, that can be differentiated from Schiller Hound for its tricolor coat.

    Still very rare outside of his native country, the Schiller Hound was recognized by the Swedish Kennel Club in 1907.

    The Schiller Hound has been traditionally used as a sniffing dog, although some describe it as a hunting dog. The breed is known for both its speed and superior olfactory ability; able to quickly track its prey and then howl loudly when its master approaches, alerting of its position. It is a hardy dog ​​that can tolerate cold Swedish winters well.. Often, work individually rather than in a pack and typically hunt rabbits and foxes. Even today, many dogs still work as hunters, although they are equally good household pets.

    Photos: Schiller Hound during International show of dogs in Katowice – Spodek, Poland by Pleple2000, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    Physical characteristics

    The conformation of Schiller Hound it's that of an athletic dog, and with his well-muscled body and strong limbs, you are clearly well suited to your job role. Its head is relatively small but long and has a well defined stop. The bridge of your nose should be straight and the nose itself is black with wide nostrils. His dark brown eyes are bright and alert, set deep in your face. Its medium-sized, high-set ears hang close to its face and do not extend beyond its lower jaw. Its long and thin limbs are parallel and are surely one of the main reasons for its impressive speed; giving them a very long stride. Their body is rectangular in shape and they have a deep chest with a robust and solid back.. Its long, tapered tail should not be carried too high in the exhibition ring..

    The Schillerstövare's shiny, straight coat fits perfectly against its skin. The top coat is actually quite tough, although the shorter fur on his face and ears is softer to the touch. Predominantly tan in color, the coat also has a prominent black coat. Only small white spots are allowed on the coat. Their fur is expertly designed to protect them in icy weather conditions.

    The Schiller Hound It is a medium to large sized hound for hunting fox and hare, what does it measure 53-61 cm to the withers and weighs 18-25 kg . The coat is rough and not too short, and it's close to the body.

    Character and skills

    These vivacious dogs live life to the fullest and are a pleasure to be around. Always alert, need a lot of attention and crave human company. The Schiller Hound they will form a close bond with their family, and although they tolerate children well, require supervision when with younger children, as they can be quite disruptive.

    The Schiller Hound are normally kept indoors and can be calm and polite housemates, although they can bark melodiously at times. The watchful nature of this dog means that it will always alert its owner to any unannounced guests., However, they are not territorial enough to be used as guard dogs. This dog's distrust of new people can be a problem, although this can usually be overcome by early and thorough socialization.

    Although it is not conventionally worked in packs of dogs, the Schiller Hound can socialize well with other dogs if given the opportunity. Of course, smaller animals are not safe in your company and are likely to be viewed as little more than prey.

    Health

    Most members of the breed live into adolescence and tend to enjoy good health.. There are a couple of conditions to consider when it comes to Schiller Hound:

    Hip Dysplasia

    Malformed hips result in an uneven gait, lifelong muscle loss and discomfort. Affected canines are treated with a variety of therapies, including physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and pharmaceutical pain relief. Prudent screening programs in adult dogs of breeding age can help reduce the overall incidence in the population. If a dog of breeding age scores low on the hip, must be neutered and removed from the kennel.

    Ear infections

    The floppy ears of hunting dogs are a magnet for infection as they create moist environments within the ear canal for bacteria and yeast to thrive.. Keeping your ears clear and dry can reduce the potential for infection. If wax builds up, an ear cleaner should be used. Infections should not be allowed to become infected and should be treated as soon as they are noticed. Chronic and whiny infections can pose a real challenge to healing and make the dog very uncomfortable and unhappy while they persist.

    Characteristics “Schiller Hound”

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Schiller Hound” you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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    Images “Schiller Hound”

    photos:

    1 – A female Schiller Hound by Canarian, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    2 – A female Schiller Hound by Canarian, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    3 – Schiller Hound (Schiller's wanted poster) International Dog Show in Katowice 28 – 30. 03.2008 by Lilly Mreal name: Małgorzata Miłaszewska, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    4 – Schiller Hound during dogs show in Katowice, Poland by Lilly M, CC BY-SA 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons
    5 – Sabueso Schiller by https://pixabay.com/es/photos/cachorro-hound-schillerst%C3%B6vare-837998/
    6 – Schiller Hound (Schiller's wanted poster) International Dog Show in Katowice 28 – 30. 03.2008 by Lilly Mreal name: Małgorzata Miłaszewska, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    Videos “Schiller Hound”

    Schillerstøveren Cora jager hare som unghund.
    Uttak på hare med Schillerstøveren Tilda

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 131
    • Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds.
    • Section 1: Scent hounds – 1.2: Medium-sized Hounds. With working trial.

    Federations:

    • FCI – Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds. – Section 1.2: Medium-sized Hounds.

    FCI breed standard “Schiller Hound”

    “Schiller Hound” FCI Schiller FCI Hound

    Alternative names:

      1. Schiller Bracke, Schillerstövare (English).
      2. Schillerstövare (French).
      3. Schiller-Bracke, Schillerstövare (German).
      4. Schillerstövare (Portuguese).
      5. Schillerstövare (Spanish).