Bred by Per Schiller and recognized as a separate breed in 1907 by the Swedish Kennel Club, the Schiller Hound was specifically bred for hunting fox and hare.
P. Schiller bred German, Swiss and Austrian bloodhounds with Swedish scent hounds and presented the first two Schiller Hounds at a dog show in 1886. They were quite small, so it is said the Harrier was eventually introduced into the breed.
Quite rare outside of Sweden, the Schiller Hound is a tan dog with black mantle. It’s hair is short and glossy with a thick undercoat. Dogs reach a height of 53 – 61cm (21 – 24″) and bitches 49 – 57cm (19 – 22″).
The breed is known as being lively, energetic and robust. Generally a healthy breed, although hip dysplasia is known to occur.