Get to know the Drever
All you need to know about the breed
Offering the best of both worlds, the Drever has the stamina and determination of a sporting dog and yet the temperament of a loyal and devoted family pet. Forming strong bonds with their human packs, they are highly affectionate animals and enjoy a cuddle with their owners. The Drever is also known for being good with children, with a bit of training, as they don’t have a hint of aggression.
Developed in Sweden during the 1940’s, the Drever was descended originally from the Westphalian Dachsbracke and has been a staple of the Swedish countryside ever since. Looking like a mix between a Basset Hound, a Beagle and a Dachshund, they have long bodies and little legs, but are deceptively strong and sturdy. Their short, dense coat is primarily brindle, fawn, red or tri-coloured, with white or sable markings. Requiring minimal grooming, the Drever is generally an easy dog to take care of all round.
While still little known in Europe outside Scandinavia, the Drever has nonetheless been growing in popularity in the U.S. and Canada. Certainly, if you are fortunate enough to own one of these special scent hounds, the attention they attract is understandable.
2 facts about Drevers
Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Drever