Drever Dog Breed Information
|Country of Origin||Sweden|
|Nicknames and Other Names||Swedish Dachsbracke|
|Scientific Name||Canis lupus familiaris|
|Bred For||Hunting game through scent|
|Recognized By||AKC, UKC, FCI, CKC|
|Life Span||15 years|
|Ideal Weight||35-40 pounds|
|Ideal Height||12-15 inches|
|Fur Type||Short, harsh|
|Common Colors||Tri-colored, Fawn, Brindle, Red|
|Markings||White markings, Sable|
|Suitable for Apartments||Yes|
|Used in World War||No|
|Most Similar To||Swedish Vallhund|
Origin and History
Is Drever Child-Friendly?
Behavior, Temperament, and Personality
- Behavior: Drevers are neither shy nor they show any aggressive behavior. However, they are very vocal and makes a good watchdog. If they sense any suspicious activity going on in the surrounding, they will warn you with a loud bark. As a Scenthound, they can smell some interesting quarry and can set off for tracking them. Therefore, they should not be let free without any leash while taking them for a walk.
- Temperament and Personality:
Dreveris an even-tempered, alert and smart dog. They have an easy-going temperament. Calm, friendly and loyal Drevermakes a good companion for a family. They form a strong bond and attachment for the family and are determined and loyal towards the family. With proper socialization and training, they can be outgoing and good with strangers.
Dreverhas not yet been recognized by American Kennel Club. However, they have been recorded in the Foundation Stock Service since 2015.
- A pure
Drevermust have white marking on the tip of its tail, in all four feet, some on chest, neck, andface.
Dreveris not widely popular, they are one of the most popular Scenthound in Sweden.
|Common Health Issues||Ear Infection, Obesity, Musculoskeletal, |
Hip Dysplasia, Dental Problem,
Eye Problems, Diabetes
|Vaccination Required||Kennel Cough, Canine Coronavirus, Rabies, |
Canine Distemper, Canine Parvovirus,
Leptospirosis, Canine Parainfluenza
|Grooming||Easy and Minimal Grooming Required|
|Weight Gain Potential||Average to High|
|Separation Anxiety||Moderate Chance|
|Diets and Supplements||Protein: 25%|
Antioxidant, Omega-3 and 6 Fatty Acid
Drever life expectancy is between 13-15 years and between these years, they are usually healthy. However, Drever may suffer from genetically related health problems and few of the canine diseases that are listed below:
- Physical Injuries: As a scenthound,
Dreverusually gets off tracking some pray and in that process of running and searching them in some bush, there is a possibilityof injuring themselves. So, after he gets back home, check his body to make sure that he hadnot injured himself badly.
- Ear Infection: The
Dreveris prone to an ear infection as they have hanging ears. When they are tracking their prey on the ground, their droopy ears catches dirt which might cause an ear infection. Make sure to clean their ears tie to time to avoid any serious infection.
Coat and colors
Drever comes in different colors and marking. The colors
- The markings are sable, sable white marking and white marking.
The average cost of Drever puppy is between $600-$800 from a good breeder and more from a top breeder. Although, if you want to save some money than adopting one is a great idea as it will save some of your money and also a homeless puppy will get a good home and family. The adaptation usually cost between $300-$400 which include the expenses of taking care of puppy before adoption.
The average weight of a medium Drever is between 15-35lbs and large is between 35-55lbs. The average height of a Drever is 12-15 inches.
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