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Fairly long-bodied and short-legged, Drevers are robust and strong dogs with well-developed muscles that come across as very agile and proud.

About the Drever

Westphalian Dachsbrackes were imported into Sweden and Denmark around 1910, where they were crossbred with local hounds, some of them resembling Dachshunds. The Drever’s ancestors appeared in Sweden, building up a great reputation as hunting dogs.

The Drever is considered the first choice for deer-hunting but it is also a very reliable hound for hunting both hares and foxes. In all essentials the Drever should be built as a track hound. All told, they are well balanced in terms of character, without a hint of aggression, timidity or nerves.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

FCI Group 6, AKC Foundation Stock Service
Size category
Avg life expectancy
12–14 years

Even-tempered / Alert / Confident / Intelligent / Resilient / Quiet

Key facts

  • Requires minimal grooming
  • Needs moderate exercise
  • Training should start early

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