Other name: Swedish Dachsbrake

Photo: adult dog of Drever breed
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Life expectancy

The Drever has a life expectancy of between 12 and 14 years




Adult size

Female Between 12 and 14 in
Male Between 13 and 15 in

Adult weight

Female Between 33 and 37 lb
Male Between 33 and 37 lb
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More details about the Drever

Drever: Origins and history

Little is known about the Drever before the 1930s, when she gained a reputation as an excellent deer tracker. She was then registered in 1947, and in 1953 recognised as a Swedish breed. The Drever is considered the first choice for deer and fox tracking, although she’s also skilled in tracking smaller game. All scenthounds have an excellent sense of smell, but the Drever’s is thought to be one of the very best. Even in her native Sweden, Drevers are rarely kept as pets. This is a real working dog.

FCI classification of the Drever

  • Group 6 - Scent hounds and related breeds

  • Section 1 : Scent hounds

Training a Drever

An experienced handler should have no problem training this dog, but the first time owner may have a tough time. Training must be started early, to prevent the puppy becoming too headstrong.

Drever: Purchase price

We do not have enough data to set an average price. Looking after a dog of this size typically costs between £70 to £100 a month, including food, medical/insurance, and incidental expenses.

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