Drever takes his name from "drev"
which means "to hunt" in Swedish and is a re-creation of the
type of short-legged dog used to drive game such as fox, hare, and even
deer to the hunter.
Drever stands up to 16 inches tall at the shoulder and has
a sleek, short coat in any colour or combination of
colours with white markings on face, feet, neck, chest and
tail tip. Officially named in 1947, today the Drever is the most popular companion of Swedish hunters.
to be a slow, steady worker, the Drever has an excellent nose, as one might expect of a
scenthound. He is a tenacious tracker with the drive and stamina to continue working long after his
master is ready to call it a day. This dog is headstrong but not aggressive and has the
determination and courage to take on larger game such as wild boar. He will circle his prey, always avoiding a
physical confrontation and warn the hunter by barking furiously.
is known for his ever-wagging tail and friendly, even
temperament. An alert, calm, and affectionate animal, he
can be happy both indoors and out but is happiest with
lots of exercise and play. As with any breed of dog,
training and socialization should begin early to ensure he
develops good manners and is comfortable in any situation.