Dog Breed Group: Hunting Dog
Life Span: 12-14 years
Weight: Male: 16-18, Female: 16-17
Height: Male: 13-15, Female: 12-14
Origin of Name: The Drever is a breed of dog, a short-legged scenthound from Sweden.
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The small-sized German hound, the Westphalian Daxbrake, was imported to Sweden in 1910. The first dogs were registered in 1913, but little is known about the pre-1930 breed. This was since it gained a lot of prestige. Good deer tracker. Deer were sparse by then, but as they grew stronger in number and spread further north, hunters heard about the advantages of short-legged deer tracking hounds. In 1947, Brakke's large Swedish variety was named Drever. In 1953, Drever was recognized as a Swedish breed. The draver is considered the first choice for deer hunting, but is a very reliable haunt for both green and fox hunting. In all essence, the draver must be built as a track hound. It must have the ability to operate efficiently in Swedish terrain and climate. The breed is strictly kept as a Hunting Dog and is rarely heard of as just a Companion Dog.