Breed Organization United Kennel Club Website:
http://www.ukcdogs.com Native Country Sweden Other Names Drever, Swedish Pointer Life Expectancy No Information Available Litter Size No Information Available Breed Group FCI - Hound
Breed Appearance The Drever's most noticeable characteristic are
its long body and short legs, inherited from the Westphalian
Dachsbracke, but as a working dog these features are not
exaggerated. It has short fur, and is of any color with white
markings (but not all white, which has been linked to deafness.) The
breed has the typical drop (hanging) ears of a hound, and a long
Breed Description Head: Relatively large and long.
Slightly pronounced stop. Straight or slightly curved nosebridge.
Strong, very angular muzzle. Large nose. Ears: Medium in length, wide with rounded tips, hanging flat
against head. Eyes: Dark brown. Thin lids. Body: Can be inscribed inside a rectangle. Long, fairly strong
neck without dewlap. Well-developed chest. Base of sternum below
elbows. Powerful, relatively short loin. Slight tuck-up. Straight,
strong back. Broad, strong, slightly sloping croup. Tail: Long, thick at the base, carried hanging down. Hair: Dense, straight. Relatively short on the head, lower
legs, and underside of the tail. Longer on the neck, back, and backs
of the thighs. Forming a brush at the tip of the tail. Coat: All colors allowed but white markings highly visible on
all sides are required. White flare and collar very desirable, as
are white markings on the tip of the tail and feet. Colors must be
pure. Size: Dog: 32 to 40 cm. (12.5-15.5 in).Bitch: 30 to 38 cm.
(11.8-15 in). Weight: approx.15 kg (33lb).
History This very ancient breed is quite similar to the
Westphalian Basset, since it is a cross between the Westphalian
Basset and local hound breeds. Some believe the Dachschund was used.
The Drever was officially recognized by the Swedish Kennel Club in
1947 and by the FCI in 1953. The first standard was established in
1953. The Drever is not very well known outside his native country.
Behavior Tenacious, courageous, and alert, the Drever
has an exceptional nose and a loud voice. He hunts alone or in packs
for hare, fox, and even wild boar. He makes a pleasant companion and
needs a firm owner.
Health Specific health problems or claims of
extraordinary health have not been documented for this breed.
Advice He needs space and exercise for his well-being.
He also requires regular brushing.