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Drever Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Drever so you can get to know the breed more.

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Drever
OriginSweden
Other Names
What other names does the Drever have? The dog breed also known as...
Swedish Dachsbracke
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Drever recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Drever recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section.
Price
How much does the Drever puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Drever price:
$600-$800
If you choose to purchase the Drever, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Drever for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Drever gets to a happy place.

Drever General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Drever size:
Small
Weight
How much does the Drever weigh? Drever weight:
32-34 pounds (14-16 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Drever? Drever average weight:
33 pounds (15 kg)
Height
How tall is the Drever? Drever height:
11-16 inches (28-40 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Drever average height:
13.5 inches (34 cm)

Drever Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Drever have? What does this canine coat look like?
HarshThickCoarse
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Drever's coat?
WhiteTricolorFawnBlack
Grooming
How to groom the Drever and how often?
Easy to groom: The Drever doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Drever is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Drever dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Swedish Dachsbracke? Drever shedding level:
Drevers shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.

Drever Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Drever have? What characteristics does the breed have?
AlertKeenOutrightTemperedSelfish
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Drever? Are they intelligent?
Average: Drever's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Drever dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Drevers are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
Drevers, like any other dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Drever sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Drevers don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Drevers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Swedish Dachsbracke need? Drever social needs:
Drevers are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Barking
Do Drever dogs bark a lot? Why does my Swedish Dachsbracke bark?
Low to Average: The Drever rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Drever good as a watchdog?
Drevers are not the best watchdogs. They aren't very territorial and protective about their property, so they probably won't alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Drever dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Drevers are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect their territory so the Drever can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Drever will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Drever bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Swedish Dachsbracke? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Drever? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Drever has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Drever do?
Drevers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Drevers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Drever to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Drever roam?
Drevers tend to escape less than other breeds. They have low to average wanderlust potential. Exploring the world is not the best activity they can imagine.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Drever have high prey drive?
Drevers have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Apartment Friendly
Is Drever good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Drevers are very apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walk outside they don't require a big garden.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Drevers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Drevers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog
Where Drever dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Drever Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Drevers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Drever dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Drever and children:
Drevers are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Drever dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Drevers are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Drever good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Drever dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Drevers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly
Are Drevers good office dogs? Do Drevers make good office friendly dogs? Can Drevers be office dogs?
No
Drever is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Drever dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Swedish Dachsbracke temperament with senior people? Are Drever dogs good for elderly owners?
Drevers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Drever dogs get along with other pets? Are Drever dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Drevers are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Drever breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Drevers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Drever be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Drever is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Drever be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Drever is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Drever be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Drever is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Drever be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Drever is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Drever be a boat dog?
Not really
Drever breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Drever be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Drever is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Drever Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Drever dogs have health problems?
Drevers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Drever dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Drever be?
12-14 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Drever breed hypoallergenic?
No
Drevers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Drever have?
Drevers have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Drever dogs require per day?
Drevers have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Drevers sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Drever need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Drever risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Drever's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Drever's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Drever has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Drever drool?
The Drever is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Drever Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Drever: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Drever have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Drever have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-9 puppies

Drever Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Apartment Friendly: Drevers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Drever doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Drevers tend to escape less than other breeds.
  • Adaptability: Drevers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Drevers are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Drevers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cons
  • Health Issues: Drevers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
  • Hypoallergenic: Drevers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Average to High.
  • Watchdog Ability: Drevers are not the best watchdogs.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Drevers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
  • Office Friendly: Drever is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Drevers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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