A Drever is a Swedish Scent Hound

Drever History

 In Sweden during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries,  hunting red deer and Roe deer was very difficult due to terrain and  herd locations. It was because of this, hunters soon realized the  benefits of using this very healthy, short legged, long bodied dog with  high endurance to drive the deer over the long distances and rough  terrain back to them. The Drever is descended primarily from the German  Westphalian Dachsbracke dating back to the 1850’s. They were the larger  variety of their German ancestors. The first Drevers were officially  registered with the Swedish Kennel Club in 1913. In 1947, to  differentiate what had become by this time a well established Swedish  line, its name was officially changed to Drever. This name was chosen to  describe their ability to track and drive prey. The discovery of just  how versatile this breed is and how well they work with most quarry such  as fox, rabbit, boar, and racoons has made the Drever Sweden's most  popular dog. The Drever is a well structured, powerful, compact and long  bodied dog suited for most climates. 

 They are a smaller medium dog (Under 16 inches) Any colors, except all  white and liver brown, are acceptable as long as the appropriate white  markings are visible on the tail, all four feet, face, chest and neck. People can commonly  mistake the Drever for a Beagle, a Dachshund or a Basset but they are their own breed. They have a  smooth coat which is easily maintained and does shed some. They are  great dogs for most living situations since they are a very content  breed, but they can be vocal in play and alerting. They are happy to  sit, snuggled up, lounging around with you or run all day. It may sound  like a contradiction but that is what makes this dog so versatile and perfect for the family and hunting! 

The Drever - Swedish scent hound

The Drever - Swedish scent hound