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Size: Medium

Weight: 32 - 34 lbs.

Height: 12" - 15"

Life Span: 12 - 14 years

Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Origin: Sweden

Also Known As: Swedish Dachsbracke

Group: Hound

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

The Drever requires several long walks and play sessions per day. These dogs prefer long romps in a secured yard.

Grooming Needs

The Drever needs minimal grooming: occasional brushing and bathing. Check ears regularly.


The Drever has a personality similar to that of most Dachshunds. It's often considered overly enthusiastic and rambunctious. They have short legs and are slower than other hunting dogs. However, Dachshunds are tenacious and independent and will want to continue working long after the owner is satisfied.

Compatibility with Kids

Good with children.


This relative new breed originated during the 1900s in Sweden, where it was developed as a hunting dog.

Pet Facts

This dog is rarely seen outside of Sweden. In its native country, however, it is about as popular as the Labrador Retriever is in the U.S.