At A Glance

Size: Medium

Weight: 32 - 34 lbs.

Height: 12" - 15"

Life Span: 12 - 14 years


Also know as: Swedish Dachsbracke

Group: Sporting

Origin: Sweden

Today's Role: Companion Dog

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

Temperament / Behavior
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.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

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

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


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