Last updated: Sep 04 2023

Drever is an agile, loyal, and playful dog breed originating from Sweden. These dogs are also called Swedish Dachsbracke. Although they are best suited for houses with a yard where they can snoop around, they can also adapt to apartment living if you provide them with enough daily activities.

Drever is an alert and loyal dog who will follow you everywhere you go. This dog should never be aggressive or shy.



12-15 in (30-38 cm)



35-40 lb (16-18 kg)





Life Expectancy:

13-15 years

Dog Breed Characteristics

Energy Level
Grooming Needs
Exercise Needs
Kid Friendly
Dog Friendly
General Health


Drever has a short and thick coat that is fairly easy to groom. Weekly brushing will be enough to keep the hair under control.

Drever coat colors:

  • All colors with white markings

The rest is basic care. Drever will also require regular teeth cleaning and bathing like any other dog. Weekly check their ears for any sign of infection or bad odor which can indicate an infection. Their nails need to be trimmed if you hear them clicking on the floor.


Drever dogs are medium active, and they will need a proper amount of daily activities to be happy. Playing with his owner in the house, chasing the ball, or just long walks can all do the trick and satisfy this dog. If you provide him with enough daily activities, you don’t have to worry that your dog will miss behaving.


As with all other dogs, even Drever requires proper and early socialization in order to trust your dog. With correct socialization, your dog will learn how it’s supposed to behave in many different situations he may find himself in. The socialization process starts as soon as you bring your Drever puppy home. Expose him to many different situations, people, dogs, and sounds.

Drever and kids

Drever is best suited for a household with older kids who knows how to properly interact with the dog. Since these dogs are used for herding, don’t be surprised if Drever starts herding your kids. Because of that, it is advised that you never leave them alone while they are playing.

Before letting them play, you should also teach your kids the correct way to approach, interact and play with the dog. That way, you can be sure your kids will respect the dog.

Drever and other animals

Drever generally can get along with other dogs if they are properly socialized and introduced from an early age. These dogs prefer to be solo pets in the house.


Drever has a life expectancy of 13-15 years. They are generally healthy dogs but can be prone to health problems. These problems include:

  • Obesity
  • Ear infections
  • Entropion

To be sure that your dog will not develop any inherited diseases, we advise you to only buy it from a responsible and official dog breeder. Those breeders regularly perform various health tests on their breeding dogs so they can be sure that their puppies will not develop inherited problems.

Drever breeders

When getting a dog, the most important thing is to get it from a responsible and reputable Drever breeder.  Responsible breeders will breed dogs that don’t only look good but have great characters as well. You must find a good Drever breeder that can help you learn about this breed and make an informed choice about getting a dog with these characteristics. 

Buying a dog from a responsible breeder will cost you more money, but you can be sure you will get a healthy puppy. If you cannot buy a dog, we advise you to search for local animal shelters because there is a chance you can find Drever dog in it.

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Updated at04.09.2023.