USD $600-$800 Price Avg.

Hunting Dogs



Breed Type



12-14 years


Breed Information

Group Hunting Dogs
Popularity/Rank 412
Origin Sweden
Other Names Swedish Dachsbracke
Breed Type Purebred
Price (Avg.) USD $600-$800
How much does it cost to buy a Drever?
Drever are usually priced differently from breeder to breeder and from place to place. As a rough guide, you can expect to pay between $600 to $800 if you purchase your dog from a reputable breeder. The price will increase if the dog has a fantastic pedigree. Dogs that already have basic training maybe even more expensive. But, most Drevers can be adopted through a shelter for a lower fee.
Size Small
Weight 32-34 pounds (14-16 kg)
Height 11-16 inches (28-40 cm)
Lifespan 12-14 years
Recognized by FCI
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section.
Purpose scent hound
Date of Origin 1900s
Ancestry Hound

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Coarse, Harsh, Thick
Coat Colors Black, Fawn, Tricolor, White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown, Hazel, Blue, Amber, Green, Black
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Tan, Red, Blue, Gray, White
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Brown, White, Tan, Silver, Red, Blue, Grey, Cream, Fawn
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Medium
Coat Texture Smooth
Recommended Brushes Slicker brush, Pin brush, Undercoat rake, Shedding blade, Nail clippers, Grooming scissors.
Brushing Frequency Once a week

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Alert, Keen, Outright, Selfish, Tempered, Vigilant
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level Moderate
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 30 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 30-60 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 3 cups
Daily Cost $50-$100
Monthly Cost $500-$1,500


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Drever have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 4-9 puppies (Once a year.)


The Drever dog is a medium-sized breed of hound that originated in Sweden. It is a descendant of the Westphalian Dachsbracke, a type of German hunting dog. The Drever has a short, dense coat that comes in various colors such as black, brown, red and white. Its ears are long and droopy and its tail is usually docked. The Drever stands between 12 to 16 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs between 25 to 40 pounds.

The Drever has an even-tempered personality and is known for its loyalty and intelligence. It is an active breed that loves to explore its surroundings but can also be quite calm when indoors. The Drever gets along well with other dogs, children, cats, and other animals if it has been properly socialized from an early age. It can be wary of strangers but will warm up quickly once it gets to know them better.

The Drever's temperament makes it an ideal family pet as it loves spending time with its owners and enjoys being part of the family activities. It does require regular exercise though so owners should make sure they provide plenty of opportunities for their pet to run around or take walks together on a daily basis.

The health of the Drever dog is generally good but like all breeds there are some potential health issues that owners should be aware of such as hip dysplasia or eye problems like cataracts or glaucoma which can occur later in life if not treated promptly by a vet.

When it comes to adaptability level the Drever does well in both rural and urban environments as long as they get enough exercise each day which helps keep them mentally stimulated too! They do need access to open spaces where they can run around freely though so this should be taken into consideration when choosing where you live with your pet!

Overall the benefits of having a Drever dog as a pet are numerous; they make great companions who love spending time with their families while also being loyal protectors who will alert you if something isn't right! They're intelligent dogs who learn quickly so training them won't take too much effort either!


The Drever is a Swedish hound breed that was developed in the early 1900s. The breed was created by crossing the Swedish Elkhound with the Westphalian Dachsbracke. The resulting breed was named after its creator, Carl-Axel Drever.

The Drever was originally bred for hunting deer, but it quickly became popular for hunting other game as well. The breed became so popular that it was exported to other countries, including Germany and the United States. However, the popularity of the Drever waned in the latter part of the 20th century, and the breed nearly became extinct.

A few dedicated breeders kept the Drever alive, and in recent years, the breed has experienced a resurgence in popularity. Today, the Drever is recognized as a distinct breed by several kennel clubs, including the Swedish Kennel Club and the American Kennel Club.

The ancestry of the Drever can be traced back to two different hound breeds – the Swedish Elkhound and the Westphalian Dachsbracke. The Elkhound is a Nordic hunting dog that has been used for centuries to hunt elk and other large game animals. The Dachsbracke is a German hunting dog that was developed in the 19th century to hunt badgers (dachs is German for badger).

The exact origins of the Drever are unknown, but it is believed that Carl-Axel Drever created the breed by crossing an Elkhound with a Dachsbracke sometime in the early 1900s. The resulting breed was named after its creator – Drever is a combination of “Dre” from Dachsbracke and “Ver” from Elkhound.

The first recorded litter of Drevers was born in 1909, and by 1911 there were already several hundred dogs registered with the Swedish Kennel Club. The popularity of th