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The Drever Temperament
This breed forms very close bonds with his people. He loves people and wants to be near them all the time.
The Drever temperament is calm and easygoing. He is content to lie around the house if he gets enough exercise.
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He gets along well with people, other dogs, strangers, and kids. He needs early socialization for other pets, though, because of his strong prey drive.
He loves to show affection to those he loves.
The Drever temperament is great for children when he’s socialized early. It also helps if they are raised together. He will play for as long as they care to join him.
He has a very kind, gentle disposition.
The Drever temperament is hard-working and determined. This works great in the field, but it can make him stubborn at home.
The Drever temperament is courageous. He has no problem facing up to large game like deer and wild boar.
Good with other dogs
He enjoys the company of other dogs and is never aggressive.
The Drever is a sturdy, agile dog. He loves physical activity and is good at it.
He has great endurance when hunting and can cover long distances. He is willing to work long after the hunter is done.
The Drever temperament is never anxious, aggressive, or shy.
They do bark sometimes, particularly when they’re playing or as an alert. They Drever temperament is too gentle to make a good watchdog, however.
He is not immediately accepting of strangers and will sound the alarm when one is nearby. If he is socialized to them when he is young, he will be more confident with them.
The name Drever comes from the word “drev,” Swedish for hunt.
Their history in Sweden began when hunters were looking for a dog that could handle their tough terrain. In 1910, they began crossing the German Westphalian Dachsbracke with the native Swedish hounds.
The result was a crossbreed that was a little larger than the original Dachsbracke. His short legs and long body turned out to be perfect for the terrain he was to cover.
The Swedes then held a contest to name the new breed of hound. They held a newspaper competition in 1947, and the name Drever was chosen.
The Drever was recognized