They require little grooming (the occasional bath, nail trimming, etc).
They get along well with other animals.
They are intelligent.
They are happy, fun loving and energetic.
They are FUNNY and they always make us SMILE!
What's the catch?
There are a couple of great resources available in North America.
They LOVE to run! Teach them a REALLY good recall. Don't take them off leash unless you are in a securely fenced area. Not only are they a scenthound...they love to run just to have the zoomies and run! Mix those two and you want to make sure you can catch them...hence the fenced yard!
Some Drevers do like to dig. (We have been lucky so far...knock on wood!)
They are VERY rare outside of Scandinavia.
The Drever is a Swedish Scenthound.
They were developed from the Westphalian Dachsbracke which they most closely resemble today.
Hunting Roe Deer, Fox, Rabbit and other Scandinavian game requires endurance, tenacity and soundness.
They also make fantastic members of the family when taking their heritage into consideration.
The Drever is now an AKC Foundation Stock Services (FSS) breed - this opens up opportunities to show in various AKC events and eventually will receive full recognition.
Cynthia Seeling of Westarr Drevers. Cynthia is located in the Chilliwack, BC area of Canada. She is the breeder of Ringo and reason for our foray into this wonderful breed.