Originally developed as a hunting companion in Sweden, this close-coated hound is loyal, intelligent, and fiercely independent. They can make excellent family friends, but you’ll want to deeply socialize them and provide some consistent training to ensure that they handle home life with the relaxed aplomb so well-known in this medium breed.
1. Drevers 101 – Information, Personality and Characteristics
2. Drever Temperament and Training
3. Drever Diet and Feeding
Puppies: Low Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Adults: High Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Drevers generally gain: 2 Pounds per week until 26 weeks old.
Hip dysplasia is a common problem with Drevers. Make sure your dog isn’t overweight.
A Drever with healthy weight will not have any ribs visible. You should be able to run your hands along their side and feel the indivgidual ribs.
*All target numbers are approximate averages. Every dog’s dietary needs and weights will be different. Take into account pregnant or nursing dogs.