The Drever is a short-legged scenthound breed of dog originated in Sweden, they were primarily used to hunt deer, because of their loyalty, hardworking and alert personality they are the best choice as a pet companion in the house.
Drever inherited its long body and short legs to Westphalian Dachsbracke, they have short, thick coats which are harsh and straight, their hair on the back, neck, and tail area are longer than other parts of their body. Its primarily brindle, fawn, red, and tri-colored. They can also have markings in sable or white. It is advisable to bathe and groom them as necessary, used the right shampoo and conditioner for their fur to make it soft, silky, and smell good.
Because they have short coats, they aren’t particularly suited for extreme weather. Make them wear a dog’s coat in the winter to protect them from cold weather. In the summer season, apply dog sunscreen to the ears, nose, and sensitive areas where there’s less fur coverage to protect them from sunburn.
Dog Ear Infections is a common condition in dogs that can affect one or both ears, check their ears at least once to twice a week for redness or a bad odor it is the indication of Ear Infections. To prevent ear infections in dogs always make sure that it is clean, use a dog ear cleaner and gently wipe it using a cotton ball dampened with an ear cleaner to your dog’s ears.
It is best to keep their dental hygiene and nail care properly too, periodontal disease is very common to dog whatever their size, brush their teeth several times a week to help remove tartar and bacteria and maintain the good condition of their teeth. Trim their nails once or twice a month to prevent injury in your dogs, long nails can also cause arthritis or other health concern in dogs. Short, neatly trimmed nails keep the feet in good condition and prevent our dog’s legs and our legs too from getting scratched when they excitedly jump up to greet us.
Drever is a medium-size dog weighing 14-16 kg, their height range from 30-36 cm for females and 32-38 cm for males. Female is usually smaller than male.
The Drever is a hunting dog with high energy, they love to walk or run outside the house and has high prey drive so they are not suited to live with other small animals like rabbit or hamster. Although Drever is a hunting dog they are a sweet, loyal, playful and very affectionate dog, they love to snuggle and kiss with their owner a lot, they are intelligent and easy to train and discipline, with early socialization they can be a good companion with other animals in the house. They can be a good playmate with children too as long as you teach the children how to handle properly the dogs for the safety of the dogs and the children themselves.
With proper training and socialization, they can be friendly to strangers and people outside of the family. The Drever is suited for all sizes of families and households and gets along well with children.
Drever has an average life span of 13 to 15 years, They are generally healthy, but like other breeds of dogs, they are also prone to some diseases. Not all of them will get any or all of these diseases but the following are the common diseases they can have.
|Ear Infections||It is a common canine health problem, and it can be caused by allergies, yeast, ear mites, bacteria, hair growth deep in the ear canal, and more.|
|Canine Eye Inflammation||If your dog is suffering from eye inflammation in the outer skin and middle (muscle, connective tissue, and glands) of the eyes it is classified as Blepharitis, and if your dog is suffering from eye inflammation in the iris and ciliary body of the uvea of the eye it is classified as anterior uveitis, this may affect your dog’s vision and needs meditate veterinarian attention.|
|Allergies||It is a misguided reaction to foreign substances by the body’s immune system of your dogs.|
|Periodontal Disease||It is an inflammation of some or all of a tooth’s deep supporting structures, it happens when food and bacteria build up along the gums and form plaque that when combined with saliva and minerals will transform into calculus or also known as tartar.|
How much is Drever?
In buying to a legit Breeder you can expect to pay $300– $600 to Drever puppies.
The legit breeder puts a lot of effort into high quality and healthy breeding of dogs. They provide healthy Dog Foods, visit the Vet for check-ups, Vaccinations, Vitamins, and proper Grooming of the dogs. The breeder will coup up all the expenses he/she spent to provide a healthy breed to you so expect a little expensive.
Nowadays hundreds of thousands of dogs are being abandoned that’s why instead of buying I suggest you adopt! Support those in need give them love and a home to stay for the rest of their life.
Note: The expenses of taking care of dogs do not end in buying one after you bought or adopt your dog you must provide their necessary needs, like visit vet once a year for their health check-up, complete and follow up vaccinations, foods and provide vitamins as their maintenance and the most important is time to play and cuddle with them, I think that’s the most affordable one, giving attention to them, proper care and lots of love from you…