Il drever is a dog of Swedish origin, widespread especially in Scandinavia and in the regions ofNorthern Europe. Its original name in Swedish is Schwedische Dachsbracke. There are various hypotheses regarding the real origin of this breed. Among all, there are two more accredited than the others. The first assumes that the Drever is a very very old dog, born in Sweden in ancient times, which then developed, modified and spread over time until it reached the example it is today.
The history of the Drever
On origins of the dog there are many hypothesis, the ones that have had the most following are two though discordant between them. While some trace the hound a remote times, the other argues that you don't have to go back very far.
According to this hypothesis it is thought that he was born from recent crossings attested in the early 900s, with four legs coming fromcentral Europe. The most accredited breed that gave rise to the spice is the Westphalian Dachsbracke, the German small dog, imported to Sweden in 1910.
Le first testimonies go back to 1913, except for these weak news, little is known about the breed before 1930. In fact, in recent years, some experts in the field have seen in the hound a skilled hunter of deer, which at that time were spreading widely in the area. Thanks to their physical conformation characterized by short legs, they were able to stay behind the animal.
With the spread of the breed, which differed from the original one by two cm in height, in 1947 it was decided to give it the name of drever and only in the 1953, is recognized as a Swedish breed by the FCI which classified it in Group 6, that of hounds and blood tracks. In fact, even if he is very skilled in deer hunting, he manages to give his best even when he participates in hunting outings in search of hares o volpi.
The characteristics that made the drever an excellent hunting dog, I am thedeveloped sense of smell andintelligence which make it skilled during pursuits, so much so that it manages to lead the prey towards the hunter.
Despite this feature, it turns out to be a perfect dog to have at home also with children, but the best situation is to let him live indoors in the open so as to practice physical activity.
Physical characteristics of the Drever
Thanks to this type of hair, it does not need a lot of attention because every type of problem like ticks or dermatitis they can emerge easily thanks to the structure of the hair. As with any hound, checking him after each outing is essential to avoid the presence of parasites that can put his health at risk.
The Drever is a hunting dog therefore all its character characteristics are oriented towards this aspect. Precisely for this reason thetraining with an expert or at home, it is not very difficult.
The dog lively and lover of the outdoors he will be ready to welcome training that brings him a contact with nature where he can test his sense of smell in the search for prey.
Very willing to follow the master, the training period will be a moment of fun for the Drever. Then if you are a host who loves the and gentle cosmetics and dedicate yourself to long walks, hound is the right dog for you.
Even if he manages to establish a relationship with the hunter right away, the driver needs one strong figure who knows how to define roles well. Tendentially stubborn he tends to do his own thing, so just have the firm wrist and an authoritarian attitude and in a moment the Drever will come back to listen to you.
THEsmell andhearing developed they allow him to notice every movement and to catch prey easily. The particular build, characterized by a long body and short legs, not only allows it to move easily, but also in a silent way, especially in the context of Northern Europe where the harsh climate and the presence of snow make it difficult to walk in the woods.
The ease of movement comes from the vision of hunting as a game and fun, a characteristic that accompanies him in every activity he carries out.
Feeding the Drever
The Drever is a hunting dog, so it can be compared to a sporty dog. Precisely for this reason, nutrition plays a central role. The hound must have the right amount of energy both during the hunting period, during which the consumption is consistent, and in the rest period, in which it is necessary to reduce the energy intake.
For the rest, the hound does not need any special precautions. Certainly cannot do without the meat, because it is part of his nature that pushes him to get food. This food is accompanied by others that are part of the typical human diet. In fact, the close bond with man led him to take the same type of diet.
Useful to harsh climates and harsh conditions, in Italy it is not very widespread. For this there are no farms dedicated to the breed. The four-legged would hardly be able to adapt to the climate of the peninsula and is also especially suited to the wild species hunting.
Despite this it is perfect like companion dog because he knows how to be a lot loving especially if you are with children. The feature not to be underestimated when deciding to have a Driver at home is to make sure you do so living in contact with nature, ensure him long walks to allow him to vent all his energy.