Fédération Cynologique Internationale

United Kennel Club

Drever

Drever


ORIGIN

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FCI
Sweden.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
21.02.2006.

UTILISATION

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FCI
Scenthound.

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Group 6Scent hounds and related breeds
Section 1.3Scenthounds, Small-sized Hounds
With working trial

UKC
Scenthound

TRANSLATION

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FCI
Renée Sporre-Willes.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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FCI
The small-sized German hound, the Westphalian Dachsbracke, was imported to Sweden in 1910. The first dogs were registered in 1913 but little is known about the breed before 1930. It was from then on it gained reputation as a very good tracker of deer. Deer had been sparse until then, but as they grew stronger in numbers and spread further north, hunters got to hear about the advantages of the short-legged deer tracking hound. In 1947, the larger (2 cm higher at the withers) Swedish variety of the Bracke was given the name Drever. In 1953 the Drever was recognized as a Swedish breed. The Drever is considered the first choice for deer-hunting but it is also a very reliable hound for hunting both hare and fox. In all essentials the Drever should be built as a track hound. It should have the ability to work efficiently in the Swedish terrain and climate. The breed is strictly kept as a hunting dog and hardly ever heard of as « just » a companion dog.
UKC
Small sized German hounds were imported to Sweden in 1910. These dogs gained a reputation as very good deer trackers. In 1947, the larger variety of these dogs was given the name Drever, and it was soon recognized as a Swedish breed. They are considered the first choice breed for deer tracking but are also used for hunting hare and fox. The Drever was recognized by the United Kennel Club January 1, 1996.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Rather long in body and fairly short on legs. Appearance should be robust and strong rather than elegant and speedy. Proud carriage, well developed muscles and agile appearance. Differences in build between male and female clearly defined.
UKC
A robust, strong, rather short legged, rectangular breed, the Drever carries itself proudly, and has well developed muscles and an agile appearance. Secondary sex characteristics are strongly defined.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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FCI
The distance between ground and sternum should be 40% of the height at the withers. The muzzle should equal the skull in length.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
Keen and even-tempered hound. Never aggressive, nervous or shy.
UKC
Keen and even tempered.

HEAD

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FCI
Rather large in proportion to body. Longish and tapering towards the nose. The muzzle should equal the skull in length.
UKC
Rather large in proportion to the body, the head tapers in width towards the nose.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Only slightly arched.
UKC
The skull is only slightly arched. There is little stop.

Stop

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FCI
Slight.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Black, with well developed, wide open nostrils.
UKC
Black, with well developed, open nostrils.

Muzzle

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FCI
Viewed from above or the side muzzle well developed, never snipy. Bridge of nose straight or very slightly convex.
UKC
The muzzle is strong, and is the same length as the skull. The bridge of the nose is straight or slightly convex. The lips are tight and close fitting.

Lips

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FCI
Tight, closely fitting. They perfectly cover the teeth. Corner of the mouth not visible.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
Jaws strong with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite. Level bite permissible.
UKC
The Drever has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors or level bite.

Eyes

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FCI
Bright and full of expression, neither protruding nor staring. Dark brown. Eye rims closely fitting.
UKC
Bright and full of expression, dark brown in color. The rims are tight fitting.

Ears

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FCI
Set fairly low, medium long and broad, hanging without folds close to the cheeks. Rounded tips.
UKC
Set fairly low, medium long and broad, hanging close to the cheeks without folds. They are rounded at the tips.

NECK

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FCI
Proportionally long and powerful, merging well into shoulders; skin supple and tight-fitting.
UKC
Powerful, and fairly long. No dewlap.

BODY

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UKC
The chest is oval in shape, well developed, and reaches below the elbow. The distance from the sternum to the ground is 40% of the total height at the withers. The prosternum is prominent. The ribs are well developed and reach far back. The withers are well defined in males. The topline is level. The loin is strong, arched and rather short. The croup is long, broad and slightly sloping. There is a slight tuck up behind the long sternum.

Topline

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FCI
Level.

Withers

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FCI
Well defined in males.

Back

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FCI
Powerful and muscular.

Loin

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FCI
Strong and comparatively short. Slightly arched viewed from the side.

Croup

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FCI
Slightly inclined, long and broad.

Chest

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FCI
Well developed, oval and clearly reaching below elbows. Ribs well developed to the rear. Well defined presternum.

Underline and belly

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FCI
Line of sternum evenly joining the slightly tucked up belly.

TAIL

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FCI
Long and thick at base. Preferably hanging down but may be carried higher but never over the back.
UKC
Long, and thick at the base, the tail is preferred carried down but may be carried higher as long as it does not rise over the back.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Straight legs viewed from front and with strong bone.
UKC
The shoulders are long, broad, muscular and sloping. The upper arm is proportionally long and slopes backward to set the front legs under the body.

Shoulder

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FCI
Shoulders long, broad and muscular with well-developed withers. Closely fitting. Viewed from the side set at an angle of 50° to the horizontal line.

Upper Arm

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FCI
Proportionally long and broad. Closely fitting but yet very mobile. Set at an angle of 100° to shoulder blade.

Elbow

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FCI
Turning neither in nor out.

FORELEGS

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UKC
The legs are straight, with strong bone. The pasterns are slightly sloping and springy.

Pastern

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FCI
Springy with a slight angle to forearm, viewed from the side.

FEET

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UKC
Firm, with well knit toes and strong pads. The feet point straight ahead.

Forefeet

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FCI
Firm, with well knit toes and well-developed pads. Feet turning neither in nor out.

Hind feet

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FCI
See front feet.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Parallel when viewed from behind.
UKC
The thighs are broad and muscular. The stifles and hocks are well angulated. The rear pasterns are short and vertical.

Thigh

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FCI
Broad with well-developed muscles.

Stifle

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FCI
Well angulated.

Hock joint

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FCI
Broad, strong and well angulated.

Rear pastern

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FCI
Short and standing almost vertical.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Movement should be even, parallel and long reaching. Backline to remain level.
UKC
Even, parallel and long reaching, with the topline remaining level.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Harsh, straight and lying close to body. On head, ears and lower part of legs coat should be shorter. On neck, back and backside of thighs coat should be longer. On underside of tail bushy but not forming a fringe.
UKC
Harsh, straight and close lying. On the neck, back and buttocks, the hair is longer. There is a brush on the underside of the tail.

COLOUR

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FCI

All colours with white markings are permissible. Not accepted is all white or liver brown.
Colours should be very well defined. White markings should be visible from all angles and shall preferably be in form of a blaze, a full necklace, on legs, feet and tip of tail. Symmetrical markings preferred.
UKC
All colors with white markings are acceptable. Colors should be well defined, and markings symmetrical.

SIZE

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Height at withers

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FCI

Ideal size 35 cm for males with a permitted variation of 32-38 cm.
Ideal size 33 cm for bitches with a permitted variation of 30-36 cm.
UKC
Height at the withers for males is 12.5 to 15 inches. For females, it is 11.5 to 14 inches.

FAULTS

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FCI

Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.
  • Flesh-coloured nose.
  • Light eyes.
  • Incomplete number of incisors.
  • White markings other than those mentioned in the standard.
UKC

Nose: Flesh colored nose.
Eyes: Light eyes.

SERIOUS FAULTS

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FCI

  • Too low on legs.
  • Narrow lower jaw.
  • Sway back. Roach back.
  • Bandy front legs.
  • Feet turning in or out.
UKC

Forelegs: Crooked legs. Feet turning in or out.
Body: Too low on leg. Sway back or roach back.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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FCI

  • Aggressive or overly shy.
  • One or both eyes blue.
  • Pronounced over-or undershot bite.
  • Faulty position of one or both canines of the lower jaw which, when the mouth is shut, can damage the upper gums or the palate.
  • Kinked or otherwise deformed tail.
  • Liver brown colour, all white coat.
  • Under-or oversized.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
UKC

Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism. Pronounced overshot or undershot. Blue eyes. Kinked or deformed tail. Solid white or solid liver brown.
Teeth: Pronounced overshot or undershot.
Eyes: Blue eyes.
Tail: Kinked or deformed tail.
Color: Solid white or solid liver brown.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.