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Drever Facts

Name:
The name of the domestic breed
Drever
Origin:
The area where the animal first came from
Sweden
Size:
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is
40cm (16in)
Weight:
The measurement of how heavy the animal is
15kg (33lbs)
Life Span:
How long the animal lives for
14 years
Group:
The domestic group such as cat or dog
Hound

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Drever

The Drever has a lot of stamina, and has become a popular hunting hound for deer hunters in northern Norway, Sweden, and Finland (in Finland drevers are not allowed in deer hunting yet, but it is used for hare and fox hunting). Roe deer are nervous quarry, and the hounds which are used to hunt them must move slowly, especially in areas where heavy snow can be expected in late autumn. Thus, the breeding of a dog with a medium-sized body but short legs has a practical application.

This breed is usually kept as a hunting hound and is not usually found as a companion animal. The Drever is alert and self-possessed, has an affable, even temperament, and is rarely overly aggressive or shy. The Drever is uncommon outside of Europe.

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First Published: 1st December 2008, Last Updated: 8th December 2016 [View Sources]

Sources:
1. David Burnie, Dorling Kindersley (2008) Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 01 Dec 2008]
2. David Burnie, Kingfisher (2011) The Kingfisher Animal Encyclopedia [Accessed at: 01 Jan 2011]
3. Dorling Kindersley (2006) Dorling Kindersley Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 01 Dec 2008]
4. Richard Mackay, University of California Press (2009) The Atlas Of Endangered Species [Accessed at: 01 Jan 2009]
5. Tom Jackson, Lorenz Books (2007) The World Encyclopedia Of Animals [Accessed at: 01 Dec 2008]

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