Drever

FCI standard Nº 130

Origin
Sweden
Translation
Renée Sporre-Willes
Group
Group 6 Scent hounds and related breeds
Section
Section 1.3 Small-sized hounds
Working
With working trial
Acceptance on a definitive basis by the FCI
Tuesday 04 January 1955
Publication of the official valid standard
Tuesday 27 July 2021
Last update
Tuesday 07 September 2021
En français, cette race se dit
Basset suédois
Diese Norm ist in deutscher Sprache sichtbar
Schwedische Dachsbrake
En español, esta raza se dice
Perro tejonero sueco
In het Nederlands, wordt dit ras gezegd
Drever

Usage

Scenthound.

Brief historical summary

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.

General appearance

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.

Important proportions

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

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

Head

Cranial region

Head
Rather large in proportion to body. Longish and tapering towards the nose. The muzzle should equal the skull in length.
Skull
Only slightly arched. 
Stop
Slight.

Facial region

Nose
Black, with well developed, wide open nostrils.
Muzzle
Viewed from above or the side muzzle well developed, never snipy.
Lips
Tight, closely fitting. They perfectly cover the teeth. Corner of the mouth not visible.
Nasal bridge
Bridge of nose straight or very slightly convex.
Jaws and teeth
Jaws strong with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite. Lack of PM1 and M3 should no longer be considered as a disqualifying fault. Level bite permissible.
Eyes
Bright and full of expression, neither protruding nor staring showing white. Dark brown in colour. Eye rims closely fitting.
Ears
Set fairly low, medium long and broad, hanging without folds close to the cheeks. Rounded tips.

Neck

Proportionally long and powerful, merging well into shoulders; skin supple and tight-fitting.

Body

Topline
Backline level.
Withers
Well defined in males.
Back
Powerful and muscular.
Loin
Strong and comparatively short. Slightly arched viewed from the side.
Croup
Slightly inclined, long and broad.
Chest
Well developed, oval and clearly reaching below elbows. Ribs well developed to the rear. Well defined prosternum.
Ribs
Ribs well developed to the rear. Well defined presternum.
Underline and belly
Line of sternum evenly joining the slightly tucked up belly.

Tail

Long and thick at base. Preferably hanging down but may be carried higher but never over the back.

Limbs

Forequarters

Generality
Straight legs viewed from front and with strong bone.
Shoulders
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
Proportionally long and broad. Closely fitting but yet very mobile. Set at an angle of 100° to shoulder blade.
Elbows
Turning neither in nor out.
Pastern
Springy with a slight angle to forearm, viewed from the side.
Forefeet
Firm, with well knit toes and well-developed pads. Feet turning neither in nor out.

Hindquarters

Generality
Parallel when viewed from behind.
Upper thigh
Broad with well-developed muscles.
Stifle
Well angulated.
Metatarsus
Short and standing almost vertical.
Hock
Broad, strong and well angulated.
Hind feet
Firm, with well-knit toes and well-developed pads. Feet turning neither in nor out.

Gait and movement

Movement should be even, parallel and long reaching. Backline to remain level.

Coat

Hair
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.
Colour
All colours with white markings are permissible. Not accepted is predominant white, merle 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.

Size and weight

Height at withers
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.
Weight
About 15 kg.

Faults

• 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 and its ability to perform its traditional work.
• Faults listed should be in degree of seriousness.

General faults

 Flesh-coloured nose.
 Light eyes.
 Incomplete number of incisors.
 White markings other than those mentioned in the standard.

Serious faults

 Too low on legs.
 Narrow lower jaw.
 Sway back, roach back.
 Bandy front legs.
 Feet turning in or out.

Disqualifying faults

 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.
 Predominant white coat, merle or liver brown colour.
 Under-or oversized.

NB :

• Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
• The above mentioned faults when occurring to a highly marked degree or frequently are disqualifying.
• Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.
• Only functionally and clinically healthy dogs, with breed typical conformation should be used for breeding.

Bibliography

http://www.fci.be/

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