Work done by the Drever

Drever following a track

The Drever is a scent hound, used mainly to hunt roe and red deer, but also hare and fox.

Dreverhunting a fox

It is the most popular breed among Swedish hunters, because of the way it hunts – being small sized, it can track slower than a large dog, which is useful when hunting deer, an animal that stresses easily. The Drever can thus get closer to its prey. Besides, it is capable of following a scent for a long time, which is an advantage when hunting in areas with low prey density.

Drever hunting a rabit

If the prey is only injured after the shot, the Drever will also follow the blood trail, tracking and locating the injured animal.