Drever Breed Maintenance
The Drever has a harsh coat that is dense and generally easy to groom. His coat does not mat or tangle easily, however it will shed seasonally. He should be brushed once a week using a stiff bristle brush. Weekly brushing removes any dead or loose hairs and keeps the coat clean. When he is not shedding excessively he can simply have a rub down with a damp cloth after being brushed. Baths are required only when he gets into smelly situations and a mild shampoo should be used. Generally he will need a bath when he is shedding excessively to help loosen the undercoat and quickly strip the loose hair. His nails should be trimmed when necessary, generally every 2-3 weeks. Trimming should be done around the ears and eyes to keep hairs from aggravating his ears and eyes. Check his ears once a week for dirt and clean them as needed. A dental routine should be established to ensure he has healthy teeth and gums.