The Drever is an interesting and robust hound that was bred in Sweden to hunt deer over rough terrain. The Drever has a long body and short, well-muscled legs that can carry them over long distances. These dogs are even-tempered and intelligent. They should never be nervous, aggressive, or shy. Your Drever will be a vocal companion, especially when they are playing or alerting you to visitors. Even though they can be vocal, they do adapt to most living arrangements. The Drever is a rare breed, especially within the United States. However, these affectionate hounds make excellent companions for families with children. They are easy to train and love to play games.
Drever Dog Names In Pop Culture
Because the Drever is not common, there are not many that make a name for themselves in the dog world and they most certainly are not a favorite among movie stars and music artists. However, Kennel Tulisydamen Kotisivuille of Finland has two Drevers that have made a splash in the dog show world. Ellu, M-14 EN KVA Arosuon Ellu, was bred by Jouko and Sirkka Korhonen of Vaajakoski. In 2014 and in 2015, Ellu won Vainon Kieros, or Best of Breed, at the Finnish Dreunker Association. In 2014, Ellu was awarded Liper Kennel Kertoon Driving Dog and also in 2014, won the Karjalainen Dog Competition. Ellu has been entered into the Finnish Kennel Club’s breeding database. For a dog to be entered into the Finnish Kennel Club’s breeding database, the dog must have their health testing completed and must show a proficiency in the area in which they were bred. For the Drever, they must be able to aptly hunt deer.
Senna, or Finnish Champion Remu, was bred by Sami Vilkman of Kaatamo. In 2011, Senna was awarded Junnuhaukkujen Voitto. Senna also earned a conformation championship through the Finnish Kennel Club. Senna has been entered into the official breeding database of the Finnish Kennel Club.
Tulisydamen Kotisivuille Kennel is a small breeding kennel owned by Harri and Katja that breeds deer along with Drevers, Lapphunds, and Russian Hounds. They started their kennel in North Karelia which is located in eastern Finland and borders several Finnish regions including South Karelia, Southern Savonia, Northern Savonia, and Kainuu. It also borders Russia. In 2006, they brought home their second Drever, named Jannu, and from there the rest is history. Tulisydamen Kotisivuille is dedicated to hunting and also focuses on driving tests and conformation. With the Drever and Lapphund being such athletic and fun dogs, they brought in a beginner’s agility course and also found it great fun to start trick training with the dogs. They expanded from Drevers and Lapphunds in 2017 when they added Irma, Rappar’s Viking, a Russian Hound to the kennel. Both Harri and Katja serve as referees for Drever hunts and driving tests. Harri was given the honor of being named Chief Drever Judge while Katja has stretched her wings as a writer and produced “Beginning Dog Breeder’s Guide” and also contributed to “Great Dog Recipes Guide”. Katja has also written for a magazine named The Dogfather which is children and teen magazine and is now a regular journalist for Riista magazine.
Drever Dog Name Considerations
Deciding to add a Drever to your family is a decision that should not be taken lightly. While these small hounds are adorable with their long ears, longer back, and short legs, they do require a good amount of daily exercise to keep them happy. The Drever is a vocal breed and will express their displeasure, happiness, and watchfulness through barking. If you are lucky enough to find a Drever breeder within the United States that has puppies available, you should consider yourself lucky. Many people have to be on a wait list for months and sometimes years before bringing a puppy home. Once your new Drever puppy is home, it is time to find the right name for them. The Drever originated in Sweden and there are many interesting names with Swedish ancestry that would be a great fit for a Drever puppy. When you are searching for a name, keep in mind that you do not want to give them a name that sounds similar to a command word that will be used in their training. You also do not want to give them a name that is already being used around the neighborhood. Your neighbor’s pets or children may have names that you like, but you do not want to copy them and cause confusion for your dog or your neighbor’s family.