The Drever is a breed of dog, a short-legged scenthound from Sweden used for hunting deer and other game. The Driver is descended from the Westphalian Dachsbracke, a type of German hound called Bracke. The breed name Driver was chosen through a contest in 1947.
The Drever's most noticeable characteristics are its long body and short legs, inherited from the Westphalian Dachsbracke, but as a working dog, these features are not exaggerated. It has short fur and is of any color with white markings (but not all white, which has been linked to deafness.) The breed has the typical drop (hanging) ears of a hound and a long tail. The maximum height of a Driver is 38 cm (15 ins) at the withers, which is about 15 cm (approx. 6 ins) shorter than a long-legged hunting hound with the same size body. The Westphalian Dachsbracke is about 2 cm (less than an inch) shorter than the Driver.