Danish-Swedish Farmdog

Country of Origin: Denmark and   Sweden
Breed Group: FCI Group 2 Section 1.1 : Pinscher and Schnauzer Type : Pinscher #356
Occupation: Excellent for dog sports, used in the circus, chase and kill rats, mice and other rodents, point and flush birds, and Herd large animals with no fear.
Size: Height: 32 to 37 cm (12 to 14 inches)         Weight: 7 to 12 kg (15 to 25 lbs)
Longevity; 10 – 15 Years
Exercise: One hour daily walk or jog
Training: Communication from an owner who displays a natural authority is essential
Grooming: Easy
Colors: Brown & White, Tri-color, Black & White

Danish-Swedish Farmdog originates from Denmark and southern Sweden. However, nowadays this is a very popular dog breed in Scandinavia. This is actually an old native breed that was serving as a farmdog, guarding farm animals from intruders and strangers. It was also used as a hunting dog. According to some indications, the Danish-Swedish Farmdog originates from Pinscher’s.

This dog breed was recognized in Sweden and Denmark as of 1987. It was at that time when the two countries agreed about the name of the breed. This working dog was since always a breed that worked on farms, therefore its name was simply just a natural extension of this breeds job.

The Danish-Swedish Farmdog is around 30 to 39 cm’s high. It has a compact body; however the relation between the height and the length of the body should ideally be 9 to 20. The Danish-Swedish Farmdog has a rather small head, triangular in shape. The fur is hard, short and smooth in texture. The dominant color is white, while the patches can be in a combination of different colors. The tail is either long or bobtail, even though there are some that have a half bobtail tail.

This is a very friendly dog breed. It doesn’t just work on the fields but is at the same time a great companion to humans and children with who he likes to play. This dog breed is sometimes mistaken for a terrier. The difference is that terriers have a high strung nature while the nature of the Danish-Swedish Farmdog allow it to do its job while at the same time being calm during those time that he spends without working. For this reason, this dog breed is considered to be a great house companion.

The Danish-Swedish Farmdog is a very energetic dog who loves to work. This is still a rather new breed in the USA, and is just recently noticed more on competitions. Because of the fact that this breed is very well known for its mousing skills, it can perform different sport activities such as going to ground.



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