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Danish-Swedish Farmdog Dog Breed

The Danish-Swedish Farmdog, originally known as the Danish Pincher, is a companion dog that enjoys a challenge and working hard. They are small, compact, and rather rectangular in shape. In 2011, this breed enrolled in the AKC FSS (American Kennel Club Foundation Stock Services Program). They are allowed to participate in AKC FSS Open Shows, Agility, Barn Hunt, Flyball, Herding, Lure Coursing, Nosework, Obedience and Rally, and Tracking.

Because of their reputation for being kind and composed, these dogs are appropriate for both families and hunters. As long as you’re willing to engage and exercise your dog, one of these canines would make a wonderful addition to your home. They are perfectly content to lounge around the house, but for maximum satisfaction, make sure your dog has a job to complete, such as some kind of hunting or tracking.

The Danish-Swedish Farmdogs measure 12.5 to 14.5 inches in height. The usual weight range is 15 to 20 pounds.

Average life expectancy for the breed is 11 to 13 years. The Danish-Swedish Farmdog has established itself as a breed with no known hereditary or acquired health problems throughout time.

Formerly known as the Danish Pincher, used to be an inherent aspect of Danish rural life until a few decades ago. Numerous daily duties were performed by the Danish-Swedish Farmdog such as mouser/ratter, cattle herder, hunting dog, watchdog, and family member. The Danish-Swedish Farmdog’s first breed standard was published in 1987. This was the result of years of work by the Danish and Swedish Kennel Clubs to revive this breed. The breed’s FCI Standard was formally released in 2009. The Danish-Swedish Farmdog was registered in the AKC Foundation Stock Service in 2011.


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Dan Sayers

Dan Sayers is the Editor-in-Chief of SHOWSIGHT digital and print publications. He received a B.S. from Drexel University where he studied interior architectural design. His professional career has allowed him to develop his planning, problem-solving, and project management skills, which were employed in the office, educational, and financial sectors. While working as a project manager, he earned a Graphic Design Certificate from the University of the Arts and began creating ads for many of America’s top-winning show dogs. Through this work, Dan became Editor-in-Chief of the nation’s first online-only dog show publication. His current role expands on this experience and broadly extends to cover the sport of dogs in Companion and Performance events as well as all aspects of Conformation.

Dan is a long-time member of the Irish Water Spaniel Club of America and is the organization’s current AKC Delegate and Archivist/Historian, as well as a club-approved Breed Mentor. From 2000-2010, he was the club’s AKC Gazette Columnist. He breeds Irish Water Spaniels under the Quiet Storm prefix and has judged the IWSCA National Specialty Sweepstakes twice. Dan is a member of the Morris and Essex Kennel Club as well as the Dog Writers Association of America, which recognized his illustrations in the award-winning canine compendium, the Encyclopedia of K-9 Terminology.