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.