Danish Swedish Farmdog

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Danish Swedish Farmdog
Danish Swedish Farmdog
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Overview

An ancient breed, the history of the Danish Swedish Farm Dogs dates back about to 1700s, may far back many hundred years. It had bred in Denmark and Sweden to be a multi-talented working dog with watchdog and ratter qualities. Originally, the dog was called the Old Danish Fox Terrier or Scanian Terrier. In 2008, the UKC recognized the Danish Swedish Farm Dog. Though, in a first glance, it looks like a Jack Russell Terrier, but it is more close to the Pinscher. This is compact and somewhat rectangular build and well defined chest, coated in a smooth coat. The Danish Swedish Farmdog is a playful, affectionate, curious, spirited and intelligent dog. It makes a great family companion that needs love and attention to stay happy and clownish, eager to please and play. The dog is also a good watchdog and ratter. The Inquisitive Danish Swedish Farmdog is usually good with kids and other dogs but cannot be trusted with other smaller pets i.e. hamster, guinea pigs and birds. It has a tendency to flush or point the birds. Being intelligent, the breed is trainable and can learn quickly. Training and exercise is a matter of concern and should be started as early as possible with a correct leadership skill. The Danish Swedish Farmdog is the smart, intelligent and trainable with a tendency to learn quickly yet needs positive and consistent training methods. Remember, these dogs are highly energetic and should be exercised adequately if abided in an apartment; most suitably, these dogs can fit in a house with large yards but smaller yard can provide it a nice space for running and playing. It is easy to groom breed. The height of Danish Swedish Farmdog is 12 to 15 inches while weight is 15 to 25 pounds. The life expectancy of the Danish Swedish Farmdog is 10 to 15 years.

Danish Swedish Farmdog Other Names

Other Names of Danish Swedish Farmdog are:

Dansk/Svensk Gaardhund

Scanian terrier

DANSK/SVENSK GARDHUND

Farm Dog

Danish Swedish Farmdog History

An ancient breed, the history of the Danish Swedish Farm Dogs dates back about to 1700s, may far back many hundred years. It had bred in Denmark and Sweden to be a multi-talented working dog with watchdog and ratter qualities. Originally, the dog was called the Old Danish Fox Terrier or Scanian Terrier. Nowadays, it is regarded more like a pinscher than a terrier, sometimes named Rat Dog. It was bred and developed in Denmark and Sweden. There was no written standard up-to 1980s. With the developments and progress of modern world this breed was about to extinction. After that, the Swedish and Danish Kennel Club started to joint efforts to explore the remaining dogs and documented its standard and strove to save this old breed from extinction. Both the aforesaid Kennels declared this new breed officially as Danish Swedish Farmdog in 1987. The Sweden and Denmark states it a Farmdog being working dog, but in U.S it is mainly enjoying the status of companion dog. FCI approval is still pending. In 2008, the UKC recognized the Danish Swedish Farm Dog. Remember, never mistaken the Danish Swedish Farmdog with Old Danish Chicken Dog. These two are totally different breeds.

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Danish Swedish Farmdog Life Expectancy

The life expectancy of the Danish Swedish Farmdog is 10 to 15 years.

Danish Swedish Farmdog Appearance

Though, in a first glance, it looks like a Jack Russell Terrier, but it is more close to the Pinscher. This is compact and somewhat rectangular build and well defined chest, coated in a smooth coat. With a bit rounded wide skull, the head is triangular shaped and little sized. The stop is greatly emphasized and tapers to the tip of the nose with no pointy snipey look. The well stressed stop and triangular head make it distinct from the Fox Terrier. The ears are rose like or folded forward. It can have a natural bobtail or docked. It has a white body with a brown, tan and black markings and discrete brown, tan and black markings on the head as well. Simple to say, the dog is ‘Perky Jester” & “Hard-Working”, also Daring Cute.

Danish Swedish Farmdog Weight and Height

The height of Danish Swedish Farmdog is 12 to 15 inches while weight is 15 to 25 pounds.

Danish Swedish Farmdog Temperament

The Danish Swedish Farmdog is a playful, affectionate, curious, spirited and intelligent dog. It makes a great family companion that needs love and attention to stay happy and clownish, eager to please and play. The dog is also a good watchdog and ratter. The Inquisitive Danish Swedish Farmdog is usually good with kids and other dogs but cannot be trusted with other smaller pets i.e. hamster, guinea pigs and birds. It has a tendency to flush or point the birds. Being intelligent, the breed is trainable and can learn quickly. Training and exercise is a matter of concern and should be started as early as possible with a correct leadership skill. This breed is able to learn a variety of tricks with a great obedience and various doggie sports. Not only farm dogs, ratter, watchdog and companion but also has been used in circus. In addition to all aforementioned talents it can herd large animals without any fear. It never barks excessively, but only when necessary, thus forms a nice watchdog. A right Human-Canine communication can make it a nice dog.

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Danish Swedish Farmdog with children and other pets

The Inquisitive Danish Swedish Farmdog is usually good with kids and other dogs but cannot be trusted with other smaller pets i.e. hamster, guinea pigs and birds. It has a tendency to flush or point the birds.

Danish Swedish Farmdog Care and Grooming

These dogs require relatively minimal grooming and easy to groom. Its short and smooth coat needs regular brushing, at least once a week. The bathe is as it feels necessary.

Danish Swedish Farmdog Health Issues

The Danish Swedish Farmdog are rather healthy breed and has less health issues.

Danish Swedish Farmdog Training

The Danish Swedish Farmdog is the smart, intelligent and trainable with a tendency to learn quick yet needs positive and consistent training methods. It should be trained very firmly and dedicatedly by consistent and positive reinforcement. It likes to respond nicely to gentle methods. The harsh methods can annoy this breed. It needs a reasonable effort for training.

Danish Swedish Farmdog Exercise

Remember, these dogs are highly energetic and should be exercised adequately if abided in an apartment; most suitably, these dogs can fit in a house with large yards but smaller yard can provide it a nice space for running and playing. These dogs stay happy when at work; moreover, it enjoys the company of humans while outdoors. It needs plenty of daily exercises; at least 60 minutes walk in a day can satisfy it. They should have a daily physical workout in order to maintain their best health and sporty attitude.

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Danish Swedish Farmdog Group

The Danish Swedish Farmdog falls in following groups:

USA: Companion Dog

Denmark/Sweden: Working dogs without trial

Danish Swedish Farmdog Recognition

In addition to the Scandinavian Countries’ Kennel Club the Nordic Kennel Union (NKU), FCI-Pending, American Rare Breed Association (ARBA), APRI, ACR, DSFCA, DRA, NAPR, AKC/FSS recognized the breed.

Danish Swedish Farmdog Talents

The talents of Danish Swedish Farmdog are:

Hunting & Herding

Ratter & Mice Killer

Working Dog

Companion Dog

Watchdog

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