Danish-Swedish Farmdog

Danish-Swedish Farmdog

INTRODUCTION

The Danish-Swedish farm dog breed (DSF) or Dansk-svensk gårdshund is also known as Danish Pinscher. These dogs originate from Denmark and southern Sweden. Traditionally they lived on farms and were bred for various jobs, such as hunting, tracking and guarding, although they are purebred dogs, you can still find them in shelters and rescues. Remember to adopt. Don’t buy if this is the breed for you. The DSF also makes an excellent companion due to its sweet temperament. These dogs are known to be gentle and calm, making them suitable for families as well as hunters. One of these dogs would make a fantastic addition to your home as long as you are willing to stimulate and exercise your dog. They have no problem lounging around the house, but make sure your dog performs a job, such as some form of hunting or tracking, for optimum happiness.

HIGHLIGHTS

The Danish-Swedish farm dog comes in a variety of tricoloured and bicoloured coats. The standard colours of this breed are white, brown and black. Due to the hunting and working origins of the breed, these dogs require a lot of exercise. Although the Danish-Swedish farm dog can be good with children, it is also important to teach children to play with the dogs properly and to always supervise playtime.The Danish-Swedish farm dog gets along well with other pets and thrives on companionship. However, its high prey drive makes it unsuitable for very small pets, such as hamsters, rabbits or rodents.

HISTORY

The Danish-Swedish farm dog breed dates back to the early 18th century, if not further, and originated from Pinschers or terriers. The lack of information makes it difficult to determine its exact origin and heritage; the origin of the breed is true to its name; these dogs come from eastern Denmark and southern Sweden. The original purpose of the breed was to hunt rodents, to listen to livestock, to act as watch and guard dogs, and to be a family companion. The Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) recognised the breed in 2009 and the American Kennel Club (AKC) began keeping breed registries in 2011.The Danish-Swedish Farmdog is officially recognised by the following groups:ACR – American Canine RegistryAKC/FSS – American Kennel Club Foundation Stock Service® ProgramAPRI – American Pet Registry, Inc. ARBA – American Rare Breed AssociationDRA – Dog Registry of America, Inc.DSFCA – Danish/Swedish Farmdog Club of AmericaFCI – Fédération Cynologique InternationaleNAPR – North American Purebred Registry, Inc.NKU – Nordic Kennel Union

Breed Characteristics:
Adaptability:
3/5
All Around Friendliness:
5/5
Health And Grooming Needs:
3/5
Trainability:
3/5
Physical Needs:
4/5
Vital Stats:
Dog Breed Group: Mixed Breed Dogs
Height: 5 to 15 inches
Weight: 11 to 30 pounds
Life Span: 12 to 14 years

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