Danish–Swedish Farmdog is a Pure breed of dog that has its origin in Denmark and southern Sweden, but now has become popular all over Scandinavia. DSF is an old native breed which historically lived on farms in the eastern part of Denmark and southernmost part of Sweden (i.e. on both sides of The Sound, the narrow strait that separates the Danish island of Zealand from the southern tip of the Scandinavian peninsula), serving as a farmdog, guarding their people, farmed animals and the farm itself from strangers and intruders, catching rats and as a hunting dog. There are some indications that the breed originates from the Pinscher breeds and the British white hunting terriers. DSF has a soft and gentle temperament, but still has the strength to guard its family. Danish-Swedish Farmdogs were also companion dogs, making them the ideal pet for Scandinavian farmers. Though as the farms started to get bigger and modern machinery started to be introduced, the farmers had no need for the little dogs. The breed slowly started to die out.
The Danish-Swedish Farmdog was recorded in the Foundation Stock Service in 2008 and the AKC in 2011.
- Energetic, Trainable, Attentive
- Height: 12.5-14.5 inches
- Weight: 15-20 pounds
- Life Expectancy: 11-13 years
- Group: Foundation Stock Service
Danish/Swedish Farmdog Club of America