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Danish-Swedish Farmdog

Danish-Swedish Farmdog
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Overview

Did you know that the Danish Swedish farm dog was at the brink of extinction?

In the 19th century, this breed had faced extinction due to farms starting to close in Denmark and Sweden. So, the farmers and the locals didn't see any purpose in owning one and thus they almost went extinct, until 1987 where the Danish and Swedish Farm Clubs starting working together to keep the breed from becoming extinct.

The Danish Swedish Farm Dog is originally from Denmark and Sweden, According to history this breed gained its recognition in 1987 and it was known nationwide as more of a farm dog because it served as a guard dog, rat catcher, hunting dog as well as a watchdog, This breed is the perfect dog for farmers, now you can begin to understand the reason for the name. Fun fact, this breed of dogs used to be part of the Danish 'Circus Bennewis', A traveling Danish circus in Denmark, Where they would perform tricks for the locals. So this goes to show this breed can do almost anything.

Characteristics & Tempremant

The Danish Swedish Farm Dog Is exceptionally intelligent and they are able to adapt to almost any environment. They are active and always eager to learn. They are also outgoing and friendly. They are a great pet for children due to their adaptability and friendly attitude. Since in the past, they were commonly used as farm dogs, they would be great watchdogs and pets nowadays.

Thanks to their predecessors, the Danish Swedish farm dog have incredibly keen senses and they will bark and notify their owner of an intruder the moment they notice one. This domestic dog does not exhibit many of the undesirable traits such as hyperactivity or dog aggression. This breed has a lot of energy and if there is no outlet for their large amount of energy they could develop bad habits such as chewing the furniture or garden digging. Enough time should be spent walking this dog as well as offering them chew toys is also a great idea in order to calm their energy.

Lifespan & Shedding

The Danish Swedish Farm Dog has a lifespan of roughly 10 to 15 years which is on par with other types of breeds of this dogs size,

This dog breed has a short close-lying coat of smooth hair. The color white seems to be the predominant color for this breed. Because the coat is so short. The Danish Swedish dog requires very little grooming aside from brushing them regularly to keep shedding under control.

Breed Information

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Origin:Sweden
Denmark
Breed Group:Working
Terrier (UKC)
Size:Small
Type:Purebred
Life span:10-15 years
Temperament:Alert
Attentive
Intelligent
Lively
Height:Male: 13–15 inches (32–39 cm)
Female: 12–15 inches (30–37 cm)
Weight:15-25 pounds (7-12 kg)
Colors:Black & White
Brown & White
White
Litter Size:3-5 puppies
Puppy Price:Average $600 - $800 USD

Breed Characteristics

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Dog names

Rank Male Female
1 Tucker Bailey
2 Dexter Zoe
3 Murphy Ruby
4 Baxter Piper
5 Jasper Olive
6 Hank Belle
7 Blue Missie
8 Romeo Dakota
9 Simba Phoebe
10 Hunter Willow
11 Ace Sugar
12 Samson Mocha
13 Koda Cleo
14 Cash Delilah
15 Bruce Heidi
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