Origin: Denmark, Sweden
Dog Breed Group: Hunting Dog
Life Span: 12-15 years
Weight: Male: 2-2.5, Female: 2-2.5
Height: Male: 8-8.5, Female: 8-8.5
Origin of Name: Danish–Swedish farmdog is a breed of dog that has its origin in Denmark and southern Sweden.
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Until a few decades ago, the small farmer's dog, originally known as the Danish Per, was a natural part of Danish rural life. The Danish-Swedish farmdog's day-to-day tasks were numerous, including mausers / rappers, cattle shepherds, Hunting Dogs, watchmen, and family companions. As lifestyle changes have taken place, small family farms have become scarce and so have loyal farmdogs. The Danish and Swedish Kennel Club's efforts to bring the breed back to life culminated in 1987 with the first breed standard for Danish-Swedish farmdogs. In 1998, a DSF was imported into the US to establish the first official breeding program. The FCI standard for the breed was officially published on March 26, 2009. The Danish-Swedish farmdog was recorded in 2011 at the American Kennel Club Foundation Stock Services, a first step towards its goal of being fully accredited by the AKC.