Danish-Swedish Farmdog

The Danish-Swedish Farmdog is a companion dog that loves to work and enjoys a challenge. They are very friendly and easygoing.

Daily Care

Grooming Tips

The Danish-Swedish Farmdog is an easy dog to groom, care for and maintain. Being very low maintenance, the occasional brushing and bath are all that is needed tokeep them clean and looking their best.
If necessary, theirnails can be trimmed with a nail clipper or grinder to avoid overgrowth, splitting and cracking. Their ears should be checked to avoid a buildup of wax and debris which can result in an infection. Teeth can be brushed.

Exercise Tips

Because the Danish Swedish Farmdog was developed as a farm dog, it is a fairly active and energetic breed.
This breed requires plenty of daily exercise including a long walk and active playtime. If this breed doesn’t get enough exercise on a daily basis it may be prone to developing destructive tendencies.

Feeding Tips

The Danish Swedish Farmdog is a small-breed dog so it should be fed a dog food diet formulated for dogs of its size.
Small-breed dogs have high energy needs and fast metabolisms so their diet should container higher levels of fat (a highly concentrated source of energy) than a diet for large-breed dogs.
Make sure to choose a diet made from high-quality ingredients including animal proteins.

Health Tips

The Danish Swedish Farmdog is generally a healthy breed, not prone to developing many major health problems.
Like all dogs, however, this breed is prone to certain minor health issues. Some of the health problems most likely to affect this breed include hip dysplasia, dental problems, and patellar luxation. Responsible breeding practices can help to reduce the risk for these and other conditions.


The Danish Swedish Farmdog is a smart working breed that can be trained for herding, guarding, and other farm tasks. In recent years the Farmdog has also become a popular choice for dog sports like flyball and agility – it can also be trained for mousing and lure coursing.
The Danish Swedish Farmdog is responding best to positive-reinforcement-type training methods. Although the Farmdog looks like it has terrier blood in its system, it is not high-strung and it generally remains calm. Still, a firm and consistent hand in training is recommended for this breed.


Though this breed was not recognized under its current name until 1987, the breed has been known for centuries on farms in Denmark and Sweden.
It has been used as a watchdog, ratter and companion. The Farmdog is more closely related to the Pinschers than it is to the Terriers. The breed’s FCI classification is Pinscher and Schnauzer, Molossoid breeds-Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs. The Danish-Swedish Farmdog was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 2008.