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Dansk Svensk Gårdshund (Danish Swedish Farmdog)

Danish Swedish Farmdog
Country of origin Denmark Denmark and Sweden Sweden
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Dansk Svensk Gårdshund (Danish Swedish Farmdog) is a breed of dog that has its origin in Denmark and Sweden, but now has become popular all over Scandinavia. DSG is an old native breed which historically lived on farms in the northern part of Denmark and southern Sweden, 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. DSG has a soft and gentle temper, but still has the strength to guard its family.

The standard says that a DSG should be between 32–37 cm (+/- 2 cm) of height with a compact body. The relation between withers height and body length should be 9 to 10. The head is rather small and triangular with a well emphasised stop. The coat is hard, short and smooth in texture, with white as a dominating colour, with one or several pathes of different colour combinations. The tail could be long, half bobtail or bobtail.


Dansk Svensk Gårdshund (Danish Swedish Farmdog)
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Danish Swedish Farmdog
Country of origin Denmark and Sweden
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Dog (Canis lupus familiaris)

Dansk Svensk Gårdshund (Danish Swedish Farmdog) is a breed of dog that has its origin in Denmark and Sweden, but now has become popular all over Scandinavia. DSF is an old native breed which historically lived on farms in the northern part of Denmark and southern Sweden, 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.

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Name

The Danish Swedish Farmdog became a recognized breed in Denmark and Sweden in 1987. At that time, the two countries got together and agreed on the name of the breed. The DSF was used as a working dog on farms for many hundreds of years. Being that it has always been a breed that has worked on farms, the name was only a natural extension of the breed's job.

Appearance

The standard[which?] says that a DSF should be between 30–39 cm of height with a compact body. The relation between withers height and body length should be 9 to 10. The head is rather small and triangular with a well emphasized stop. The coat is hard, short and smooth in texture, with white as a dominating color, with one or several patches of different color combination. The tail could be long, half bobtail or bobtail.

Temperament

The Danish Swedish Farmdog is a very friendly, easy going breed. Not only did he work on the farms herding livestock, alerting to intruders, and being a companion to the adults, he was also known to befriend and play with the children of the household.

The Danish Swedish Farmdog is unlike a terrier, even though it is often mistaken as one. Unlike the high-strung nature of the terrier, the DSF is able to do his job, and also be calm and loving during times without work. This makes them an ideal house companion.

The DSF is a fairly high energy dog, though, and loves having a job. The breed is new to the USA, and can only now start to be seen in sports such as Flyball and Agility. The DSF is also known of its excellent mousing skills and can perform sports such as Go To Ground and Earthdog. They are also very speedy and quick, and love all types of Lure Coursing and Course A Lure.

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