Fédération Cynologique Internationale

United Kennel Club

Danish-Swedish Farmdog

(Dansk-Svensk Gårdshund)

Danish-Swedish Farmdog


ORIGIN

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FCI
Denmark and Sweden.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
26.03.2009.

UTILISATION

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FCI
Farm- and companion dog.

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Group 2Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid
Section 1.1Pinscher and Schnauzer type, Pinscher
Without working trial

UKC
Terrier

TRANSLATION

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FCI
Renée Sporre-Willes in collaboration with Jennifer Mulholland.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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FCI
Recognised in Denmark and Sweden in 1987 under the breed name Danish-Swedish farmdog. The breed has been known for a long time on farms in Denmark and Sweden. The farmdog is used as a watchdog, ratter and companion.
UKC
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.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
A small, compact and slightly rectangular dog. Known to mature late.
UKC
A small, compact, smooth coated breed that is slightly rectangular in shape, the Danish-Swedish Farmdog is a breed known to mature quite late.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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FCI
The body should be slightly rectangular, 910. The proportions between depth of chest and height at withers should be 12.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
Alert, attentive and lively.
UKC
Alert, intelligent, attentive and lively.

HEAD

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FCI
Head should be triangular in shape and a bit small in proportion to body.
UKC
The head is triangular in shape and slightly small in proportion to the size of the body.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Rather broad and slightly rounded.
UKC
The skull is fairly broad between the ears. It is only slightly rounded. The cheeks are well filled and slightly pronounced, without exaggeration. The stop is well marked.

Stop

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FCI
Well defined.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Colour in accordance with colour of patches.
UKC
The color of the nose is in accordance with the color of the coat patches.

Muzzle

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FCI
Well developed and gradually narrowing towards nose but must not give a snipy impression. Muzzle slightly shorter than the skull. Nosebridge straight.
UKC
The muzzle is well developed and slightly shorter than the skull. It narrows gradually from the eyes to the nose but must never give a snipy appearance. The nasal bone is straight.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
Jaws strong. Scissors bite with even and well developed incisors. Pincer bite tolerated.
UKC
The Danish-Swedish Farmdog has a powerful jaw with well developed incisors and a scissors or level bite.

Cheeks

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FCI
Pronounced without exaggeration.

Eyes

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FCI
Medium sized, slightly rounded, neither protruding nor sunken. Attentive and kind expression. Dark eye colour in dogs with black patches. Slightly lighter eye colour permissible in dogs with yellow or liver brown patches.
UKC
The eyes are medium in size and slightly rounded in shape, being neither protruding nor sunken. The color should be as dark as possible, though in dogs that have yellow or liver patches a somewhat lighter eye is acceptable. The expression is attentive and kind.

Ears

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FCI
Medium sized. Rose or button, in both cases the fold should be just above the skull. Button ears The tips should lie close to cheeks.
UKC
The ears are medium in size, either rose or button, and very mobile. In both, the fold should be just above the line of the skull. In button ears the tip should lie close to the cheek.

NECK

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FCI
Of medium length, strong and slightly arched. No throatiness.
UKC
The neck is clean, strong, slightly arched and medium in length.

BODY

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FCI
Compact with good substance.
UKC
The body is compact, with good substance. In proportion, it is slightly longer than tall in a ratio of 10:9. The chest is long, deep and roomy. The ribs are very well sprung. The forechest is well-defined. The loin is short, broad and slightly arched, and the croup is slightly rounded. Belly is only slightly tucked up.

Loin

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FCI
Short, broad and slightly arched.

Croup

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FCI
Slightly rounded.

Chest

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FCI
Long, deep and roomy with well sprung ribs. Forechest well defined.

Underline and belly

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FCI
Belly only slightly tucked up.

TAIL

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FCI
Not set too high. Long tail or naturally short (stumpy tail). Tail should be carried straight, with a slight curve or like a sickle.
UKC
The tail is not set too high. The tail may be naturally long or naturally bobbed. It should be carried straight, with a slight curve or in a sickle shape.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Forelegs straight and parallel. The front is broader than the ribcage.
UKC
The forequarters are broad and well-developed. They are proportionally broader than the ribcage. The shoulder blades and upper arms are obliquely placed and form a good angle.

Shoulder

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FCI
Oblique.

Upper Arm

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Oblique.

FORELEGS

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UKC
The legs are straight and parallel to one another. They are set rather wide apart due to the development of the chest. The length of the legs from elbow to ground is one-half the height at the withers. The pasterns are strong and springy.

Pastern

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FCI
Strong and springy.

FEET

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UKC
The feet are small and oval. The toes are not tightly knit.

Forefeet

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FCI
Small, oval and not tightly knit.

Hind feet

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FCI
See front feet.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Well angulated knee and hock joints. Parallel and well muscled.
UKC
The hindquarters are parallel and well muscled.

Thigh

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FCI
Fairly broad.

HIND LEGS

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UKC
The upper thighs are broad. There is good angulation at the stifle and hock joints.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Parallel and free.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Short and smooth. Harsh on body.
UKC
The coat is short, smooth and harsh on the body.

COLOUR

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FCI
White dominating. Patches of different colours, sizes and combinations permissible, (black, tan, brown and different shades of fawn). With or without tan markings. Flecking permissible.
UKC
White is the predominating color. There are broken patches of different colors such as black, tan, brown and shades of fawn that are allowable in different sizes and combinations. There may be tan points. Ticking or flecking is acceptable.

SIZE

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Height at withers

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FCI

Males 34–37 cm
Females 32–35 cm
Tolerance +/- 2 cm.
UKC
Height at the withers for males is 13.25-14.5 inches. (34-37cm). For females, it is 12.5 to 14 inches. (32-35cm) There is a tolerance of .75 inches in either direction (+/- 2cm). GAIT Parallel and free.

FAULTS

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FCI

Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.
  • Elegant general appearance.
  • Narrow in front.
  • Low on legs.
  • Lack of depth in chest.
  • Flat or short ribcage.
  • Steep croup.
  • Prick ears.
  • Neck too long.
  • Curled tail or tail carried flat on back.
UKC

Ears: Prick ears.
Neck: Neck too long.
Forelegs: Narrow in front. Low on legs.
Body: Elegant general appearance. Lack of depth of body. Flat or short ribcage. Steep croup.
Tail: Curled tail, or tail carried flat on the back.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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FCI

  • Aggressive or overly shy.
Any dog showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
UKC
Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.