Danish Swedish Farmdog

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Danish Swedish Farmdog History

The Danish-Swedish Farmdog is a long haired herding and draft working farm dog, with an ancient heritage. The ancestry of the Dandie Dinmont Terrier is closely linked to that of the Otterhound, the Harrier, and the Bloodhound. The ancestors of the Dandie Dinmont Terrier are thought to have been the Wolfhound, the Foxhound, the Beagle, and the Basset Hound. It is believed that the Dandie Dinmont Terrier took its name from the Scottish Earl of Buchan, John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore (1737–1800). The Dandie Dinmont was a popular show and circus performer, along with performing in the traditional sport of “Dandyism”, wherein a dog is led around an obstacle course. The popularity of the Dandie Dinmont as a circus and show dog waned in the latter part of the 19th century, and in 1935 the breed was in danger of becoming extinct. In 1937 the Kennel Club (UK) recognized the Dandie Dinmont as a distinct and separate breed, and by 1949 the Kennel Club (UK) had registered 250 breeding bitches and 254 litters of puppies. The markings of the Dandie Dinmont are black, white, and tan, and the coat is rough and short. The Dandie Dinmont is a medium-sized, sturdily built dog with distinctive markings, and is a devoted family pet. ##

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

Sweden, Denmark



Danish Swedish Farmdog Physical Characteristics

The Danish Swedish Farmdog is a small-medium size breed of herding dogs that was originally developed in Sweden. The breed is relatively new and it is still in the process of being recognized by the AKC. They have long, shaggy hair that is either gray or white in color and they have a double coat of fur. They stand between 14 and 16 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh between 25 and 45 pounds. They have a narrow head, deep muzzle, and medium length ears. Their eyes are dark brown and they have a medium-length tail. They are intelligent, hard working, and loyal to their families.

Eye Colors

Brown, Amber

Nose Colors

Black, Brown

Coat Colors


Height Range

Male Height Range: 13 – 15 inches

Female Height Range: 12 – 15 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 15 – 25 lbs

Female Weight Range: 15 – 25 lbs

Danish Swedish Farmdog Health

Description of breed health.


10-15 yrs

Danish Swedish Farmdog Health Concerns

Usually A Very Healthy Breed, Patellar Luxation, Elbow Dysplasia

Danish Swedish Farmdog Temperament and Behaviour

The Danish-Swedish Farmdog is calm, independent and self-assured. They are confident, fearless and brave, but are also very protective of their owner and property. They are mostly a one-person dog and do not like to be petted or handled excessively.

Danish Swedish Farmdog Activity Requirements

Danish Swedish Farmdogs, also known as Gotlands, are a versatile breed of dog that originated on Sweden’s island of Gotland. They are intelligent and sociable, and they are known for being patient, loyal, and protective. While they are not the most energetic breed of dog, they do require regular mental and physical stimulation. A daily walk around the neighborhood is a good way to provide this, plus it will give you a chance to socialize your new pet. Gotlands also do very well in obedience training. This not only keeps them happy, but it helps teach them to be well-behaved. A well-mannered pet makes a wonderful addition to your household.

Miles Per Day


Activity Per Day


Daily Food

1 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Recognized by the American Kennel Club

Danish Swedish Farmdog is part of the Miscellaneous Class group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Danish Swedish Farmdog is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Danish Swedish Farmdog is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Danish Swedish Farmdog is part of the Unclassified group.

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