The Danish-Swedish Farmdog was before recognition in 1987 known as the Skånsk Terrier (from the southern County of Skåne where it originates).
Dogs of this Pinscher-Fox Terrier type have been known in the countries around the Baltic Sea since the late 19th century. They probably derive from crosses between the Pinscher and the Fox Terrier and they were used on farms to keep after vermin and as watch dogs.
Some efforts were made already in the 1960s to have the breed recognized. In February 1986 a gathering was again arranged and 107 dogs attended, and it was proved that the evenness in type was adequate – it was a breed of its own.
The same experience was found in Denmark and hence it was established that this new breed had a sufficient number of dogs with a sound genetic variation. It was recognized in 1987 with both nations name in the breed name and the first challenge certificates were given out in September that year at a show in the grounds of the Sofiero Palace.
The Danish-Swedish farmdog is full of animation; agile, quick and able to jump very high. It is a watchdog that might be slightly wary of strangers.
The breed was provisionally accepted by FCI in 2008 and can to apply for full recognition in 2019.
Breed registration statistics
Below you can find the registration statistics for the Danish-Swedish Farmdog in the Nordic countries from 1990 onwards.
NKU decisions regarding the Danish-Swedish Farmdog
Next to each decision is a reference to the meeting minutes from which the information is collected.
||1990: The Danish Kennel Club and The Swedish Kennel Club compile material to get the breed recognised at a later stage.
|1-2007, item 11
||2007: NKU supports the Danish and the Swedish Kennel Clubs wishes to get the breed recognised on a provisional basis.
2008: The breed is recognised on a provisional basis by the FCI.