Farmdogs bred in a homey setting, where the puppies are treated as family members
Lonestar Farmdogs is run by the family of Johan & Sandra Mansson in Texas.
Johan grew up in Sweden and was from early age surrounded by dogs, since his father and grandfather were veterinarians. Sandra have also had dogs most of her life.
After some consideration and research we decided to get Danish-Swedish Farmdogs, a breed from the part of Sweden where Johan grew up. It is a very small breed in the US, only 100 some individuals but its popularity is growing. They look like a Jack Russel but they are not terriers - they are working dogs with an off-switch, and not as energetic as terriers can be. Farmdogs are, in our opinion, the perfect family companion pets - very smart, friendly to kids & animals, guarding, curious, and most of all they love to cuddle!
Considering the limited gene pool in the US and to avoid inbreeding, we extended the search and went overseas to bring a male with us back home (Calvin). After thorough research - pedigree is crucial with such a rare breed - we found a suitable female (Bella) in Massachusetts with stellar pedigree and didn't have to travel overseas again. Her parents are Swedish (temporarily visiting the US) and have returned to Sweden now. We are happy to have found two great Farmdogs that also have good pedigrees!
Our philosophy is simple - by concentrating on dogs with successful Danish/Swedish ancestry and no US genes, we want to add functional, healthy and gentle dogs to the Farmdog population in America. We breed them in our home, and being a big family they get all the attention they need :)