What is this breed?
Danish-Swedish Farmdog was originally known as a Danish Pinscher, Scanian Ratdog, or Scanian Terrier. The Farmdog could be seen on the farms of both Denmark and southern Sweden (mainly the region of Scania (Skåne), the southernmost part that used to belong to Denmark). The Farmdog was saved from extinction by the joint effort of both the Danish and the Swedish Kennel Clubs in 1987 when it became recognized as a breed: Danish-Swedish Farmdog.
Intelligent, lively, easily trained with an expressive personality
They are not a "high energy" breed but they love to work and enjoys a challenge. Outgoing and versatile, they excel in a variety of dog sports and activities including obedience, agility, flyball, K9 Nose Work, lure coursing, therapy dogs, tracking and much more. They also have that all important “off switch” when it’s time take a break.
The Farmdog is also a great family dog, they are great with kids, and a loveable companion. Like any dog, they need their exercise but also love to cuddle on the couch. Because of their role as a multi-purpose farmdog, they normally get along well with other dogs, can be socialized with the family cat and can be trained to ignore the chickens (although shouldn’t be trusted around the family hamster).
They are “not terriers” and don't have the terrier mentality. Although often mistaken for a terrier, they are a working breed which can perform a variety of task and have an outgoing personality. Their structure is more angulated than many terrier breed and, although they like to work, also enjoy a nice snooze in the sun.
The breed gained wider popularity in Sweden due to a lead role in a Swedish TV series about the life of a janitor in Malmo, Sweden. (https://www.oppetarkiv.se/video/2547052/n-p-moller-fastighetsskotare-sasong-1-avsnitt-1-av-5?ac=m%C3%B6ller)
(adapted from www.farmdogs.org)