Danish-Swedish farmdog

FCI standard Nº 356

Origin
Denmark and Sweden
Translation
Renée Sporre-Willes in collaboration with Jennifer Mulholland
Group
Group 2 Pinscher and Schnauzer – Molossoid breeds –Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs
Section
Section 1.1 Pinscher Type
Working
Without working trial
Acceptance on a definitive basis by the FCI
Monday 29 April 2019
Acceptance on a provisional basis by the FCI
Saturday 05 July 2008
Publication of the official valid standard
Monday 10 December 2018
Last update
Monday 06 May 2019
En français, cette race se dit
Chien de ferme dano-suédois
Diese Norm ist in deutscher Sprache sichtbar
Dänisch-Schwedischer Farmhund
En español, esta raza se dice
Perro de Granja Danés y Sueco
In het Nederlands, wordt dit ras gezegd
Deens-Zweedse Boerderijhond
In his country of origin, his name is

Dansk-Svensk Gårdshund

Usage

Farm- and companion dog.

Brief historical summary

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.

General appearance

A small, compact and slightly rectangular dog. Known to mature late.

Important proportions

The body should be slightly rectangular, 9:10.
The proportions between depth of chest and height at withers should be 1:2.

Behaviour / temperament

Alert, attentive and lively.

Head

Cranial region

Head
Head should be triangular in shape and a bit small in proportion to body.
Skull
Rather broad and slightly rounded. 
Stop
Well defined.

Facial region

Nose
Colour in accordance with colour of patches.
Muzzle
Well developed and gradually narrowing towards nose but must not give a snipy impression. Muzzle slightly shorter than the skull.
Nasal bridge
Nosebridge straight.
Jaws and teeth
Jaws strong. Scissors bite with even and well developed incisors. Pincer bite tolerated.
Cheeks
Pronounced without exaggeration.
Eyes
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.
Ears
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.

Neck

Of medium length, strong and slightly arched. No throatiness.

Body

Body
Compact with good substance.
Loin
Short, broad and slightly arched.
Croup
Slightly rounded.
Chest
Long, deep and roomy with well sprung ribs. Forechest well defined.
Underline and belly
Belly only slightly tucked up.

Tail

Not set too high. Long tail or naturally short (stumpy tail). Tail should be carried straight, with a slight curve or like a sickle.

Limbs

Forequarters

Generality
Forelegs straight and parallel. The front is broader than the ribcage.
Shoulders
Oblique.
Upper arm
Oblique.
Pastern
Strong and springy.
Forefeet
Small, oval and not tightly knit.

Hindquarters

Generality
Parallel and well muscled.
Upper thigh
Fairly broad.
Stifle
Well angulated.
Hock
Well angulated.
Hind feet
Small, oval and almost tightly knit.

Gait and movement

Parallel and free.

Coat

Hair
Short and smooth. Harsh on body.
Colour
White dominating. Patches of different colours, sizes and combinations permissible, (black, tan, yellow, brown, badger and allshades of fawn). Patches also on head, with or without tan markings. Flecking permissible.

Size and weight

Height at withers
Males 34–37 cm, females 32–35 cm, tolerance +/- 2 cm.

Faults

• 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 and its ability to perform its traditional work.
• Faults listed should be in degree of seriousness.

General faults

 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.
 Head all white.

Disqualifying faults

 Aggressive or overly shy.

NB :

• Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
• The above mentioned faults when occurring to a highly marked degree or frequently are disqualifying.
• Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.
• Only functionally and clinically healthy dogs, with breed typical conformation should be used for breeding.

Bibliography

http://www.fci.be/

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