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Danish Swedish Farmdog


Danish Swedish Farmdogs may look like terriers, but they behave quite differently; they're easygoing and affectionate, even towards strangers. DSW's get along especially well with children. They have plenty of energy, and do need exercise; but the DSW is not the kind of dog that will rip up the couch if he or she misses a walk once in a while. Loving, smart, easygoing and loyal, the Danish Swedish Farmdog is an excellent companion.

Adult Size

  • Medium

Amount of Shedding

  • Sheds Little

Appropriate Environment

  • Apartment
  • Fenced In Yard
  • House
  • Invisible Fenced Yard

Behavior if Left Alone

  • Doesn’t Like Being Left Alone

Breed Group

  • Working Group

Coat Length

  • Short Coat

Coat Quality

  • Smooth Coat


  • Black
  • Brown
  • Tan
  • White


  • Drools Occasionally

Energy Level

  • Energetic
  • Highly Energetic
  • Very Energetic

Exercise Needs

  • Needs Lots of Exercise
  • Needs Regular Exercise

Full Grown Height

  • 10-13″
  • 14-16″

Full Grown Weight

  • 16-20lbs
  • 21-25lbs

General Health

  • Healthy Breed

Good Choice for New Dog Owners

  • Good Dog for Your First Dog

Good Dog for Cold Weather?

  • Can Manage in Cold Weather
  • Thrives in Cold Weather
  • Tolerates Cold Weather Well

Good Dog for Hot Weather?

  • Can Manage in Hot Weather
  • Tolerates Hot Weather Well

Good With Children?

  • Good with Kids
  • Great With Kids
  • Very Good With Kids


  • Doesn’t Require Grooming


  • Genius
  • Smart
  • Very Intelligent


  • Affectionate
  • Very Affectionate


  • Playful
  • Very Playful

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