FCI-Standard N°356 /
19.05.2009 / GB
TRANSLATION: Renée Sporre-Willes
in collaboration with Jennifer Mulholland.
ORIGIN : Denmark and Sweden
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE
ORIGINAL VALID STANDARD: 26.03.2009.
UTILIZATION: Farm- and companion
CLASSIFICATION : Group 2:
Pinscher and Schnauzer – Molossoid breeds –Swiss Mountain
and Cattle Dogs.
Section 1.1 Pinscher Type Without
BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY: Recognised in Denmark
in 1987 under the breed name Danish-Swedish farmdog. The breed has been known
for a long time on farms in Denmark
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
HEAD: Head should be
triangular in shape and a bit small in proportion to body.
Skull: Rather broad and slightly rounded.
Stop: Well defined.
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. Nosebridge straight.
Jaws/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
NECK: Of medium length,
strong and slightly arched. No throatiness.
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
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.
General appearance: Forelegs straight and
parallel. The front is broader than the ribcage.
Upper arm: Oblique.
Metacarpus (Pastern): Strong and springy.
Forefeet: Small, oval and not tightly knit.
General appearance: Well angulated knee and
hock joints. Parallel and well muscled.
Upper thighs: Fairly broad.
Hind feet: See front feet.
GAIT/MOVEMENT: Parallel and free.
HAIR: Short and smooth. Harsh on body.
White dominating. Patches of different colours, sizes and combinations
permissible, (black, tan, brown and different shades of fawn). With or without
tan markings. Flecking permissible.
Height at withers: Males 34–37 cm
+/- 2 cm.
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 on
the health and welfare of the dog.
Elegant general appearance.
Narrow in front.
Low on legs.
Lack of depth in chest.
Flat or short ribcage.
Neck too long.
Curled tail or tail carried
flat on back.
Aggressive or overly shy.
Any dog showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be
N.B: Male animals should
have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.