The Japanese Bobtail is a rare and ancient breed, found in Japan and across most of southeast Asia. The breed has been depicted in works of art that are centuries old. The cat is much-cherished in its native land; many myths and legends and historical stories surround the breed. One of the more famous surrounds the maneki-neko, the beckoning cat, which is a stylized rendition of a Bobtail seated with one paw raised. Considered a good-luck charm, maneki-neko is often found in store fronts.
The Danish-Swedish Farm Dog was developed between Denmark & Sweden in the 18th century for livestock control. It is good with children, comfortable in urban spaces, low-maintenance as far as grooming, and able to handle cold well. The Danish-Swedish requires a lot of exercise & tends to bark at unknown sounds.