I suspect that there is some terrier, some herding dog, some pinscher. It is classified as a pinscher and they do go to ground, but they don't get fixated to the extent that terriers generally do. And they have intelligence like a terrier, but more of a willingness to work with a human, rather than away from them and solving their own problems. So I'll be trading barkiness for hunting small animals and digging, but Paul is ok with that. Otherwise they seem to be quite like collies in versatility and general temperament. I've been talking to a lot of people who have had aussies, smooth collies, and/or border collies who have either completely defected to the Farmdog side or swear that they need both breeds in their life to have balance.
Talking to people who have siblings of Ingi's mom or puppies from Ingi's dad, the dogs generally have the temperament to be confident going about life and to do things like flyball or agility. There is a Farmdog in the group who logged 240 hours reading with children as a therapy dog, although he isn't directly related to Ingi. And that makes sense based on a Swedish trainer who was reading a post on another group who said that in Scandinavia, Farmdogs are quite often suggested as an excellent family dog, probably like Beagles or Golden retrievers here. Not perfect for everyone, but tends to be right enough for families.