Dwarves are usually crafty people who live in mines or forests, they are very small, stout, and almost always male. They also generally have facial hair. Dwarves have some magic power with amazing skill in wood work and metal work. Typically dwarves live for up to 100 years and are usually monogamous and have 3 children every 9 to 10 years.
In the past Dwarves were one of the most common races in the Shrek universe. However, their numbers declined with the rise of Humans to the point where they were classified by Lord Farquaad as "fairytale creatures."