PURINA: Your Pet, Our Passion

TO ALL PET LOVERS: We would like to assure you that we are considered an essential business. Purina is operating as normal, our supply chains are open and all efforts are being made to ensure we can keep the stores stocked with product as best as we can during these uncertain times. We ask everyone to shop as normally as possible and to be considerate to ensure everyone can get the food they need for their pets. Please be kind, patient and considerate to other shoppers and all store staff during what is an unsettling time for all. Enjoy the extra time at home with loved ones, your pets will no doubt love having you home. We are still here for you, if you need any assistance our Pet Care Advisors are still available on 0800 738 847 or AskPurina@nz.nestle.com.


Swedish Vallhund

The Swedish Vallhund is a hardy herding dog with a long, muscular body and short, stocky legs. He can have a full curled tail, stub tail or no tail. Alert and confident, the Swedish Vallhund is an excellent watchdog and protector without being overly aggressive. He is steadfast, spirited and sweet, making the breed a good family companion. This active, athletic dog requires ample daily exercise.
Living Considerations
  • Good with children when properly trained
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living if adequately exercised
Did you know?
An ancient breed developed to herd cattle and sheep, the Swedish Vallhund originated more than 1,000 years ago during the Vikings era in Sweden. This dog was previously known as the “Vikingarnas Hund,” or the “Viking Dog.” The Swedish Vallhund has been featured on postage stamps in Sweden, Nicaragua, Ukraine, Mali, Russia, and Tajikistan.
Swedish Vallhund
  • Size Small
  • Height 29 to 34 centimetres at the withers
  • Weight 11 to 16 kilograms
  • Coat Medium
  • Energy High
  • Colour Grey or red
  • Activities Conformation, Obedience, Agility, Tracking, Herding, Flyball, Search and Rescue
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both