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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