Swedish Vallhund
Swedish Vallhund
Size
Small
Height
Males – 12.5 to 13.5 inches at the withers, Females – 11.5 to 12.5 inches at the withers
Weight
25 to 35 pounds
Coat
Medium
Color
Gray or red
Energy
High
Activities
Conformation, Obedience, Agility, Tracking, Herding, Flyball, Search and Rescue

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.

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.

Training the Swedish Vallhund

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