Swedish Vallhund Dog Breed Basics:
The Swedish Vallhund Dog Breed is an small yet fearless and powerful dog. They are a herding breed as they have been employed to her both sheep and cattle over the years. This adorable and intelligent dog breed now often competes in agility and and obedience contests, including showmanship, flyball, tracking and herding events. There are excellent guardians and companions. Visit Cute Puppies For Sale’s extensive Dog Breed Listings to discover an Swedish Vallhund Breeder near you.

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Swedish Vallhund Dog Breed Temperament:
Swedish Vallhunds are very even-tempered and responsive dogs. They are also fiercely loyal to their owners and crave attention. They are very active and love to lead. Owners should assert a “pack leader” type of discipline so that the dog understands his place in the home. This will prevent issues with other dogs and obsessive barking associated with over-protective and possessive behaviors. The Swedish Vallhund Dog Breed should be socialized with other dogs as soon as possible. Due to these factors they are excellent alarm/guard dogs, but should be trained to cease their alarm after their alerts of been noticed. Overall they are excellent companions both in urban and rural areas, and are great show and obedience dogs. Cute Puppies For Sale’s extensive dog breed directory has lovable Swedish Vallhund puppies for sale.

Swedish Vallhund

Swedish Vallhund

Swedish Vallhund Dog Breed Appearance:
The Swedish Vallhund ranges from 12-16 inches in height and 25-35 pounds in weight. They are low to the ground and their center gravity makes them quite sturdy. Their tails are naturally full curl, stub or bob. Their fur is a double coat in a sable pattern and ranges from grey to red. The fur is of medium length and has close tight top with a soft undercoat. The have long muscular necks leading to long head with a square muzzle. Their legs are very short but powerful and agile. Cute Puppies For Sale’s in depth dog breed directory has gorgeous Swedish Vallhund puppies for sale.

Swedish Vallhund Dog Breed Origins:
The Swedish Vallhund Dog Breed has been in existence somewhere from 800-1000 years and goes back to the time of the Vikings. At that time they were known as “Vikingarnas Hund” or the Viking dog. During this time either the Corgi made its way north to Sweden, or the Viking dog migrated south to the Welsh areas of Europe, hence their many similarities. They became known as Vallhund, as that word means herding dog.

Swedish Vallhund Dog Breed

Swedish Vallhund

Swedish Vallhund Dog Breed History:
In the late 1800′s and early 1900′s the Svensk (Swedish) Vallhund was very popular as a working farm dog, that cleaned the farms of rodents and other vermin and served to herd the cattle. They continued to exist in numbers up until World War I, when the numbers started to rapidly dwindle. The breed was in real danger of becoming extinct until Count Björn von Rosen, a Swedish dog enthusiast and judge, came to the rescue. Between von Rosen and Swedish Kennel Club, the remaining Vallhunds were found and saved around the time of World War II and became mainstays in the area. The breed is still quite rare in numbers however. They were officially recognized by the AKC in 2007.

Swedish Vallhund Dog Breed Mortality:
This dog is relatively free of any known genetic health issues. They are hardy and healthy and can live for over 14 years. They are companion dogs that will last no matter the environment, rural and suburban equally.

Swedish Vallhund Puppies

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Swedish Vallhund Dog Breed Overview:
This highly active and adorable dog breed will be at home in homes, rural areas and even apartments. Do to their high level of activity they will do just fine indoors, but they need regular exercise and should be walked daily. These stalwart companions will be your friends for a long time and are wonderful family additions. If you want to purchase a Swedish Vallhund or you are a Swedish Vallhund Dog Breeder and would like to be featured here, please contact us. Visit Cute Puppies For Sale’s extensive Dog Breed Directory to discover a Certified Swedish Vallhund Breeder.

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