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Swedish Vallhund Puppies
Description: In its native Sweden, these dogs are called Vasgotaspets, which means "Spitz of the West Goths." Such a powerful name is given to this little dog of great heart. The Swedish Vallhund is not only very friendly but also very eager to please. Loyal and affectionate, these Swedish Cattledogs need plenty of exercise to keep in shape to do as their master asks. They are eager, alert, bold and curious. Energetic, this breed is ideal for children who like to play. The Swedish Vallhund is an intelligent breed and they get along well with other pets and other people. All of this exciting package is wrapped up in a small sized, sturdy spitz type body. They are a rectangular shape, and may be related to the Corgi with their short, long stature and naturally long, bob, or docked tail. The ears are pricked and the coat is double with a thicker undercoat and grey to red coarse outer coat. Swedish Vallhunds have a foxy look to them, with the impression of pride in their expression. For the owner needing a small yet strong, well balanced dog, the Swedish Vallhund is top notch.
Other Names: Vasgotaspets, Swedish Cattledog, Viking Dog, Spitz of the West Goths
Type: Herding Dog
- 16 inches.
from grey to red, this breed has a variety of colors. They can be shaded
grey which is preferred, red, brindle, blue-grey, and have white markings.
The white markings should be less than 40% of the color of the body.
Swedish Vallhunds are alert, bold and curious little dogs. They are energetic
and fun. Being a hard worker, the Swedish Vallhund is highly intelligent
and can be trained easily. They are eager to please and friendly with almost
everyone they meet. They get along with children and other pets quite well.
The Swedish Vallhund is a talented detector of moods. They are sensitive
to their owner's mood, and if they get a particular reaction out of people
such as laughing or clapping for some action they performed, they will do
it again and again. They have their own sense of humor, is spirited and
Watch-dog: High. The
Swedish Vallhund is a very alert breed.
Care and Exercise:
Easy to care for, the Swedish Vallhund does not require
a lot of maintenance. The coat only requires brushing once a week with a
firm bristle brush to remove the dead hairs, as they do shed. They should
be bathed as necessary. The most care for this breed would be for exercise,
as they need plenty of it to keep fit. They should receive plenty of mental
and physical exercise each day, exercising their mind to keep them from
Health Issues: Cleft palate, cryptochidism, hip dysplasia, luxating patellas and retinal dysplasia.
Life Span: 12 - 14 years.
Country of Origin:
First Accepted by the AKC:
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