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Swedish Vallhund

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Swedish Vallhund

UK KC Classification Pastoral
Country of Origin Sweden
Date of Origin Middle Ages
Height 31 - 35 cm (12 - 14 inches)
Weight 11 - 15 Kgs (25 - 35 lbs)
Life Expectancy 12 - 14 Yrs

Main Characteristics

Swedish Vallhunds are small, powerful, sturdy dogs and they are alert and energetic. Their medium length coat can be steel grey, greyish brown, greyish yellow, reddish yellow or reddish brown in colour with dark coloured guard hairs.


Swedish Vallhunds are friendly, active and eager to please.


If you are considering a Swedish Vallhund as a pet, consider the following points:
They are not suitable with children
They are suitable for urban living
They thrive in cold climates
They usually get on well with other dogs
They need a lot of physical exercise
They usually make good watch dogs

Interesting Facts

Swedish Vallhunds are also known as:
Swedish Cattle Dog
Swedish Shepherd

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