Swedish Vallhund

Medium Size

Fluff monster

Good for first time owners

This ancient Swedish herding breed is thought to have played a part in the developement of both the Welsh Corgi and the Lancashire Heeler.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Someone looking for a small, sturdy dog to take part in herding trials, agility, obedience or tracking.

Not the best for ...

Anyone who is not prepared to deal with a chaser. Vallhunds are strong-willed and likely to chase after things that move, including cars!

Aliases

Vall, Swedish Cattle Dog, Vastgotaspets

Cross between

None

Origin

Sweden

Size

Medium
Average size - could pick up if you had to in an emergency

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.

Coat

Double trouble!
There she blows. Dense undercoat that could stuff a mattress when you start combing it out.

Shedding

Fluff monster
Buy shares in Dyson - tell people you are wearing mohair if embarrassed

Life expectancy

14 years

Good first dog?

Yes

HOW IT WORKS

The first step in responsible dog ownership

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Match with a breeder

Upon completing your introduction call a breeder will review your application. If successful you’ll be able to arrange a meeting and be accepted onto their waiting list. A Tailwise fee of £95 (excl. VAT) will be due at the point you pay a deposit.

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