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Swedish Vallhund Breed Summary
Intelliget, Energetic, Confident, Loyal and Protective
Swedish Vallhunds, although old, have a fairly blurred history, although some believe that they are descendants of dogs that were owned by the Vikings! They are also highly prized within their native country of Sweden as they made excellent herding dogs, who would always inform their owners if they feel something was not right. Additionally, they are well-known for being good at keeping vermin under, which is why they are often seen working alongside farmers. However, the onset of WW2 saw a dramatic decline in the number of doggies, but were successfully revived by Count Von Rose who set up a breeding programme for them. They became a recognised breed in 1943 and a popular pet choice across many parts of the world, including here in the UK!
|Other Names||Vall, Swedish Cattle Dog, Swedish Shepherd, Vastgotapets|
Swedish Vallhunds are extremely energetic and intelligent doggies who need lots of mental and physical stimulation in order to remain happy and well-rounded doggies. This however doesn't mean that they are the best choice for first time owners as they must be trained and handled by individuals who have experience and knowledge of similar breeds. They are vey confident and out-going, which is one of the reasons that they are so highly prized within their native country. Their high energy means they are better suited in a home with lots of outdoor space with a family who already lead an active lifestyle that they can easily join in with. They also absolutely love 'hoomans' and create very strong bonds with their owners, meaning that they are very protective over their families. Overall, they make a lovely choice of pet and have the ability to provide you with years of happiness.