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Swedish Vallhund

A strapping Viking

Breed
FCI-5
Spitz and Primitive types
FCI
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Original Name : Västgötaspets

Type : Lupoid

Male size : 13 inches

Male weight : 19¾-30¾ lbs

Female size : 12¼ inches

Female weight : 19¾-30¾ lbs

Degree of grooming :

Countries of origin : Sweden

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Swedish Vallhunds are hunting dogs with a reputation for vigilance and energy. These small, powerful canines have lively reactions and know no fear.

Head+

Fairly long and clean-cut.

lupoid

Body+

Muscular, level back, short, strong loins, broad, slightly sloping croup.

lupoid

Coat+

Gray, grayish brown, grayish yellow, reddish brown are sought after.

lupoid

Ears+

Medium-sized, pointed, pricked.

lupoid

Tail+

Naturally long or short.

lupoid

Hair+

Harsh, close, weather-resistant topcoat, soft, dense undercoat.

lupoid

Björn von Rosen is credited as the man behind the registration of the Swedish Vallhund in its native country, after discovering the breed in the early 1940’s. He traveled around the county of Västergötland, especially in and around the town of Vara, cataloging a small population of homogenous dogs. His colleague Karl-Gustaf Zettersten, a school principal, headed the subsequent breeding program, successfully producing an even type while retaining the herding instinct.

Did you know ?

The Swedish Vallhund is felt to be one of the authentic Swedish breeds, although there is a possible relationship with the Welsh Corgi, as the two breeds are very similar in morphological terms.

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