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
Swedish Vallhunds are hunting dogs with a reputation for vigilance and energy. These small, powerful canines have lively reactions and know no fear.
Fairly long and clean-cut.
Muscular, level back, short, strong loins, broad, slightly sloping croup.
Gray, grayish brown, grayish yellow, reddish brown are sought after.
Medium-sized, pointed, pricked.
Naturally long or short.
Harsh, close, weather-resistant topcoat, soft, dense undercoat.
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.