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Swedish Vallhund Dog Breed Puppy Ads
AKA: Vaestgoetaspets, Swedish Cattle Dog
Breed Group: Herding Group Height Male: 12 to 14 inches (30-36 cm)
Breed Size: Medium Height Female: 12 to 14 inches (30-36 cm)
Breed Origin: Sweden Weight: 20 to 30 lbs (9-13.5 kg)
Appearance
His coat is of medium length, harsh to the touch, close and tight fitting. He may be steel-grey, greyish brown, greyish yellow or reddish brown. He should also have lighter markings on the shoulders which are called "harness markings".
 

Temperament
He is intelligent, alert, energetic, self-confident, courageous, loyal, and makes an excellent family companion. The SV is easily trained as he is eager to please. The breed is known to be friendly, healthy and hardy. Always alert and watchful, he will stand his ground but is not aggressive.

The Swedish Vallhund is a versatile family companion as well as a working dog. In addition to herding, he also excels in the show ring, obedience trials and agility.

 
History
The Swedish Vallhund, also known as the Västgötaspets, Vikingarnas Hund or Viking Dog, is native to Sweden and dates back more than 1000 years to the days of the Vikings. The breed has long been treasured in his homeland for his cattle-herding ability, strength and stamina. He was bred to work as a cattle and sheep herder, herding low to the ground by rounding up and nipping at the hocks. He is also an accomplished ratter and watchdog.
 
Health
If you are considering a Swedish Vallhund puppy, or any breed, it is very important to be selective in choosing a responsible and reputable breeder. Ensure that the prospective puppy's parents have all health clearances. Breeding of any dog should not be done until after they have been proven to be free of evidence of significant hereditary diseases. The Swedish Vallhund Club of America recommends x-raying and OFA/PennHip certification against hip dysplasia, CERF certification against eye disorders, as well as any other testing for health disorders directly related to the breed.
 
 
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Swedish Vallhund Club of America (SVCA)  
Specialklubben för Västgötaspets  
Swedish Vallhund Club of Holland  
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Swedish Vallhund


Scale ( 1 to 5 ): 1=Low 5=High
Guard Dog? 2
Watch Dog? 5
Exercise Needed? 3
Grooming? 1
Energy Level? 3
Shedding? 3
Ease to Train? 3
Good with children? 4
 
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