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Swedish Vallhund Breed Profile

Swedish Vallhund fact file

KC Group: pastoral
Size: medium
Good with children?: yes recommended
Exercise requirement: moderate
Good guard dogs?: possibly
Moulting level: high
Grooming: little
Jogging partner: short runs

A great all rounder who'll fit nicely into family life. Alert, playful and a good watchdog, the Vallhund is an easy dog to live with. Classified as Pastoral.

Swedish Vallhund Character

Alert, active, happy, playful, obedient, solid worker, and children's companion... this really is a versatile dog capable of neatly fitting into family life. It will guard property and people, and are generally ok with other animals, but caution is advised with anything smaller.

Swedish Vallhund Size

Small to medium. The Breed Standard stipulates, "Height at withers for dogs 33-35cm, bitches 31-33cm. The relation between height at withers and length of body should be 2:3. Weight 11.5-16kg."

Swedish Vallhund Health

A healthy, robust breed.

Swedish Vallhund Special Care

Its cattle herding background may mean a tendency to nip at heals.

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