Swedish Vallhund

Description

The Swedish Vallhund is a breed with a smaller than average frame that is well built. It has a short torso that features a muscular and very straight back. Its chest is elongated for its size and features ribs that are well sprung. It has a long head with a wedge-shaped muzzle. The ears are set above eye level and “v” shaped. It has a definite stop. The eyes and nose are dark in color. It stands on legs that are well angled and muscular. Its neck is elongated and somewhat thick. The breed’s tail can be any length. Its coat has two layers. The bottom layer is thick and soft. The top, protective layer is coarse. The coat is longest at the collar and torso.

Temperament

The Swedish Vallhund is a pleasant breed with a lively expression. Whether it is being trained or playing, this breed enjoys spending time with its family. This breed has a small stature, but is very courageous. It will bark to notify its family of visitors. This breed has an even temperament. It generally gets along well with school-aged children and other dogs.

Height and Weight

The Swedish Vallhund is about 13 inches tall and weighs 25-35 pounds.

Health Problems

The Swedish Vallhund is a very healthy breed that is not associated with any serious health conditions.

Ideal Living Conditions

The Swedish Vallhund is most suitable for indoor living conditions. The breed remains active indoors and enjoys living close to its family.

Exercise

The Swedish Vallhund is a high energy breed that requires regular opportunities for exercise. This breed loves physical exercise.

Life Expectancy

The Swedish Vallhund lives an average of 9-15 years.

Litter Size

The Swedish Vallhund has an average of 7 puppies.

Grooming

The Swedish Vallhund requires occasional grooming. The coat should be brushed only a few times each week and trimmed as necessary.

Origin

The Swedish Vallhund is originated in Sweden as a farmer’s assistant

Group

Herding

Color

The colors that are acceptable for the Swedish Vallhund include liver, golden brown, or gray. The breed may also have a combination coat of the colors mentioned above.