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Swedish Vallhund

The Swedish Vallhund is felt to be one of the authentic Swedish breeds, although there is a possible relationship with the Welsh Corgi.

About the Swedish Vallhund

Swedish Vallhunds are hunting dogs with a reputation for vigilance and energy. These small, powerful canines have lively reactions and know no fear. In their native country they are held in high regard as being tenacious, loyal and extremely friendly, making them excellent companions to their human families.

Despite their small stature, these are very energetic dogs and are best suited to families with gardens or access to the outdoors.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
Sweden
Group
FCI Group 5, AKC Herding Group
Size category
Small
Avg life expectancy
12–14 years

Alert / Lively / Confident

Key facts

  • Requires moderate grooming
  • Makes a great family dog
  • Needs a lot of exercise

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