Swedish Vallhund - Vizigothic Spitz

The Swedish Vallhund - Vizigothic Spitz is felt to be one of the authentic Swedish breeds, although there is a possible relationship with the Welsh Corgi.
Swedish Vallhund - Vizigothic Spitz adult black and white

About the Swedish Vallhund - Vizigothic Spitz

Swedish Vallhund - Vizigothic Spitz 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

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

Dachshund puppy in black and white eating from a red bowl

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