Swedish Vallhund

Ease of Training
Shedding
Watchdog
Guard Dog
Popularity
Size

History

  • He originated in Sweden
  • It's believed he dates back 1000 years to the Swedish Vikings
  • He was used for centuries to herd sheep and cattle

Personality and Behavior

  • He's very powerful for his size
  • He's utterly fearless
  • He's got bags of energy and very active
  • He's intelligent
  • He may try and herd people or animals due to his natural herding instinct
  • He likes to clown around and show off
  • He's wary of strangers
  • He's protective of his home and family and thinks of himself as a guard dog

Training

  • He's easy to train because he learns commands at an above average rate.

Shedding

  • He sheds profusely! You will find a lot of hair in your home - stuck to your couch, carpets and clothes - and to just about everything else. You will be vacuuming regularly.

Grooming / Maintenance

  • His short coat only needs to be brushed occasionally. However, because it sheds profusely you may find yourself brushing it a couple of times a week, or even daily, to reduce the hair in your home (what you remove with a brush doesn't end up on the couch!).

Other varieties

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  • Swedish Vallhund