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BSK Breed Index: The Swedish Vallhund

Life Span: 12-14 years

Height: 12-16 inch

Weight: 25-35 pounds

Litter Size: 7

Temperament: Aggresive

Intelligence: High

Classification: Herding

BSK Status: Extinct


History of The Swedish Vallhund

The Swedish Vallhunds are a short, stocky and fearless Spitz breed of dog, believed to have originated more than 1,000 years ago during the age of the Vikings in Sweden. However, they were brought to the Wales, the orgin of the similar looking Corgi about 800 years ago They were bred to herd the cattle or catch the unwanted vermin on farms.

Swedish Vallhund Fun Facts

  • Swedish Vallhund's were near extinction in Sweden in 1942 before being restored by limited individuals.
  • These dogs can come with a variation of tails- bobbed, stubbed or curled.
  • Swedish Vallhund's have also been known as the Vasgotaspets/Swedish Cattledog.

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