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Swedish Vallhund


An Affectionate Dog

Active, Devoted, Friendly

These little herding dogs originated in Sweden and were used as all-purpose farm dogs. These courageous dogs were helpful at herding cattle, controlling vermin, and fulfilling the role of watchdog. The Swedish Vallhund is active, alert, and eager to please. They are good with people and strangers so they make a great family pet. These dogs need a daily walk and would also benefit from a good play session each day. Their harsh coat only needs occasional brushing to remove dead hair.

Explore this page to learn more about the history of the Swedish Vallhund, which health conditions are a risk to her, and how to keep her feeling her best.

Breed Details

Height:12-16" Weight:25-35 lb Lifespan:12-14 years


1=small 5=large

Grooming requirements

1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming

Energy level

1 = low energy - 5 = high energy

Ease of training

1 = difficult - 5 = easy

Affection toward owners

1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate

Friendliness toward strangers

1 = shy - 5 = very friendly

Care for the Swedish Vallhund coming soon.

  • Care

    Care for the Swedish Vallhund coming soon.

  • Characteristics

    Characteristics for the Swedish Vallhund coming soon.

  • Health Concerns

    Whether you are considering adding a new Swedish Vallhund to your family or you already have one as a companion, it is important for you to know about the genetically linked diseases known to occur more often in this breed. Of course not every Swedish Vallhund will have these problems, but research shows your pal is more at risk than other breeds. 

    By exploring the health concerns specific to the Swedish Vallhund you will become a knowledgeable and confident pet parent. Be sure to speak with your veterinarian about breed risks every time you visit and educate yourself on the most important signs to watch for at home. She’s counting on you to be her health expert.

    Some health issues a Swedish Vallhund could encounter:

  • History

    History for the Swedish Vallhund is coming soon.

  • Watch Out For

    Signs to watch out for are coming soon for the Swedish Vallhund.

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To view the sources for the information listed on this page, see our Dog Breed Guide Reference page.

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