Swedish Vallhund Breed Profile


KC Group Pastoral

Size Medium

Good with children? Yes

Good guard dogs? Possibly

Moulting level Heavy

Grooming Light

Exercise requirement Moderate

Jogging partner Short runs

Swedish Vallhund Breed Profile

A great all rounder who'll fit nicely into family life. Alert, playful and a good watchdog, the Vallhund is an easy dog to live with. Classified as Pastoral.

Swedish Vallhund Character

Alert, active, happy, playful, obedient, solid worker, and children's companion... this really is a versatile dog capable of neatly fitting into family life. It will guard property and people, and are generally OK with other animals, but caution is advised with anything smaller.

Swedish Vallhund Size

Small to medium. The Breed Standard stipulates, "Height at withers for dogs 33-35cm, bitches 31-33cm. The relation between height at withers and length of body should be 2:3. Weight 11.5-16kg."

Swedish Vallhund Health

A healthy, robust breed.

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Swedish Vallhund Special Care

Its cattle herding background may mean a tendency to nip at heals.

Remember! All breed profiles are general and every dog is an individual.