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The Swedish vallhund also called "västgötaspets" is a breed of dog. It is believed that the Swedish vallhund distinguished itself during the age of Vikings, more than 1,000 years ago. Known as the "Viking dog", the vallhund was bred to herd cattle, catch vermin (such as rats), and guard the home. The vallhund was also referred to as "the little cattle dog of the Vikings".


This breed makes a great companion and can also be used for herding and ratting. They love human attention and are very devoted to their owners. They are a clownish type dog and can be a show-off at times. The Swedish vallhund is responsive and even-tempered with most people, but they can be wary of strangers and should be properly socialized and trained as a puppy as to avoid over-protective behavior as an adult. They are also known for heel nipping due to their inbuilt herding traits. This is a habit that can either be encouraged for working farm dogs or discouraged in companion pets.


The Vallhund can compete in dog agility trials, obedience, Rally obedience, showmanship, flyball, tracking, and herding events. Herding instincts and trainability can be measured at noncompetitive herding tests. Vallhunds that exhibit basic herding instincts can be trained to compete in herding trials.

Source: Wikipedia

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Registered Swedish Vallhund Breeders

Ausled Swedish Vallhunds - Bendigo, VIC
Breeding Swedish Vallhunds is a passion and we strive to be the best at what we do. Lifetime support, help with any problem, please call or email, ... read more
Balgravia Swedish Vallhund's - Swedish Vallhund Breeder - Gleneagle, QLD
I am very happy to introduce Balgravia Swedish Vallhunds.

My partner and I live on a small farm in Gleneagle, close to Brisbane and the Gold ... read more
Baxsiter White Swiss Shepherds
We are registered ANKC breeders and exhibitors in the conformation ring. We occasionally have puppies available.

Feel free to contact us with any ... read more
Icanhaz - Swedish Vallhund & Great Dane Breeder - Gold Coast, QLD
Owning a Vallhund was a long held dream of mine, so once I was in a position to do so, I started my hunt in 2014. I acquired my first Vallhund, ... read more
JVals Swedish Vallhunds
Breeder of purebred Swedish Vallhund dogs. read more
Stefindy Swedish Vallhund
Very happy to introduce myself and my beautiful Swedish Vallhunds. I have the retired Miss Evie. Her daughter Miss Gypsi our lovely Audrey and the ... read more