Colour: Steel grey, greyish-brown, greyish-yellow, reddish-yellow, reddish-brown
Lifespan: 12 to 14 years
Swedish Vallhund is a watchful, alert, energetic, friendly, eager to please and courageous breed of dog.
Swedish Vallhunds are strong, playful and vigorous. Bred to herd cattle, they have a tendency to nip at heels when excited, and need active, playful owners to channel their energy into more acceptable games.
Originally bred to herd and guard cattle and for vermin control on farms.
The Swedish Vallhund is playful and energetic.
High. Needs to have its abundant energy channelled.
Owners: affectionate, independent
Children: good, may nip heels in play
Other pets: can be problematic
Strangers: good if well socialized
Unfamiliar dogs: can be problematic
Active, experienced owner who has plenty of free time for training, play and exercise.
Likely to nip heels in play or to see off strangers.
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