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 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. They will feel uneasy if their human family is spread out. This is a habit that can either be encouraged for working farm dogs or discouraged in companion pets. The Swedish Vallhund is a “big dog with short legs” and does not have the temperament of dwarf dog breeds. It is calm, balanced and intelligent.
When looking for a puppy to purchase it is highly recommended to contact any of the Breed Clubs we have listed for this breed since it is they who should be able to put you in touch with members who have bred litters according to their Club’s Code of Ethics.
BUYER BEWARE; Some breeders listed here may not be members of a Swedish Vallhund Breed Club, there may be good reasons for this, but ask the question before you enter into any transaction.
VIC , Bendigo; “AUSLED” Sharon and Terry Donaldson + 03 54 4631 59 firstname.lastname@example.org
NSW , Corrimal; “AKKA” Lisa Jonsson +04 02 585 164 email@example.com
Malmö ; “VIKING” Isabel Lundstedt +0709 70 34 06 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lidhult ; “Stenrikas” Eva-Maj Karlsson + 035-83052 email@example.com
Västerås ; “ELKE” Ewa Elke-Sundin + 0704 745 315 firstname.lastname@example.org
CARMARTHENSHIRE ; “Valladar” Joanne Stockbridge +01269 269354 email@example.com
HEMEL HEMPSTEAD ; “THORJAKKER” Sharon Sibley +01442 253021 firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE ; “Bowkol” Fiona Cameron & Tim Woods +07752609120 email@example.com
SCARBOROUGH ; “Vallier” Miss Lorraine Cornier +01723 581726 firstname.lastname@example.org
SUFFOLK ; “Pepperthyme” Wendy Amon +01379 788048 email@example.com
SUFFOLK ; “Mystarz” STELLA COOMBES +01473 831833 firstname.lastname@example.org
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
MN , Echo; “MINIKOTA” Lori Schaunaman +507 925 3106 email@example.com