• Swedish Vallhund

    A small herding dog, the Swedish Vallhund has a muscular build, powerful gait, and intelligent, alert expression.

  • Group: Companion
    Lifespan: 12–16 yr
    Height: 12–14 in
    Weight: 20–36 lb

  • Care

    Brushing the Swedish Vallhund at least once per week will help remove cast-off hair and reduce shedding. During the semi-annual shedding season—when this breed blows its coat—daily brushing and regular baths (followed by a little time under the hairdryer) can help. Trimming nails, cleaning ears, and brushing teeth should also be part of every dog's grooming routine, regardless of breed.

    Swedish Vallhunds need a high-quality dog food appropriate for their life stage (e.g., puppy, adult, senior). Also, consider a diet formulated for active breeds. Though the Swedish Vallhunds are highly energetic, they tend to become overweight. Prevent this by measuring out meals rather than free-feeding. And limit treats to no more than 10% of your dog's daily calories.

  • Disorders

    Always visit a professional veterinarian if you believe your dog may have health issues.