A small herding dog, the Swedish Vallhund has a muscular build, powerful gait, and intelligent, alert expression.
Lifespan: 12–16 yr
Height: 12–14 in
Weight: 20–36 lb
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.
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Always visit a professional veterinarian if you believe your dog may have health issues.