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Swedish Vallhund:Dog Breed Profile

The Swedish Vallhund is native to Sweden and originated in the 6th century. The Swedish Vallhund was raised mainly by Swedish farmers in the 8th century and was originally used to graze cattle. Swedish Vallhund is intelligent, energetic, and easy to breed, making them ideal for domestic pets. Because it is small, strong, healthy, and easy to care for, it is patient to play with children and can be played with at any time.

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  • About Swedish Vallhund Breed

    The Swedish Vallhund is an ancient Spitz breed. For centuries, this breed has been used not only as a farm dog but also as a cattle dog. A small Spitz herder, the Swedish Vallhund is powerful and fearless. The reasonable ratio of height to length is 2:3. It has a square head, erect ears, compact thick coat of medium length, and black coat. The Double coat of the Swedish Corgi is a distinctive feature of the breed. The tail is natural (long, stumped, or cut short) or is severed. This breed is intelligent, alert, and energetic in appearance. Balance, appearance, temperament, and movement are important. This breed is excellent not only for traditional animal husbandry but also for proper training such as obedience, tracking, agility, etc., or as a family companion dog.

Swedish Vallhund Breed Daily Care

Swedish Vallhund are short-haired dogs, so it's easy for us to groom our dogs without having to spend a lot of money on grooming every year like other breeds. We just want to ensure simple grooming once a day, once a month to wash it. However, it's important to note that we should not give our dogs human body wash, as this could cause skin problems, so we'd better use pet-specific cleaning products.

Swedish Vallhund is not picky about what they eat, but we try to ensure that our dogs are fed with natural food, and we refuse all kinds of commercial food sold in supermarkets, which are heavy in oil and salt. We can also give our dogs carrots regularly for nutrition and teeth grinding. In addition, Swedish Vallhund's body shape determines that he needs a lot of calcium, so we try to choose a high-calcium diet and pay attention to chondroitin supplement after middle age.

Due to the inflammation caused by external stimuli, when the Swedish Vallhund is bitten by fleas and ticks, comes into contact with chemical agents with sensitive substances in the ingredients, and is infected by bacteria and mold, it will cause the dog to be allergic. Fleas or mites are common allergens.

We can relax our Swedish Vallhunds by going for a walk or play a game to improve our relationship. Note that each assignment should be simple and clear so that the dog does not confuse or suspect or resist the owner's instructions.

 We should pay attention to keep the Swedish Vallhund away from Windows and balconies when taking care of the dog. We should avoid leaving Windows and balconies open, as puppies are small enough to pass through the fence. It can also climb onto furniture and overturn it.

Swedish Vallhund Breed History

The Swedish Vallhund was raised mainly by Swedish farmers in the 8th century and was originally used to graze cattle. In 1942 the species was endangered and in very small numbers. Dog experts have made great efforts to revive the breed and keep its population rising. In 1948 the Swedish Dog Owners' Club recognized it. In 1964, the Swedes changed the name to "Vasgotaspets", which are now widely distributed in Sweden. Swedes believe it is the ancestor of the Corgi throughout Europe, but this claim has been widely debated. Whether the Swedish corgi is an ancestor of the Corgi or a descendant of the Corgi has not been determined. It is small, but powerfully built and has boundless energy. The shape of the dog bears a striking resemblance to the Welsh Corgi, but the color tends to be soft. The Federal Kennel Club recognized it in 1996.    

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