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The Breed's History:
The Swedish Vallhund is a very ancient national dog breed of Sweden and is often dated back to the 8th/9th century. It originated in the county of Vastergotland, which lies just south of Sweden's biggest lake Vanern. Here the small dog proved to be an excellent watch/guard and herding dog. They are known for their use in cow herding.
These dogs temperament made them suitable as a working dogs and watch dogs. The breed followed the Viking settlement of England and is thought to have played a part in the modern Corgi and the Lancashire heeler. In turn, the Swedish Vallhund is related to larger spitz dogs and moose hunting dogs of Scandinavia. Large dogs of this spitz-type, have been found buried with their masters in stone-age settlements in Scandinavia.
An example of this being skeletons remarkably similar to the modern Norwegian Elkhound's build, another spitz-dog related to the Swedish Vallhund.
The Swedish Vallhund is also known as the Swedish cattle dogs.
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11 inches to 1 foot, 1 inch. (27,94 to 33,02 cm)
22 to 35 pounds (9,97 to 15,88 Kg)
12 to 15 years
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Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA),
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