Swedish Valihund

Herding Group


Photos from Viking Dogs

The Swedish Valihund is a small, hardy and fearless herder and farm dog that is family friendly and. when socialized, good with other pets and children.  It is an alert dog and eager to please, and is neither vicious or shy. It is a calm dog tht adapts well to its surroundings.  Other profiles indicate they can be barkers yet some owners report no barking other than what other dogs would do (cats, squirrels, mailmen, etc)   They love exercise and will do well with owners that are hikers and walkers. They can be clowns and fun to be around – some have been known to jump vertically.

Average Height(“‘s)
Average Weight (#’s)
Notes for owners
Friendly and loyal
Medium/harsh Minimal Calm yet eager.  Could be a barker.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Profile

Swedish Valihund Club of America

American Swedish Valihund Society

Swedish Valihund International Society



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