So you’re looking to adopt an Swedish Vallhund, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “With their thick sable coat, sturdy construction, and overall no-frills look, Vallhunds are a timeless breed, as comfortable in a suburban backyard as they were on the prow of Viking longships 1,200 years ago. These lively herders are built long and low to the ground—in not quite as exaggerated a fashion as their distant cousins the corgis, but the idea is the same: Their build makes it easier to nip at the heels of cattle and avoid kicks to the head. Balance, power, and smooth movement are breed hallmarks. The long and low Swedish Vallhund, Viking Dog of ancient legend, is a smart and sociable herder of dense coat and boundless energy. These rugged cattle dogs are known for their zest for life, unique vocalizations, and cheerful demeanor.”
An Swedish Vallhund typically ranges from 29.21cm to 34.925cm in height, and weighs from 9.071847400000001kg to 15.875732950000002kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Swedish Vallhund breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Swedish Vallhund insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.