Greetings from Sweden

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  1. bella212741

    bella212741 Isabel

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    My name is Isabel and I own two Swedish Vallhunds (Gizzmo and Bessa), a cat (Smulan) and a parrot (Mimmi), we all live in Sweden.

    The Swedish Vallhund is a rare ancient breed with ancestors going back as far as the Viking era. The Swedish Vallhund is an amazing breed, it´s a small but very strong dog with a huge personality who loves to work. It doesn´t mater if it´s about herding cattle, agility, obedience or search and rescue, you can use the Vallhund to all of it.

    Best regards
     
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    Barb04 Love my pets Staff Member

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    Wow, I've never seen or heard of a Swedish Vallhunds. How big do they get? Welcome to the board.
     
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    bella212741 Isabel

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    They look like small German Shepherds and are just the coolest. The ideal size for dogs is 33 cm (12,99") and for bitches is 31 cm (12,21"). Varietion of 1 cm over or under the ideal height is permitted.

    Have a nice day
     
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    Hi Isabel, welcome to the Dog Forums!

    Nice dog, I never seen one either :)

    Chazhound
     
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    bella212741 Isabel

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    Thank you Chazhound

    Not many have, even here in Sweden the Vallhund is considered as a rare breed.

    Best regards
     
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    Melissa S. New Member

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    Welcome Isabel....Your dogs are beautiful! Sounds like a great breed. :)
     
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    roni K-9 lover ;)

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    Welcome...very cool dogs!
     
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    milo Labrador lover!!!!!

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    Hi ya and welcome to the site!!!Like ya pic!! :D
     
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    bella212741 Isabel

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    Thank you all for making me feel so welcome

    Best regards
     
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    welcome! Where did you find this dog? HOw much did you pay for it?
     
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    bella212741 Isabel

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    Thank you Candy

    I payd 1000 USD (900 EUR) for Gizzmo and I got him at Kennel Rätt o Slätt. I don't know in which country you live but if you are interested you can look att my webpage "The Lundstedt Vikings" (the english version) and you will find a linkpage with severel breeder around the world, maybe you find one in your country :p

    Gizzmo is my first Vallhund and is my "once in a lifetime dog". I have had German shepherds all my adult life but I have never had a dog with such personal charm, this breed do have huge personality.

    Best regards
    Isabel
     
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    Renee750il Felurian

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    I looked at your website. I couldn't get the English version, but did look at the gallery. What beautiful little dogs! You Shepherd is a handsome creature, too, but I've a real weakness for them.
     
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    bella212741 Isabel

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    That's odd :confused:

    Is there anyone else that can't reach the english version through the swedish one???

    Here is the address that goes directly to the english version "The Lundstedt Vikings", maybe you can reach the page through it. Please let me know how it goes.

    Best regards :)
    Isabel
     
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    Renee750il Felurian

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    Thanks! That link worked. Very neat little dogs you have there. It always amazes me how well the old breeds developed for their differing harsh environments - and how they've survived into modern times.
     
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    bella212741 Isabel

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    Hi Renee

    Good to hear the link worked. It really is quite amazing how well dogs adjust to our way of life.

    Best regards
     
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    JRT_Rattie_Mom Terrier Lover!

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    Welcome Isabel!

    What beautiful dogs you have! I had never heard of the Vallhund breed before, and enjoyed visiting your web site.
     

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