Imagine if you will, a dog that is multiply-faceted
in every positive way imaginable for a dog.. endearing, courageous,
alert, loving, high-spirited, uncannily intuitive, and focused
on you.. and now picture that dog in a handy size, a "pint-sized"
pixie called a Swedish Vallhund. "Faster than a speeding
bullet" and effervescently nimble, these dwarf-like wolves
will steal your heart away.
A rare breed that originated in Västergötland, Sweden,
and came to recognition and restoration there in the 1940's.
In the 1980's a few were imported to the United States and today
there are only about a half a dozen known breeders here. Categorically
they are a Spitz breed. They have also been referred to as "primitives,"
because they have some qualities similar to the Wolf, and because
their background has been traced back to the Viking era. They
make wonderful herding and agility athletes and an all around
loving family member.
When I became interested in this unique breed that reminded me
of tiny German Shepherd Dogs, I soon learned that this Rare Breed
was indeed scarce! Eventually I was led to the idea of the importation
of these five from Sweden, with a plan of eventually breeding
my own. They are called Västgötaspets in Sweden. I
was also infatuated with the idea of a little doggy from my paternal
grandmother's homeland, Sweden. Her name was Charlotte Marie
These "furry little people" as I call them, are irresistibly
charming and your life will be delightfully changed by their
May I introduce them to you: