The Swedish Vallhund is described as fearless, energetic and alert. Although they enjoy either a rural lifestyle or suburban lifestyle, they crave human attention and are very devoted to their owners. The Vallhund is responsive and even-tempered with most people, but they can be wary of strangers. As a result, it should be properly socialized and trained as a puppy as to avoid over-protective behavior as an adult. They are known for heel nipping due to their instinctive herding traits. The breed, an average shedder, is easy to groom with a comb and firm bristle brush.
The Swedish Vallhund can live for about 12-14 years.
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