Swedish Vallhund Breed Maintenance
The Swedish Vallhund requires daily brushing to reduce the amount of dead hair. Occasional baths can allow your Swedish Vallhund to look his best and should be completed every 6 to 8 weeks, more often if necessary. Nails should be trimmed every 3 to 4 weeks to ensure there is no overgrowth of nails. Ears should be cleaned and wiped weekly to avoid a buildup of debris and teeth should be brushed weekly. This breed is not hypoallergenic, is an average shedder, and is not known to have any significant smells. The activity level of this energetic family member is relatively high as this dog loves to herd and therefore, supervision is best when around small animals. Engaging in play and chasing after animals are natural traits so this pup would fare best in a home with a large yard where energy can be easily be burned off. A small apartment may not be suitable. An average climate would be best for this breed due to its double-coat. There is no specific diet for this breed but extra precaution should be taken so obesity does not become an issue.