Vastgotaspets (Swedish Vallhund)
Good with Kids:
Vastgotaspets also known as Swedish Vallhund is a dog with close resemblance to the Corgi and shared same ancestry. The fact that this dog has distinct Spitz characteristics seems to indicate origins in Scandinavia.
Country of Origin:
Small dog breeds
This dog is vigilant, alert, active, eager to learn, intelligent, and both affectionate and very loyal.
Herding dog breeds (AKC)(UKC)
The ideal shoulder height is 33cm (13in) for dogs and 31cm (12 Â½ in) for bitches.
Male: 9â14 kg
Female: 9â14 kg
The Vastgotaspets can get along well with children and it enjoys playing with them. It will always protect them from strangers who try to go close to them.
This is a characteristics of herding dogs. They generally get along with other dogs but tend to be rather reserved towards strangers.
The coat consists of smooth-laying yet coarse wiry hairs with a soft, woolly undercoat. The colour is steel grey with dark outer hairs or slightly reddish yellow with whiter patches. Streak, spotted, grey-brown, and yellow-brown are permissible but not preferred. Small white markings are also acceptable but they must never cover more than a third of the total coat.
Regular brushing and combing will keep the coat in good condition. Of course the ear passages should be kept clean and the claws kept short.
This dog is not difficult to train because it understands quickly what is expected of it.