Swedish Vallhunds, A Viking Legacy
Temperament, Type & Health
Established in 1988 under prefix Midas and then Vallarity in 2004, we are situated in the rural, central North Island on a certified organic farm.
With acres of land to roam, streams to swim in, orchards to explore and woodland access, their days are never boring.
Our Breeding dogs are health tested and genetically diversity tested with UC Davis, USA before being bred. While the Swedish Vallhund is a robust breed, we err on the side of caution to ensure that we, and our buyers, have a healthy puppy with a generous life expectancy.
Our Vallhunds will be found competing in dog sports, on the farm herding cattle/sheep, in family homes, in Search and Rescue and as Therapy/Support dogs. Some have saved their humans, with one being recieving a National award for life saving. But most importantly, they are much loved family members.
So, this is a versatile breed and able to meet the expectations of most people wanting a loyal and clownish companion. Once we know the requirements for our puppies, we evaluate their temperaments, during the 1st eight weeks, to suit the lifestyle they will be heading to.