After owning Australian Kelpies for almost 25 years, I decided to purchase a Vallhund for my daughter. I could not have chosen a more loyal and faithful companion for her. The breeder told me that the breed grows on you, and so it does, as now we have 5!!
Ausled's involvement with Vallhunds started in the eighties, we remain dedicated to this very versatile and loyal breed. Ausled is a family affair, our dogs are firstly part of the family.
We strive for temperaments that will fit into the home as well as being capable of participating in the life of their owners, obedience, herding, agility and showing are all in the scope of a Vallhund, as is beach and bush walks, swimming and chasing a ball, or just being there as part of the family !
We also pride ourselves on keeping up with the latest DNA diversity testing, only Aussie breeders to do so at this time.
Here at Ausled we are always happy to talk about our Vallhunds. This breed is in general, long-lived and easy to look after, trainable, grooming is moderate.
An endorsement from one of our puppy people, this is what makes it all worthwhile
" I wanted to let you know that because of what you do - the dedication to your dogs and the breed - families continue to be blessed, and lives changed. Today we welcomed our second Ausled puppy - Lyka "Womble" I was amazed at the ease with which she bonded with both us and Elkie. She is bold, fearless and full of love to give. Thank you for all the years you have strived to breed for consistent temperament. "
Home of the first Australian Obedience titled Vallhund.
Australia's premier and longest established Vallhund Kennel.
The Vallhund is close to my idea of perfection, ring me and find out more about The Dog of The Vikings
I fell in love with this breed when I paid a visit to Wynrik Kennels, Breeders of Welsh Pemboke Corgi`s and Swedish Vallhunds, when they moved to Victoria, these little dogs went out of their way for me to notice them, they had an amazing zest for life and energy hooked me instantly.
I was lucky enough to campaign 2 from Kloval Kennels. Aus Ch Kloval Pelle and Aus Ch Kloval Orissa. Upon moving to Queensland I then was given the amazing opportunity to start a partnership with the late but very well respected Leonie Darling ( Dlarah kennels) where I started to campaign Aus Ch Dlarah Kentucky Rain and her brother Supreme Ch Dlarah Little Red Corvette.
This breed is a loveable companion if you put the time in, they are a high energy breed that don`t do well just left to their own device. They are extremely intelligent and respond well to Agility or obedience. If you don`t have the time to train a puppy then this is not the breed for you.
I occasionally have puppies for sale to for ever homes and are sold on a non negotiable desexing contract.
Proud preservation breeders of outstanding Swedish Vallhunds, also known as Västgötaspets in Auckland, New Zealand.
Osuno was first registered with the NZKC (Dogs NZ) in 1969 and now spans 3 generations of the family passionate about purebred and pedigree dogs. We have a long and successful history in the New Zealand dog world beginning in 1969 with Chow Chows and for the last 19 years the Swedish Vallhund.
Health, temperament, genetic diversity and confirmation are of utmost importance to us in each and every Swedish Vallhund puppy we breed.
To achieve this we work with some of the worlds top Champion Swedish Vallhund lines imported from Sweden, Finland, England and Australia. All our Swedish Vallhunds are carefully health tested and thoughtfully paired with their best match in health, temperament, confirmation and genetic diversity.
We pride ourselves on being breeders of happy, healthy, well-adjusted puppies suitable as much loved family pets, working and show dogs.
Osuno Swedhish Vallhund puppies are generally available once or twice a year. If you’re interested in adding a Swedish Vallhund puppy to your family feel free to visit our website for information on our next litter of Swedish Vallhund puppies for sale / adoption.
Osuno Swedish Vallhunds are Members of Dogs New Zealand (NZKC) and the Swedish Vallhund Club.
We welcome inquiries from anyone interested in the breed.
Owning a vallhund was a long held dream of mine, so once I was in a position to do so, I started my hunt. I acquired my first Vallhund, Arche, from Maroki Kennels in New Zealand. Arche has been an absolutely amazing ambassador for the breed. I honestly could not have asked for a better bitch. A well rounded, social, stable girl, who steals hearts and kisses wherever she goes and is a joy to own. Since then, we have added to our Vallhund family with further imported bloodlines. Our dogs have proven themselves in the show rings and are much loved family members.
All our puppies are raised following the Puppy Culture Program and we are passionate about raising well rounded, versatile puppies.
Please feel free to contact me for any information on the breed, If I cant help with your request, I will be more than happy to pass you on to others who can. We are always open to meeting new people, and sharing the joy of the Västgötaspets!
Over many years I have watched Swedish Vallhunds at various shows and researched the breed for several years. I made the decision in 2016 to investigate welcoming a Vallhund into our home, so the journey began. Our first family member came from New Zealand from Osuno. Vallhunds and German Shepherds are amazing together. Our Vallhunds love to play with the Shepherds. At shows and wherever we take our Vallhund they are happy and loves to mix with any other breed of dog around. Nothing bothers them. They love meeting people and always warn us when someone is coming down the long drive often before the GSD's do. I am sure at times these little balls of energy think they are German Shepherds with short legs. They love to explore and check out everything and are such happy dogs to have around. Looking forward to growing our family of Vallhunds, we now have Tully and Nitro to join our show team. Like our German Shepherds we do all the health testing available, full DNA profile, we are part of the Swedish Vallhund Diversity testing program, all are fully eye tested as well. Our Vallhunds are regular visitors to Bunnings and around our local shops and markets. They are also very regular visitors to the Nursing home my mum lives in. They love visiting and interacting with the residents who also enjoy their visits.
We are only a small breeder and only have puppies every so often. Our lovely little Evie will have some puppies for us in August 2020. The Swedish Vallhund dates back to 8th Century Sweden where the breed was utilised as farm dogs, primarily for herding cattle. The Swedish Vallhund is known in its native land as Vastgotaspets, which means Spitz of the West Goths. This dog is also known as the Swedish Shepherd.
In Sweden it is believed the Vallhund travelled to Wales with the Viking raiders and went on to become the ancestor of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. The Swedish Vallhund was first introduced into Australia in 1981. AVERAGE LIFESPAN Swedish Vallhunds can live up to 15 years of age. BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT The Swedish Vallhund is a chirpy little working dog, in which the herding instinct is still very evident. An energetic breed, the Vallhund is friendly, active, agile and very intelligent. It responds well to training due to its eager-to-please personality and is very trustworthy with children. These dogs do well at obedience, love agility and are accomplished trackers. COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS The Swedish Vallhund is quite trustworthy with other dogs. CARE REQUIREMENTS Vallhunds are tough, hardy dogs, not subject to any particular ailment. When properly cared for, they are seldom ill. Their low maintenance coat is weather resistant and easily repels mud and grime. They have a major moult at least once a year.
Baxsiter Swedish Vallhunds are made up of: Ch Barahwolfe Snowdrift Wombat at Icanhaz Imp NZ aka Drifter, Osuno Winter Magic at Baxsiter Imp NZ aka Winter and new kid on the block.... Osuno Grey Gossip Imp NZ aka Valen
Drifter was the boy who started it all and made us truly fall in love with the breed. After 3 years of loving the breed, our dream came true when we were entrusted with the beautiful Winter, our foundation bitch. Another opportunity arose to import a boy from impressive Finnish lines. We look forward to what the future holds for these 3!
Snodogz Of Australia is very proud to introduce our Swedish Vallhund dogs. We take a lot of pride in our beautiful breed/show dogs. With the support and expertise of American and Swedish breeders, we are achieving our goals to produce beautiful, strong, confident and endearing dogs. Vallhunds have a deep and rich history as working cattle dogs, but have the temperament that makes wonderful fun family companion dogs.They are also very smart and loyal. Our dogs and puppies are raised in our family home with love and care. There are no kennels here. We breed occasional litters with emphasis on health, diversity and especially temperament. With thanks to the generosity of our American associate, we have recently imported our new stud dog. He was sired by a champion stud dog from Sweden and has his first puppies on the ground now. We bring a lifetime of animal husbandry expertise and competitive drive to the show world. Our passion and endeavour is small in that we breed puppies for quality, not quantity. Performance and trainability are standard traits with our breed. Genetic diversity is a high priority and subsesquently guarantees strong healthy puppies for years of fun and friendship. We look forward to challenging the status quo, both here and overseas, and have exciting plans for 2019 and beyond. Please contact us for a chat about our lovely Swedish Vallhunds.
Balgravia of Australia is proud to introduce our Swedish Vallhund dogs. We take a lot of pride in our beautiful show dogs.
Vallhunds have a deep and rich history as working cattle dogs, but also have the temperament to make wonderful family pets.They are vey smart and loyal. Our dogs are raised in our home as part of our family.There are no kennels here.
Performance and trainability are standard traits with our beed. Our dogs have wonderful loving personalities, they are fun, happy but also can be energetic. Please contact us for a chat about our lovely Swedish Vallhunds.
Torvall Swedish Vallhund Kennel is the oldest current Swedish Vallhund breeding kennel in New Zealand with over 12 years experience with the breed. Located near Ongaonga in the heart of Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, we are committed to breeding happy, healthy pups of a good breed standard. Of great importance to us is having dogs with a good temperament. At present we have 3 breeding bitches NZCH Torvall Crackling Rosie and NZCH Torvall Pink Petticoat and Torvall My Leannan. Chala (NZCH Torvall Crackling Rosie) won Best of Breed at the Nationals two years running and also Intermediate of Group at the Nationals under breed specialist judge, Elizabeth Cartledge. Chala has the most awesome nature and is both a joy to show and as a great companion. Our current stud dog is Rhonan (NZCH Vallarity Highland Fling) - an awesome red coloured Vallhund
We are happy for people to come and visit or to email us with any questions you may have about the breed
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