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The Swedish Vallhund (Västgötaspets):

A legacy of the Vikings
Available through this website

(English only)

200 pages


Including eight pages full colour photographs

One hundred and ninety b/w photographs

An extensive Glossary of Terms and pedigree data for each photo




1.  Origins – Viking legacy or myth


2.  The Founding histories – Sweden, Australia,   

Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States of America.


3.  Structure including 137 illustrations by   

Margaret Davidson and an extensive elaboration of the Breed Standards.


4.  Genetics including; Colour genetics and the breed, coat, clef palates, cryptorchidism, eye diseases, hip dysplasia, hypothyroidism and legg calve perthes disease.


5.  Breeding, Puppies and Evaluation


6.  Training, written by the world renowned Lucille Ellem.


7.  Specialty pursuits; agility, conformation showing, junior showmanship, earth dog, endurance, flyball, herding. Lure coursing, musical freestyle, obedience, tracking and search and rescue.


8.  About the author


Orders are now open.  Full price $60.00 AUD    including taxes.  Postage costs additional


Paypal payments are accepted or monies maybe be sent directly to the author.


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The Book about the breed