Breed

Swedish Vallhund


AKC Grouping
Herding Group
Temperament
  • friendly
  • energetic
  • watchful

Demeanor
friendly

Choosing the Best Dog Food for an Overweight Swedish Vallhund

This Swedish herding dog may benefit from a breed specific dog food in controlled portions for the Swedish Vallhund to maintain optimal weight and health. Given the reduced activity level of today's Swedish Vallhund, over feeding can cause this breed to be quickly overweight.


Breed

Swedish Vallhund


AKC Grouping
Herding Group
Temperment
  • friendly
  • energetic
  • watchful
Demeanor
friendly

This Swedish national breed dates back to the 8th century and is revered for its hunting abilities in the frigid climate of Scandinavia This tiny breed packed a powerful punch in its ability to guard, protect and herd large game such as reindeer as well as sheep. Though very small for a herding dog, the Swedish Vallhund is exceptionally hearty and is very loyal to their owners. While the Swedish Vallhund can endure very warm climates, their shorter legs prevent them from traversing in deep snow. The Swedish Vallhund is by far mostly found in Sweden, it has landed on national registries in 10 additional countries. The Swedish Vallhund is an exceptional herding dog but is unable to traverse deep snow given its short legs.


Energy
very active
Grooming
only an occasional bath and brushing
Training
wanting to learn
Shedding
seasonally

Early Swedish Vallhunds were left to their own resources for food and no doubt survived on a diet of hunting spoils and small barn vermin. These hearty hounds excel in herding trials, flyball, showmanship and tracking at kennel shows throughout Europe. Nearly one third of Swedish Vallhunds inherit renal atrophy which can result in night blindness by age 10. Nearly extinct in 1942, dedicated breeders and national publicity revived this breed which is now registered in 10 countries worldwide. The Swedish Vallhund stands just over one foot tall and can enjoy a lifespan of up to 15 years. Today's Swedish Vallhund generally does not have to search much past the family kitchen for a bowl of prepared dog food. Given their reduced activity levels compared to their ancestors, the Swedish Vallhund needs controlled dog food portions to maintain optimal weight and overall health.


Spot & Tango is a family run and family operated organisation. When you purchase our dog food, we like to consider you a part of our extended family. As family, we want the best food for your Swedish Vallhund so that they can have the best chance at a long, healthy, and happy life. Numerous industrial dog foods have lots of fillers and ingredients that are not particularly useful for a Swedish Vallhund's diet. In many cases, that poor quality can add to a Swedish Vallhund being obese. We use nothing but the best ingredients: human grade food comprised of pure meat, veggies, and fruits. We promise that none of our food consists of gluten, wheat, soy, or artificial flavors.


Choice of dog food can be important for your Swedish Vallhund struggling with obesity. At Spot and Tango, we recognize the need for convenient, fresh, all-natural dog food for an overweight Swedish Vallhund. Our meals are specially formulated to match nutritional needs established by the AAFCO, while being free of artificial additives, fillers and preservatives. Quality ingredients such as lamb, turkey, beef, spinach, peas, carrots, egg, parsley, blueberries and cranberries are prepared in small batches at low temperatures in order to preserve both nutrients and flavor. Spot and Tango meals are great for a picky Swedish Vallhund and can offer health benefits such as increasing energy, boosting immunity, alleviating arthritis, protecting the coat and strengthening muscles. We recognize that no two Swedish Vallhunds are alike so we’ve created an easy online quiz to help determine the perfect dog food plan for your overweight Swedish Vallhund. Your customizable ready-to-serve meals will be delivered to your home in earth-friendly biodegradable containers. Keeping your Swedish Vallhund healthy and trim with quality dog food doesn’t have to be difficult. Get started with Spot and Tango today.