Hello tumblr allow me to present you the swedish vallhund
i´m VERY confused as you guys are not freaking out about these little guys yet since they´re basically WOLF CORGIS.
I swear to god, I thought it was a photoshop at first.
Oh my Glob, it’s “the little cattle dog of the Vikings”. Not only is it a wolf corgi, but it’s a Viking wolf corgi.
VIKING WOLF CORGI
VIKING WOLF CORGI
The Swedish Vallhund, also know as the Västergötland, is an ancient Spitz breed that was breed and raised as basically an everything dog. Even though their main purpose is to herd (mainly cattle, their small size allows them to dart between the cattle’s legs, but also sheep and goats), they were also expected to be ratters and guard dogs.
It is said by many breed historians that after groups of Vikings broke off from Scandinavia to settle in warmer climate farther south, in places like Wales, that they brought the Vallhunds with them and that is where you get your Pembroke and Cardigan Corgis.
The breed was nearly lost during the world wars, but was brought back from the brink of extinction by K. G. Zettersten and Björn von Rosen and five dogs they were able to find while riding bikes in the Swedish country side.
The dog featured in this post’s name is Trilure Missy, whom her owner calls Misty. She lives Texas at Osafin kennels, though she originally came from a kennel in Canada, which was when this picture was taken, she was so much more fluffy then.
She’s also my puppy, Nea’s, maternal aunt.
The Swedish Vallhund is a wonderful little breed, they’re smart and tenacious, and make great family pets. They have similar temperament to the corgis, but don’t have quite the same nippy attitudes as corgi females and the males are all love bugs.
To see more of Misty, check out Osafin.com
To learn more about the breed, swedishvallhund.com
And to see more of Nea, neatheswedishmeatball.com