Welcome to the Wonderful World of the Swedish Vallhunds....and CAVAL Kennel in Particular.
This is our second guest book because the first got too long to load after 850 entries.
Please let others know about this wonderful breed...The SV is truly deserving of such
recognition. Thank you for visiting.
Carl Wirsen - 04/13/99 17:16:55
Hello, I am interested in learnuing more about this breed and where there are breedes in
the Northeast. We have Goldens presently, but am interested is a Swedish Vallhund as a
possible companion dog that would be good around our grandchildren. Comments?? Thanks a
Diane - 04/12/99 15:36:21
I'd like some information about the Vallhund. I had a mix once, german shepherd and
beagle. Looked so much like the Vallhund that when I stumbled upon photos of the Vallhund
I fell in love with the breed. I live in the Metro/Washington DC area (Virginia), are
there any breeders near me? Will there be any dog shows with Vallhunds near me any time
soon? I'd like to know about the nipping I keep reading about, I have two children (7
& 5), would that be a prob em? Sincerely, Diane
Floyd Miller - 04/07/99 17:36:54
I have a dog that we found two years ago. She had hung out around my wife's store for 2-3
days in the pouring rain. Our first impressions were that we had a shepherd/corgi mix and
the vet also said this. I had thought her "no tail" was the result of abus , but
the vet said it was normal (a corgi feature). No one claimed her and she has been the best
and smartest dog I ever owned. One day, I was looking through an encyclopedia of dog
breeds and saw the Swedish Vallhund - short, no tail, and a shepherd-lik head. All the
shaping matches my dog. I have gone on all the web sites I could find. Her shape,
behavior, and temperament all match the Vall breed. The stumbling block for me was her
color, which was basically white like a white shepherd. She's also pretty overweight. Then
I saw Hurstfield's yellow sable Valls and my dog has gotten darker the past year (after a
couple sheddings)to where her fur is more blonde than white and her hackles are brown when
raised. She is about 14.5 inches at the shoulder and is extremely smart and loyal. I am
pretty much convinced she may be a Vall, but my wife says I'm crazy and it's just wishful
thinking. My fear now is that if she really is a Vall, she somehow came from somewhere and
they would want her back or make e pay for her. Even if she isn't, I have come to love the
breed and heartily support their acceptance.
Bonnie Conner - 04/01/99 13:47:27
Am highly interested in Vals. Was disappointed I couldn't get through this web page - kept
saying it has been "reset". Take care!
Jackie Tune - 03/22/99 18:48:19
My Email:fourtuners@callnet uk.com
As an owner of a British Hurstfield Vallhund it is always interesting to see others as the
breed is still rare in the UK especially the northern parts of this country.It is usual to
be asked what is your Corgi crossed with. This is no longer amusing as she is now nearly 9
Michelle Wieferich - 03/19/99 18:43:10
These dogs are great. we have just brought home a siberian husky, but hope to bring
another dog into our home next year. Could you give me some basic price ranges and tell me
how they do in a home with different dogs already present. We live down state i Michigan
and get up to Charlevoix a few times a year. Michelle M
Bonnie - 03/14/99 22:53:02
Am enjoying learning about this breed! Thank you!
Judith Michels - 03/14/99 03:53:23
What a wonderful surprise finding your pages. I have been interested in SV's for a long
time. I am very intested in finding out more about your dogs, and perhaps visiting them.
How exciting! I have both kinds of corgis and an old lab. Wonderful site!
- 03/01/99 00:43:37
Flisan´s Kennel - 02/21/99 09:16:02
We have been updating our homepages in 3 language Check it out
helen/stephanie/doreen - 02/17/99 23:02:22
hi gail we are visiting thorin in flagstaff az. he is sage's half brother. he looks like
tali. he is 5 months sage will be 2 in april. he wants to play and sage is not in the
mood. are you still coming to az/? let us know ok we would love to get all the dogs
together..stephanie ellis,doreen, and helen sparrow
The Adam Family - 02/09/99 23:43:25
Thought I would send an update of Chubinz and Wulfie. They are the greatest. It is like
having two more kids. The Valls, however, are easier to get along with than are my
teenagers. The pups play together very well and get along with other dogs in the family.
They LOVE my dad's horses. THey are always on the lookout for something to do and have a
ton of energy. I would love to have more, but two is really plenty, as these do not grow
up and move out like people children (are supposed to do). Please feel free to email me if
you want to hear more. I will try to send pics for the page. Cindy Adam
Meriel LLoyd - 02/08/99 21:12:10
I thorougly enjoyed your pages.I have two SV's in the shape of Hurstfield Norge Kim and
Kitsam Laylas Viktor Sonn both gorgeous little dogs whom I'm completely besotted with.I
have pictures a plenty but these would have to be sent 'snail mail!'Details ple se.
Meriel LLoyd - 02/08/99 21:03:37
lotta seppälä - 02/07/99 14:25:10
hi! i`ve got two swedish vallhunds, fennican zoja zostarella & fennican beela
bengueela.i also think swedish vallhunds are great!!!i`m glad to know, that there are
swedish vallhunds in america, too. greetings for swedish vallhunds all over the world!
Arlene - 02/06/99 01:55:14
I'm intersted in learning all I can about this rare breed. Any information about SV's
would be very helpful. Thanks!
Hans Vermeulen - 01/30/99 11:29:09
No Comment just want to aske something. Why Vallhund? Vastgotapets is the name i have
leanrd during my studie fore judes. Please explan to me, with name is correct? al ready up
front thank you! Hans. P.S. My wife and i our the proude owners of 5 Bassethounds and 1
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever.
Roger Eriksen - 01/29/99 08:06:56
Hi i have updated my homepages check it out and send me your comments Flisans Kennel
Jane Grassie - Devon, U.K. - 01/23/99 18:52:26
What a fabulous site - I shall carry on surfing the other links in a moment. I have 2
Swedish Vallhunds, brother and sister from the same litter, called Yann and Hope. They are
3 years old now and while they can still be little devils at times - I would not change
them for the world!! They are wonderful and I could not recommend the breed highly enough.
They make great companions and are loyal guard dogs. GO VALLHUNDS GO!
Anne Wainwright Beckwith - 01/06/99 02:13:53
I have been interested in these guys since I saw Cheryl at the shows in Soo, ONT. 3 years
ago. You have a wonderful site, I love all the pictures. What is being done to have them
recognized here in the U.S.? Do they like other dogs? Have you ever plac d one with a
Marja-Riitta - 12/17/98 18:00:53
You have a very nice page. I really enjoyed my visit. Good pictures and info. Wish you
good luck in breeding and showing. Greetings from Finland! Marja-Riitta & BLACK
Meredith Brittain - 12/13/98 15:51:02
I've been in dog rescue for 22 years, in Pembroke Corgis/Corgi rescue for 15 yrs. and have
been intrigued with the Vallhund. I should NOT visit these pages, as the pictures of such
lovely dogs entice me further into the SV territory. These dogs remind me ery much of what
the Pembroke should be(and sadly anymore) may not always turn out to be;a
sturdy,energetic, sound herding dog. Could this dynamic, cold weather doggie make it in
sunny So.Cal.?? Maybe so!
Inga Lepola - 12/11/98 13:20:57
Hello, I have 8 adults and 1 six months old puppy of this lovely breed, Swedish Vallhunds.
Dogs of my breeding are living in Sweden 3, in France 3, in Holland 2 and in Slovenia 1
dog. I started breeding in 1989. There have been born 145 puppies since then in my home.
Greetings from Finland to all SV- funs all over the world.
Carol Martin - 12/09/98 19:16:47
Are any Vallhunds sold in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, or Oklahoma? I want to buy one.
paula takala - 11/09/98 16:25:21
greetings from finland, especially fin ch fennican urban ulf says woof woof to all
vallhunds in america
kathy lake - 10/23/98 02:31:31
What a wonderful breed. Who ever shows them for you??? Somebody wonderful I bet.
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Connie Shelangoski - 10/16/98 00:16:37
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Jacqui Bayliss - 10/10/98 14:58:35
Nice page. Very informative. Keep it up.
Doron A. Tal (Turkel) - 09/29/98 14:42:38
Outstanding web-site! How can one e-mail you if you don't put your e-mail on your pages?
Betsy Hilton - 09/14/98 01:32:51
Am very interested in this breed. Have been searching for 1 1/2 years for the
"right" dog and perhaps this is it. Interested in a female (not to breed.) Will
contact you by phone since you are so close!!! Very nice site, very informative. Wish I
had ound it a month ago, when maybe you would have had female pups.
The Adam Family - 09/13/98 20:07:25
Hello Everyone, We have arrived home with our second Vallhund from Caval Kennel. This
puppy is a grey male with a full tail. His name is Wulfgar, a Viking name, we will call
him Wulfie. He is so sweet. CHubinz is going to 1 year old on September 27th. She is not
too knocked out with Wulfie yet, but I know they will be good friends, as Chubinz as a
rule loves everyone. Best wishes to all...
Cindy Kingsley - 09/13/98 15:05:40
I am interested in purchasing a Swedish Vallhund. I currently have two Corgi Pembrokes and
I would like to add a Swedish Vallhund. Your web page is very informative and the Swedish
Vallhunds are beautiful.
Lorie Caval - 09/03/98 04:11:53
Your web site is quite lovely, but I really looked it up because of the name :-) Best
Regards, Lorie Caval, NYC
GARRY BEALE - 08/13/98 05:33:11
Love your page. I was a breeder in Australia for 5 years. Had a lot of sucess in the
showring. I'm currently giving Leonie a hand with her dogs.
Kate Bowman - 08/03/98 20:43:23
carrie payne - 08/01/98 19:18:35
When I was a kid, the family dog was a Welsh Corgi, whom we adored. My husband and I are
looking for a "pet quality" dog for our household in an apartment in Seattle.
Would a Vallhound be a good candidate?
Mark & Julie SIMPSON - 07/31/98 15:02:07
We are SV lovers in Adelaide AUSTRALIA - love the pups & we are currently looking for
another male, unfortunately - you are a little too far away for us. THANKS for the great
website. Warmest regards Mark & Julie
Sara Urton - 07/22/98 01:00:27
I'm 11 years old but allready I'm interested in showing. I just love Swedish Vallhunds! My
family might get one when our resident dog dies. But what I mean is that we could consider
it. Thanks it's been a pleasure talking to you! Sincerly, Sara U.
Judy Pape - 07/21/98 06:13:18
I am very interested in this dog. My daughter-in-law is also very interested in them. What
is the cost for a puppy? How hard to train? We live in Boise Idaho, are there any close by
that we could see? Do they work the front or the back of a animal?
sandi eaton - 07/17/98 14:36:39
great to see your vallhunds, we have pem wel corgis!
Henrik Jacobson - 07/16/98 12:48:36
I am a happy owner of two puppets from the world most fameous border collie, and movie
star TURBO. Please send me more information about your club, and in return we will send
you a lot of interesting stuff about TURBO.
Ingela Nordlander - 07/06/98 22:18:32
I am owner of a Swedish Vallhund. He is soon six months and I have had him since the
second of July this year. He is lovely an when he is not sleeping he spends his time
thinking of how to keep me busy to prevent him from carrying around everything that i on
the floor putting it in places where I never think of looking when I want it. But in any
case he is just lovely. Right now he is barking at a cat hoping I will stop sitting here
in front of the computer and play with him instead. This is the first tim I find a moment
to sit down. If anyone is interested I would be happy to chat about whatever comes to your
mind. It might be somewhat irregularly, because Asterix take almost all my time. But other
days will come... Greatings from Sweden, Asterix and Ingela
Flisans Kennel - 06/26/98 07:59:49
hello like your pages check out my pages
esther - 06/17/98 06:37:42
Hi, I'm a Dutch fan of the SV; planning to get a puppy soon. Thanks for al the relevant
info on your site. Esther
Sheila and Dennis Haddon - 06/03/98 21:37:39
Nice to see you
Karin Sundström - 05/24/98 18:21:25
Great to see the Västgötaspets is spreading around the world!
marianne&bitti - 05/22/98 21:48:04
Hey! terveiset itäisestä Suomesta (FIN). Eipämuutakuinmenoksivaan.
Ed & Whitney Torning - 05/19/98 17:25:40
We are the proud owners of Olaf - who was born at Caval Kennel. I hope Cheryl Albert
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Jacqueline Bieling - 04/23/98 12:02:55
Hi, here's a response from The Netherlands. We have about 250 Vallhunds in our country. We
call them vastgotaspets (spets for short), wich is also in Dutch a difficult name. I have
a swedish vallhund and a german shepherd. It is nice to hear that there ar vallhunds in
the States too!
Anne-Catherine Hautala - 04/20/98 21:52:46
Hallo everybody! What a nice suprise to learn that the Swedish Vallhund is known and
breeded even in the US. It is a good and healthy breed, with strong herding insticts. Good
Luck! I have a six years old male Vallhund, he is called Rasmus and is a wonderful family
dog. He is calm in the house and quit tireless outside. A dog for the active family.
Regards from Sweden/AC Hautala.
Ewa Sundin, Sweden - 04/18/98 21:11:33
jacqui bayliss - 04/11/98 14:05:01
Thanks Gail I enjoyed loking again. Thanks for the net sign. Jacqui. You are doing a great
job for the breed well done lass.
Sarah Molnar - 04/08/98 18:38:35
I am interested in purchasing a breeding pair if anyone can send me info it would be
Leonie Darling - 03/26/98 22:13:43
Hi Cheryl, Rudy's puppies are growing well. Hope you liked their photos. Well try to call
you tomorrow & have a chat hope you will be home. Leonie Dlarah Swedish Vallhunds
Cindy Adam - 03/22/98 01:46:02
Hi again, I forgot to mention that we would like him to be red sable, with a full tail if
possible. Thanks, Cindy A
Cindy Adam - 03/22/98 01:39:35
We are in the market for a male puppy, show quality Vallhund. We will travel to get him.If
you know of a breeder who is expecting a litter, please let us know. The Adam Family
Elliot and Vicki Miller - 03/21/98 23:52:25
Looking to purchase a SV sometime later this summer, perferrably a gray-sable female with
the possiblity of purchasing a male also. Love your pictures!!
Kimberly Cox - 03/20/98 21:10:24
Can you post the "old" guestbook, in case I missed something?
HISHART - 03/15/98 02:22:05
I AM INTERESTED IN THE SWEDISH VALLHUND BREED FOR A PET, ANY BREEDERS IN SO. CAL?