|The Swedish Vallhund is|
short, but tough.
These dogs are traditionally used to herd cattle, catch vermin, and guard the home. Today, they excel at obedience, agility, tracking, herding, and flyball. They're intelligent, alert, and eager to please at the same time as they are athletic and active. As long as they get some daily exercise they make great pets.
In Sweden, docking of the tail is not allowed, but some Vallhunds are still seen with bobtails; they can be born with no tail, with a stub tail, or with a full tail.
The Vallhund has been pictured on stamps around the world. Some of the countries featuring it are Sweden, Nicaragua, Ukraine, Mali, and Russia.