Fantasi's Let's Get Dangerous at Winterglen
DOB: July 9, 2016
CH. Larska's Nitroglycerin X CH. Fantasi's Briar Rose
OFA Hips: Good VG-310G25F-VPI
OFA Elbows: Normal VG-EL123F25-VPI
Eyes: Cleared Annually, last February 2020
Retinopathy: Clear, AHT
In 2016, my husband decided he wanted is own dog. And he didn’t want, a Labrador! GASP!
After lots of thought and consideration, a Swedish Vallhund was the breed we decided upon. And Freyja joined our family, thanks to her breeders Pam and Nicole Arbath for taking a chance on us.
Swedish Vallhunds are an ancient breed that accompanied the Vikings in their daily lives. Used for herding livestock, ratting, and keeping an eye on the farm. They are active, alert, with classic herding dog intelligence. Swedish Vallhunds are ancestors to the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, who they resemble, but with more leg, less body, and can have any tail length from a stub to a full Spitz curl over the back. They excel in many activities and are great companions. That being said, they aren’t for everyone. being herding dogs, they do bark and offer their commentary on all topics and happenings. They are very loyal to their people and are happiest when their whole “pack” is together. They can be prone to separation anxiety due to this dedication.
Freyja is my husband’s little girl, accompanying him on all his rounds about town and on our small homestead. She and I dabble in dog sports with my husband’s blessing. Though Freyja loves me and her Labrador companions, she is his girl through and through. Freyja is wicked smart, misses nothing, is sweet, and has a terrific sense of humor. We didn’t know what our lives were missing until she came along. More Vallhunds will follow in Freyja's paw prints and we currently are planning our first litter.