Suddanly Vallhunds (est. 2008)
Owned, Bred, or Sired
3 AKC Grand Champions
6 AKC Champions
2 National Specialty Winners
2 Regional Specialty Winners
1 Eukanuba BOB winner
1 BOB Westminster Winner
2 AOM Westminster KC
1 Top Ten US Conformation ranking 2012
***AKC Breeder of Merit***
Swedish Vallhunds are primarily Herding/working dogs. Our pups are produced primarily for the descriminating puppy buyer who will work with their pup in herding or other performance/conformation venues.
Special thank you to Rebekah and Robert James for working with me on Sunny and her first litter and their continuing support and friendship..
Thank You to Cheryl Rolfe for allowing us to breed to Bo, working wtih me on Jasper, and for being a friend/mentor to the new kid on the block.
Thank you to Debbie Tapp , RIP, and Sharron Pakorski for working with me on Star and Tulip.
Thank you to Cheryl Albert for the opportunity to own and work with Storm.
How we got into Vallhunds-
We got our first Vallhund, Sunny, KingsCrest Sunflower, in 2008. I had wanted an inside dog that had the temperament of a large dog and would not be intimidated by our larger Swissys.
When I was researching the breed, I really liked two Kennels, Castleavery Kennels, Irish, and Starvon Kennels, British. Imagine my surprise when I found out that Rebekah James had imported her girl Tia from Castleavery Kennel in Ireland and only lived about two hours from us in North Carolina.
We started communicating with Rebekah and we selected Sunny for my first foundation Vallhund. What a girl. She is fun, bright, and very mischievious. She finished her Championship before 18 months. She finished her Grand Championship at age 3. Thank You Rebekah and Robert James for all your help and support... Could not have had such a wonderful experience without Sunny.
We have pictures of Sunny below and as you can see she is not a wall flower,,, she fits in with our Motto that "Our Dogs are into Everything".
According to everything I have read they are a primitive dog and can be hard to house break.
We went out of our way to get Sunny out as a pup and really expose her to a new place or experience every week up until she was a year old... All this work paid off with dividends... She is very self confident and outgoing.
In our experience she had to be let out during the night at least once until she was about six months old and then she stopped having to go out until morning. The other thing we did is that we NEVER left Sunny unattended in the house for the first year of her life... if we left the house she was put into a crate with a chew toy or left out in a secure yard. We never gave her the opportunity to use the bathroom in the house. Again this hard work paid off and we have had very little house breaking issues.
As you can tell we love her. She has the temperament of a well adjusted German Shepherd. She is eager to please, virtually unbreakable and is very athletic for those of us who like to do performance things with our dogs.
Look at the pics below of Mom- Sunny,,, Dad-Bo, and their beautiful puppies from her first litter. All are in wonderful homes.
Sunny's breeding soundness exam results are as follows:
Hips- OFA Fair
Elbows- OFA Normal
The Bo x Sunny litter was born on June, 25,2010... 4 Boys , 3 Girls.
Below I have included a Resume or Bio on the Dad-Bo
UK Ch. & Am GCh Starvon I'm The One
CERF, DNA & UK Hip Scheme scores 4-3=7
Born in England 3/13/2003
First UK & Am Ch SV
Best Puppy SV at Crufts 2004
BOB Crufts 2007 (earned 3rd CC & Ch title)
Imported to US April 2007
Finished AKC Ch Sept 1, 2007 w/4 majors
Award of Excellence Eukanuba 2007
First SV BOB winner at Westminster 2008
Best Stud Dog SVCA National Specialty 2009
BOS Westminster 2010
3rd SV Grand Champion June 2010.
Has sired only 16 puppies.
Only 4 are old enough to be shown. 1 was Best Puppy SVCA National Specialty 2009. 2 are AKC Champions, 1 is a UKC Ch and has 9 (1 major) AKC Ch pts.
See Bo's Pics below with his pups.
**** Special Thanks to Cheryl Rolfe for handling this breeding. Really appeciated her dedication and going above and beyond in getting this breeding done.
Baby pics 4 wks
Baby pics 6 wks
baby pics 7 wks
Herding at 9 wks
pups at 7 months
Our Second Vallhund girl
One of the many Dogs not related to my lines that stood out was Debbie Tapp's Toby. He is not only beautiful but also throws as nice or nicer than himself and he also throws pups with working drive and attitude.
When Debbie Tapp told me about her upcoming litter out of a Toby daughter, I was thrilled.
We are calling her Mill Creek's Sudnly Shinning Star. Special thank you to Sharon, Dexter's mom, who graciously lost the arm wrestle contest for Star and let me take her home. I had a sore arm all the way home. <VBG>
Star is a beautiful pup. Her temperament reminds me of the little chicken hawk that is always bothering Foghorn Leghorn. She is a bundle of energy and is fearless in any new situations. Never takes NO for an answer. She is a brat and I love her attitude. I hope to show her in conformation and performance events.
If all turns out, hopefully she and my boys will make some very beautiful pups sometime in the future.