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Teddy - Show, Pet, Therapy, Working and Stud Dog

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Dexter - Show, Stud, Pet and Working Dog

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Charlie - Show, Pet, Stud and Working Dog

Natalie, Kath and Lynne welcome you to our website and hope you find it interesting and  informative.

Feel free to contact us anytime for any further information, or to set up an appointment to come and visit.

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9 Puppies born at Torvall - 6 April


Some pups still available


5 Puppies born at Vallarity - 9 April




NZCH Vallarity Foxtrot Bravo

Many thanks to the Judges who recognised Charlie's quality

Charlie and Lynne RUBIG

Runner Up Best In Group and Junior of Group

Pictured with Lynne and Mrs S Tringham (Judge)

Charlie and Team

Runner Up Best In group and Junior In Group

Pictured with Lynne, Mr P Tjekstra (Judge) and some of our Team - Kath (Back), John and Kaye


Vallarity, Torvall and Vanaheim, along with our International Associates, remain separate identities, however we are all dedicated to working together for the good of the Swedish Vallhund Breed and the preservation of its characteristics, health and genetic diversity, with careful selection and record keeping. 


Working with specialist Veterinarian Clinics, we strive to breed puppies of sound body and mind, health testing parents, which includes 

* Hip/elbow xrays

* DNA testing

* Annual eye examinations.

 Breeding dogs is something we take seriously and do not make puppies without careful consideration of the results, for the good of the breed, now and for future generations.


Mindful of the diversity of this breed, we are the only breeders in NZ to actively include:

* Red colour

* Rare lines

* Bob tail 

* Long tail

In our breeding programmes.

Tail Types

Ricky and Charlie



    Our Vallhunds success in the showring, at Group and In Show level, the Agility Arena, Obedience and Herding speaks volumes for their quality of type and temperament.  However, it is their social skills, relaxed behaviour and very happy puppy owners that is our greatest success story

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Our Swedish Vallhunds are excelling in Agility, Therapy, Search & Rescue, Tracking, Obedience, Herding, Conformation showing and companion pets.

Conservation efforts are being made to preserve rare bloodlines! 


With only 4 lines left - 2 being extremely rare, we believe it is vital to protect the 2 rare lines for the future of the breed.  While still health testing, hip scoring, annual eye examinations and DNA profiling, we are working on a breeding programme that will see these lines expanding back into the very limited gene pool.


A matriline is a line of descent from a female ancestor to a descendant via a line of females. A matriline can be drawn from todays females all the way to the females of the foundation stock: from daughter to mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and so on.

Mitochondria are the power plants of the cell: They supply cell with energy.  In addition to that, mitochondria have their role in regulating the cycle, growth and death of cells.  In a Matriline, the mitochondrial DNA (mt DNA) has descended from a mother to a daughter.  Males also inherit mtDNA from their mother, but they cannot pass it on.  Offspring inherits mtDNA always from the mother, and the genes of the father do not affect mtDNA in any way.  If the matriline is broken, the mtDNA of that line is lost.

There are only two matrilines left among Swedish Vallhunds. 


A patriline is a father line, or a sire line as it could be called in the dog world. A patriline is a line of descent from a male ancestor to a descendant via line of males: a sire, his sire and his sire, and so on. Males Y chromosome descents in the patriline.

Out of these 13 patrilines, 11 have died out

Today, there are only two intact patrilines: Mopsens and Tjappos.   Tjappos line is hanging by a thread. If Tjappos patriline disappears, there is only one version of chromosome Y and the DNA it contains left in the breed



Credit: Halla Seppala, Konnunkoden Swedish Vallhunds (Finland


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The rare 6% Tussi Matriline is only present in Trendam Busy Being Fabulous

The rare 1% Tjappo Patriline is only present in Vallarity Foxtrot Bravo & Bodeneis Foxy Folkmar


We have the only breeding Swedish Vallhund's to carry these rare bloodlines in NZ.



2012 National SV group

The Team of NZ Swedish Vallhund Breeders

Back Row: Lynne Henry, Charlotte Hoier (Breed Judge - Denmark), John Moore

Front Row: Candyce Orchard, Natalie Morgan, Kathy Sloane.   Kaye and Keith not pictured

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NZCH Vallarity Foxtrot Bravo wins 2x Reserve Best In group, the 1st time this has been achieved in NZ by a Swedish Vallhund




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It is interesting to note that little has changed in the Breed over the last 80 years. Topsy being pictured as an elderly bitch and Charlie as a young male - they both can be identified as the same breed.


Topsy circa 1930

Topsy was too old to get more litters when she was found, but she became the model of the breed when the first standard was made

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NZCH Vallarity Foxtrot Bravo 2013


Age at 7 months



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"Fantastic website - well done. I am the very proud owner of Rocky Racoon and Quiet Like Jasper (Torraq) both from Natalie. Wonderful dogs. You do need 2 as one will run you ragged whereas the two run themselves ragged :) Thank you Natalie for all the work you do for this fantastic breed." Dianne


"Keep up the excellent work.  The breed, owners and future owners are very lucky to have  a dedicated group such as the three of you here in New Zealand." - Trish Morrow


"Hi Lynne, It is so good to hear about your wonderful Vallhunds and their successes.  This really shows us what a truly dedicated and successful breeder you are!

I hope you are very proud of yourself and your achievements.  You deserve the accolades."

Regards Pat





  Classic Hits Pet Expo - 2013

over 10,000 people met our Swedish Vallhunds



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Chala & Jack - Show, Pets, Breeding Dogs & Publicity Officers

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Teddy and Lynne on Stage showcasing the breed

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Amanda and Boots -

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Ani - Agility Dog & Pet

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Ani (Vallarity Chantilly Lace) in action

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Candy loves Camping

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Moko and Jessica

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NZCH Torvall Crackling Rosie

Kindle at the beach


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