It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done theVanaheim Logom better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. 


 Theodore Roosevelt




Welcome to Vanaheim


We are a small but successful prefix located in the picturesque Coromandel New Zealand; dedicated to breeding and exhibiting healthy and intelligent Vastgotaspets of harmonious beauty with particular attention to conformation, temperament and type. Breeding with New Zealand foundation bloodlines and incorporating sound  imported bloodlines from highly respected kennels in Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom and Australia. 


Vanaheim is breeder & exhibitor of some of New Zealands top  winning Swedish Vallhunds with a number of dogs (either bred by or associated with our prefix) being successfully shown throughout New Zealand.  We are proud to have bred and own New Zealands only bitch to win Reserve Exhibit in Group to date as well as, Class in Show winners, National Show Best of Breed and Specialty Best of Breed and Class in Group winning Swedish Vallhunds.


Vanaheim is a registered purebred dog breeder with the New Zealand Kennel Club. I hope you enjoy browsing my site and please feel free to email me with any enquiries you may have.

Home to:
  • NZ CH Vanaheim Strawberry Fields "Flare"
  • NZ CH Vanaheim Making Mischief "Harmony"
  • NZ & Australian CH Bodenis Foxy Folkmar (Imp FIN) "Moko"
  • Vanaheim Alchemy with Vallarity "Badger"
  • Torvall Magnus Kindlesson"Smokey"
  • *Our Golden Oldies*
  • NZ CH Valkrista Alatna "Ash"
  • NZ CH Murival Antares "Kindle"
  • Vallarity Day Tripper "Sparky"
  • NZ CH Pirates Codex "Phoenix"
  • NZ CH Heza Cool Cat "Freddie" 


NZ CH & Multi Class in Group Winner Valkrista Alatna 


Pictured above is our beautiful Champion, Multi Class in Group and National Show Award Winner NZ CH Valkrista Alatna.  Ash was the first Swedish Vallhund to Win a Class in Group at New Zealands most prestigous show The New Zealand Kennel Club Pro Plan National Show under International Swedish based Judge Mr Paul Stanton. 


She set a precedent putting our rare breed firmly in the limelight, we couldn't be more proud!!




Our dogs are not just show dogs.  We strive to retain the breeds herding heritage attributes and our Vanaheim puppies can found in all walks of life, from companions, herding, search and resuce work to competing in obedience, agility, and fly ball.


Flare over log


The Holly Days 2013



Vanaheim Valls at Play

Cathedral- Cove- Coromandel- Peninsula


As a qualified Veterinary Nursing with many years of service in the animal sector including the SPCA, happy healthy dogs are an important priority.  All our dogs partake of health checks, yearly eye examinations and Penn Hip scoring procedures.  Our dogs are some of the only genetically profiled Swedish Vallhunds in NZ to aid in future breeding decisions and help slow inbreeding depression.  This is not to be confused with DNA profiling which is a simple form of varifing parents of a litter.


* Vanaheim is currently the only Swedish Vallhund Kennel to Hip Score all our breeding dogs in New Zealand.*  


Any litter we breed is carefully planned to ensure the quality and overall health of the puppies is paramount. 


We employ Pat Hastings methods of assessment of puppies at 8 weeks as well as puppy brain development techniques, and are privilaged to be working with and training under one of New Zealands top dog trainers and animal behaviourists.




Our puppies are NZKC Registered and Papered.


Vanaheim Pirates Black Pearl


Buyer Beware.......... Research,  all information provided when choosing a pedigree breeder of your next pet.


Visit the dogs at the breeders house, ask to be shown papered  proof of health tests, hip scoring and registration, beware of false, misleading or inaccurate claims, read all breeder contracts thoroughly and go over the contract with the breeder.


Loki & Craig


Vanaheim Johnny Be Good on the cover of Animals Australia the voice for animals.


What is a puppy farmer..... A puppy farm (also known as a puppy factory or puppy mill) is defined as 'an intensive dog breeding facility that houses one or more breeds and fails to meet social and physcological needs of the dog'.  Puppy mills have several litters of puppies every year from one or more different breeds.


Puppy farms are usually large-scale commercial operations, but inadequate conditions may also exist in small volume breeding establishments which may or may not be run for profit. Puppies from puppy farms may be sold via any avenues of sale including the internet, newpaper ads, markets, carboot sales, pet shops or sometimes at the puppy farm itself.  Puppy farms may also use a house as a shop front to sell their animals from.


Freddie heza cool cat

Our Vanaheim Valls have sweet loving natures and true to the breed are very devoted to their owners. They bounce into your life like they have always been a part of it, take hold of your heart and continually make you laugh. 


  Valkrista Wind Flower & Her Companion and Best Friend

James and Daisy enjoying the festive season.

Pictured below is Moko our beautiful imported boy, he is the only Finnish Swedish Vallhund to set paw in New Zealand to date and we are thrilled to have him join us here at Vanaheim.


 Moko On Log 

We are proud to have puppies residing in loving homes here in NZ, Australia and the USA.

Natalie Morgan

Coromandel, Waikato NZ

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