Taiwan Dog

Taiwan Dog

The Taiwan Dog is extremely faithful to his master, keen in sense, alert in movement, bold and fearless. He is a medium-sized dog with triangular head, almond shaped eyes, thin pricked ears and a sickle tail.

Height

17-20 inches

Weight

26-40 pounds

Life Expectency

9-13 years

BEHAVIOR

Appearance

The Swedish Vallhund is a small, powerful, fearless, sturdily built Spitz herding dog. The correct relationship of height to length of body is 2:3. The SV has a wedge-shaped head, prick ears, and a close-fitting hard coat of medium length and sable colori

Head

Rather long and clean. Viewed from above, the head forms an even wedge from skull to tip of nose and is well filled-in under the eyes. Eyes – Medium size, oval in shape and dark brown with black eye rims. Ea

Body

Neck – Long, strongly muscled with good reach. Topline – Level when standing or moving. Body – Chest – Good depth. The ribcage is long with fairly well sprung ribs. Viewed from the

Forequarters

Shoulders – Strongly-muscled. Shoulder blades – Long and well laid back. Upper arms – Slightly shorter than the shoulder blades, set at an approximate 90 degree angle, close fitting to r

Hindquarters

Angulation – To balance the front. Well angulated at stifle and hock. Legs – Well boned. Upper and lower thighs are strongly muscled. Lower thigh is slightly longer than the distance from hock to ground. Stifles – Well bent. Hocks (Metat

Coat

Medium length hair, harsh; topcoat close and tight. Undercoat is soft and dense. Hair is short on the head and the foreparts of the legs and slightly longer on neck, chest and back parts of the hind legs. Dogs are to be shown in an untrimmed, natural stat