Dog Breeds from Sweden
Sweden is home to a handful of dog breeds, most either spitz or scenthounds. The Hamiltonstovare, Schiller Hound, Drever and Smaland Hound are all scenthounds. Each are traditional, European hounds with ancestors from countries around Europe. The Norrbottenspets, Swedish Lapphund and Swedish Vallhund are native spitz breeds. The Lapphund and Vallhund are herding breeds, with the Norrbottenspets originally being an all-purpose farm dog. Another farmdog, the Danish/Swedish Farmdog, is shared with the neighboring country of Denmark.