This compact herding dog, known for its fearless and adventurous spirit was once called the “Viking Dog”, as that was with who it originally kept company! Although believed to have originated over a 1000 years ago, this heritage breed was almost extinct by 1942. Fortunately the breed was resurrected with the help of a concerned Swedish baron. The breed has a long body, and is somewhat similar in form to Corgis, to whom they are related. Their tails can be naturally absent, bob, or full curl. Their double coat it easy to groom and their lively, jocular personalities make them great family companions as long they can engage in activities that engage their intelligence and natural herding instincts.