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Everyone, I'm Gail Smyka and I do this website for Cheryl Albert and Caval
Kennel. I started it in 1997
when I got Gaelen.
will continue to follow Gaelen's & Taliesen's
career and will
emphasize CAVAL Kennel
and all of its members.
Hopefully, we'll include articles, pictures,
stories, et al of all that
our guys and gals
are doing. The main reason I started the
site is to
promote the SV and
as a way to say thanks to Cheryl for my two wonderful boys, Gaelen and Taliesen. It's
just my way of saying
Cheryl for my boys and to her for being a very good
person and ethical
breeder in promoting the
Vallhunds are an ancient breed, said to be the ancestors of the Corgi. Vals are
Herding Dogs and herd cattle and sheep. Swedish Vallhunds have delightful
personalities. They are muscular and energy-filled. They are most often red-sabled
or gray-sabled in color with specific harness markings. Vals almost became extinct
but were saved by two Swedish men in 1940. From a group of five females and one
male the breed is being restored.
They are certified in Canada (CKC) and the United Kennel Club
Britain,UKC)and we're working on American Kennel Club(AKC)certification.. They
are well known in Sweden, Britain, Finland, Norway and Australia....and are
becoming more well known here.They are considered a rare-breed and are seen in
American Rare Breed Association (ARBA)shows.
The first SV's were brought to the USA, to SanDiego, California around
came from Starvon Kennel in the UK. These two dogs were companions and not used
at stud. For breeding and recognition, the Swedish Vallhund owes its being to
Marilyn Thell. She has been a dedicated dog breeder for many years and was instrumental in
recognition of Great Pyrenees here in the States. She saw the Swedish Vallhund at
in England and studied the breed prior to bringing the first of her dogs over to
Swedish Vallhunds are playful, friendly, and are very good with
children, adults and
other animals. They have a foxy-like appearance and are energetic and enthusiastic!
Vals are great all-around pets and companions. They have championed in
conformation shows and have received titles in obedience, herding, and agility. Out
in Colorado and California, there are Vals doing the herding for which they are
known. Whether as a working dog or companion, you indeed feel special when you
have a Swedish Vallhund .
The CAVAL Kennel was founded by Cheryl Albert.
Over 6 years ago, she became a breeder of Swedish Vallhunds.
She had been breeding and boarding dogs for over 30 years. Her Championship German
Shephards had become well-known to those in the dog world. She then met the Swedish
Vallhund and it was 'love at first sight.' Cheryl began in SV's around 1995.
Cheryl is fully dedicated to breeding the best
dogs possible...Dogs which are sound in temperment as well as in structure. She is
constantly working to improve her line.
out the ad for which the boyz posed....courtesy of Lisa Croft-Elliott...
out our National Specialty Shows!!!
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