Company History

Security in the midst of instability.
Dogs bred out of necessity.

You’d never know it looking at our beautiful facility in Livingston, Montana—but Svalinn’s elite protection dog program was born in the midst of the instability of eastern Africa during the mid-2000s. That’s when Svalinn’s founder established a high-level security services firm in Kenya in order to protect world leaders and members of international humanitarian organizations.

While protecting others, he realized that his family required reliable, home-based protection while he was away. To protect his wife and newborn twins, the family acquired two well-trained Dutch Shepherds. Out of necessity, Svalinn’s founder chose dogs to protect his own loved ones. Friends and neighbors seeking the same protection and peace of mind took note of how effective these dogs were, as both protectors and a loving members of the family.  

A former member of the United States military, Svalinn's founder started by assembling a team of experts with backgrounds in security, threat assessments and military service in hazardous environments and war zones.

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While protecting others, he realized that his family required reliable, home-based protection while he was away. To protect his wife and newborn twins, the family adopted two well-trained Dutch Shepherds. Out of necessity, Svalinn’s founder chose dogs to protect his own loved ones. Friends and neighbors seeking the same protection and peace of mind took note of how effective these dogs were, as both a protector and a loving member of the family.  

A former member of the United States military, Svalinn's founder started by assembling a team of experts with backgrounds in security, threat assessments and military service in hazardous environments and war zones.

"We started breeding our own protection dogs when we realized
nothing beats a dog for family security." - Svalinn Founder & CEO

 

Today, Svalinn breeds and trains protection dogs based not on pedigrees, but a specific mix of the most desirable characteristics from very old bloodlines – with a special emphasis on capability, stability and sociability. As of 2014, Svalinn has bred and trained over 200 dogs in service worldwide.