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About Svalinn

Bred to Love. Trained to Protect.

Vision for robust protection & peace of mind

Our approach and methodology are based on our firsthand experience in non-permissive environments such as Afghanistan, Kenya and Somalia with real-world threats and is guided by a strictly defined set of performance criteria. It’s a distinction that makes all the difference to you as a K9 owner and companion of one of these extraordinary animals.

Many so-called “protection” dogs are trained for competitions; at Svalinn we aren’t interested in sports or games. Our focus is developing loving and faithful companion dogs that are also exceptional deterrents to a would-be threat, and instant protectors, should you or your family ever be in imminent danger.

Every minute spent in Svalinn’s consistent and precise training program has a purpose. The foundation of our training is obedience, stability, socialization and agility. These elements are critical for dogs that will be in public, with families and individuals in daily life situations.

While many people presume the protection work to be the most critical component of training, at the end of the day, it’s really the “on / off switch”. The ability to protect its handler in one instant, and immediately be calm and stable and move into obedience in the next instant. Every dog is proven to be thinking, observant and discerning.
Team on Hill in Snow, with Dogs

Svalinn set out to advance the art of the protection dog

Simply put, we succeeded.
Our dogs are placed in a wide range of environments. From the executive living in a high-rise downtown, to the rancher with many acres, a Svalinn dog can find comfort nearly anywhere. Our training is focused, from a young age, on working in and through a variety of situations and lifestyles. 

Once a bond and relationship is established, our dogs thrive on being a part of your day to day life. Their desire to please is never ending and their determination to do their job ensures you always have a capable, vigilant, adaptable dog by your side. 
Svalinn History
A Svalinn dog

Bloodlines with the most desirable characteristics

Today, Svalinn breeds, raises 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.  Svalinn has bred and trained over 300 dogs in service worldwide.

History of Working Dogs

The Svalinn Team

The Svalinn team in barn with Mineral pups
Life with Mungo is like having a best friend and body guard all in one. He is always alert and focused on his surroundings, but also always ready for fun.
ZL, Owner of Mungo

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