Three Svalinn dogs

K9 Selection

Svalinn takes great pride in matching you with the perfect dog.

How to Select Your Protector

K9 Selection Process

  • 1

    GET ACQUAINTED

    We get to know you and you get to know us and our dogs.
  • 2

    VISIT THE RANCH

    Learn what it takes to be a Svalinn dog.
  • 3

    SELECTING YOUR K9

    Making sure it’s the right fit for both you and your dog.
  • 4

    securing your K9

    Putting down a non-refundable deposit to secure your chosen dog.

Post-Selection: K9 Ownership

Yzma, Horse

Getting Acquainted

Let’s get to know you
We’ll first want to learn more about you and your lifestyle. This getting acquainted phase helps us to select the candidates that will fit easily into your life while meeting all of your security needs. After establishing your priorities and sharing with you photos and videos of the various dogs, we’ll begin to help you narrow the choices down to a few select individuals we feel best meet all of your lifestyle and security requirements.
Alert dog laying on a wooden platform

Facility Visit

The most important step
We strongly encourage you to visit our facilities before selecting a dog. Here, you will learn all about what it takes to make a Svalinn dog. From the history of the company, bred out of necessity, to the raising and training that takes place every day, you’ll see everything that goes into creating your perfect protector. You will receive a firsthand look at the dogs and their unique personalities. At the same time, we will have a chance to speak in person with you about the needs and requirements of your dog.
Jardine, tunnel

Choose Your Dog

COMFORT AND SECURITY
Once you have had a chance to meet the dogs in person, we can begin to narrow down a selection of dogs that will best suit your needs. We will continue to guide you through the process of envisioning a Svalinn dog by your side each day and what a good match will be. Even if you remain uncertain which dog to choose, it’s usually obvious to us which dog connects with you and will best augment your individual or family situation. Finding the best fit is one of our utmost priorities, as pairing you and your family with the correct dog will ensure a lifetime of calm and confidence in your individual dog. We are happy to help guide your decision. 

Yzma, running

Place a deposit, secure your companion

A 50% non-refundable deposit will hold a specific dog for you and your family.
If you decide to purchase your selected dog, a 50% deposit is required to reserve the dog. This amount is non-refundable and completely transferrable. This means that if for any reason it is determined that the chosen dog is not a good fit for your situation, then these funds can be transferred to another dog who will be a better fit. 

Once you select a dog and are ready to move forward, Svalinn makes the purchasing process simple and straightforward. Svalinn dogs range in price from $95,000 to $125,000 based on a combination of protection, livability and socialization. We will work closely with you to walk through the purchasing process, including deposit requirements, purchasing options and contact information.
Chara, field

Post-Selection: K9 Ownership

  • 5

    PRE-DELIVERY TRAINING

    We prepare your dog for life as your protector
  • 6

    DELIVERY TRAINING

    Two sessions; 5 days total
  • 7

    MAINTENANCE TRAINING

    Throughout the life of the dog; scheduled to fit your needs
  • 8

    CUSTOMER SERVICES

    Boarding when you need it, on-demand consultation
Visiting the Svalinn ranch, meeting the dogs, talking to the K9 handlers and seeing the whole process is exciting and powerful. Watching a dog do protection work is an important part of the selection process as it quickly confirms that a Svalinn dog takes its job seriously.
DC, Owner of Siggy

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