New Zealand's leading Swedish Vallhund Breeding Establishment.

Barahwolfe is owned by Peta Dowle and is the leading, breeding kennel for Swedish Vallhunds in New Zealand. Barahwolfe is a small niche establishment focus driven to achieve excellence in all regards.  With a fifteen year involvement of the breed Peta Dowle wrote the NZKC breed profile in 2011.  Peta is a qualified Veterinary Nurse with a passion for puppy brain development and the implementation of socialisation/habituation programmes for young pups.

Barahwolfe was the first kennel to import frozen canine semen for the breed and did so in 2011 from Finland (see the boys we have 'on ice' in NZ off the imported semen tab).  This saw placement of pups on the ground from frozen in early 2015.  Barahwolfe's ANZAC litter has been a great success producing puppies of outstanding type and quality - emulating their stunning sire - Champion of TWELVE countries Pihlspetsens AndyPandy.  Annie and Zac retained from this important litter takes Barahwolfe into the second phase of an extensively researched and planned breeding programme designed to lift the standard of authentic examples of the breed in New Zealand.

Do not be mistaken - the NUMBER 1 priority for Peta is to protect our breed and ensure that healthy, well raised and beautiful SHOW QUALITY dogs are always available to the companion pet buying public. Peta wants regular New Zealand families to be able to offer a great dog homes and working farm homes for her beloved Swedish Vallhunds.

Peta is friendly and approachable and welcomes show, companion breeding and working dog enquiries from anyone serious about the breed.    


We have puppies due!

Due Nov/Dec 2015.


Barahwolfe Swedish Vallhunds took the breed to Expo

2015.  We loved meeting you all and enjoyed showing off our dogs.

"Every once and a while an extraordinary dog comes
along and changes everything."

Meet Barahwolfe Vanilj Flicka

Qualified BARKNZ Therapy Dog owned, trained and loved

By Sue and Paul Dell (Auckland)

We are incredibly proud of Flicka and her role assisting New Zealand children keep themselves safe from dog bites, and promoting dog education messages.  Temperament, intelligence, reliability and trainability utterly necessary for a BARKNZ trained dog.

Find Flicka on Facebook.

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Show quality dogs available to homes for

companion pets and working farm dogs.

Health, Longevity and Temperament are our priorities.


Barahwolfe Swedish Vallhunds are 
based in 
LAWRENCE, Otago, New Zealand.
Phone 03 485 9090


  • Eye/Health Screening Breeding Dogs
  • DNA Profiling
  • Qualified Vet Nurse
  • Breed Historian 
  • Ethical Practice
  • Fully Papered Progeny
  • Best In Show Winning Bloodlines
  • Breeders of Australian & NZ Champions
  • Full Tail and Stub Tailed Dogs
  • Out Crossed and Informed Genetics programme
  • First to Successfully use Imported Frozen Semen
  • NZ's Longest Established, Ethical and Actively Breeding Kennel
  • Member of the NZKC and the Official Breed Club of Sweden
  • Pups available about once a year to good homes

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