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Jacqui Bayliss has been a successful breeder, exhibitor, and international judge of the breed for almost thirty years.

The original book of just 60 copies and just 95 pages; by Ralph Wilkes was printed in 1986. Jacqui made a promise before his death to re write his book and include his beautiful paintings, drawings. Some 16 years later, so much more information has been learnt and gained and masses of pictorial data collected and many photos taken by Jacqui Bayliss since 1981,when she first became interested in the breed’s history and joined Ralph Wilkes as a breed historian. Jacqui soon found she had ‘an eye’ for a dog.

After many years of learning and studying Jacqui has become an international breed specialist judge and has judged the breed in many countries around the world including many times at shows in the UK including twice at Crufts, as breed specialist at the Crufts, 1991 Centenary and in 2007. In the mother country of Sweden at their specialty. Other countries include, Finland, Holland, USA, and Canada’s first club specialty. Jacqui gives breed seminars for The Swedish Vallhund Society and independently particularly after judging abroad and finds it very rewarding to help others learn about her favorite breed.

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