These dogs are from Sweden and their group is herding . The use for this dogs today is a family dog , companion , and a working dogs . These dogs have a height of 12 to 15 inches and weighs about 20 to 35 pounds . These dogs are intelligent , energetic , and trainable . They do great with lively happy families . They need combing every few days and they do shed twice a year . They need daily exercise . These dogs are popular in England and rare in the USA .