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Finnish Lapphund Breed Information

Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
Finnish Lapphund
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Weight
44-47 lbs
Height
Male: 18-20.5; Female: 16-18.5 inches
Color(s)
Black, Sable, Tan, White, Brown, Golden; Markings of Cream, Gray, Black, White, Tan
Overview
An Arctic spitz breed, the Finnish Lapphund breed originated in 7000 BC in Finland. They were highly adept as watch dogs and at herding reindeer. Today the Finnish Lapphund is popular as herding dogs of cattle and sheep and as companions in their native Finland and other European countries. However, they are quite rare in North America.
Character
The Finnish Lapphund is strongly built, of medium size, sturdy and hardy. They possess a bright, intelligent expression and a striking appearance. Finnish Lapphund's are active, agile, and intelligent.
Temperament
The Finnish Lapphund breed is loyal, devoted, and calm. They are excellent with children, dogs, and other household pets. The Finnish Lapphund is wary and suspicious of strangers and will bark to alert their family. They are non-aggressive, affectionate, courageous, and exuberant.
Care
Regular brushing is required of the Finnish Lapphund breed. Special attention should be given to the coat during periods of heavy shedding. Bathing should only be done when absolutely necessary. This breed is relatively healthy although some are prone to cataracts and GPRA. They do best in colder climates.
Coat
The Finnish Lapphund is a double coat breed. The outer coat is water-resistant, long, profuse, coarse, and straight. The under coat is downy, dense, and thick. Males shed heavily once a year, females shed heavily twice a year.
Training
The Finnish Lapphund must have early socialization and obedience training. Sessions that are short and varied are best as Finnish Lapphund's have a tendency to become bored easily. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, and consistency.
Activity
This highly active breed requires an active owner. Finnish Lapphund's do best in a large securely fenced yard or a rural setting with room to roam and a job to do. The Finnish Lapphund excels in agility, obedience, fly-ball, search and rescue, and as therapy dogs.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Finnish Lapphund puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

4/26/2012 3:12:40 PM

4/26/2012 3:12:40 PM

Are finnis lapphunds good off-leash dogs?

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Anonymous

No, they are not trustworthy off leash. They will wander off, chase off after something, and you will lose the dog. If you don't have secure tall fencing or won't keep the dog on leash 100% this is NOT the breed for you.
1/14/2013 9:00:39 PM

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4/23/2012 4:45:01 PM

4/23/2012 4:45:01 PM

what sports are finnish lapphunds good at?

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Anonymous

The Finnish Lapphund is extremely intelligent and easy to train. Always wanting to please its owner, its a highly versatile breed to train for any dog sport, such as obedience and agility, and it has also been used overseas as a very successful tracking dog. The dog is also good at Rally-O and fly ball.
7/11/2014 10:27:40 AM

Anonymous asked:

1/24/2012 7:00:09 PM

1/24/2012 7:00:09 PM

Do Finnish Lapphund's shed a lot?

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Anonymous

Yes they do, after I thinned the hair on my Finnish Lapphund he has been shedding almost not at all
2/22/2012 5:52:46 AM

Anonymous asked:

1/1/2012 7:00:10 PM

1/1/2012 7:00:10 PM

can you bring a finnish lapphund inside your home if you feel like it?

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Anonymous

My Finnish Lapphund only stays in the home, however he needs a lot of exercise and grooming :)
2/22/2012 5:52:09 AM

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5/23/2011 6:59:20 PM

5/23/2011 6:59:20 PM

How much do Finnish Lapphund dogs go for? I'm really looking into getting one

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Anonymous

I think they run around 1000-1500? I got my Finnish Lapphund a year ago and he was 1200
2/22/2012 5:51:46 AM

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Updated: 12/22/2014