Finnish Lapphund

Breed Information

Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
44-47 lbs
Male: 18-20.5; Female: 16-18.5 inches
Black, Sable, Tan, White, Brown, Golden; Markings of Cream, Gray, Black, White, Tan
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How much do Finnish Lapphund puppies cost?

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The current median price for all Finnish Lapphunds sold is $0.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Finnish Lapphund with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

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Annual cost of owning a Finnish Lapphund puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Finnish Lapphunds true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Anonymous asked:
What if I don't have a herd of sheep and farm animals? Can I still own a Finnish Lapphund?

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As long as the dog is given daily exercise of about an hour and a half of running exercise a day; then you can still own a happy Finnish Lapphund. This breed is not for the inexperienced owner and needs exercise every day no matter the weather. As long as that can be done, then you'll have a wonderful companion at your side.

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Are Finnish Lapphund good off-leash dogs?



Finnish Lapphunds are not trustworthy off a leash. They will wander off, chase off after something, and you stand a good chance of losing your dog/puppy. If you don't have secure tall fencing or won't keep the dog on leash 100% this is NOT the breed for you.


As stated the Finnish Lapphund can be trained from the age of a puppy but will run given the opportunity. Mine often will go to a familiar place like my aunt's or to our rental house. She will come to the sound of a bell.


Yes, Finnish Lapphunds CAN be off leash if you train them to a whistle. I have owned the breed for 25 years and one of my three will take off after deer ( natural instinct) This one now wears a GPS tracker, but will return home on her own.

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What sports are Finnish Lapphunds good at?



The Finnish Lapphund is extremely intelligent and easy to train. Always wanting to please its owner, it's 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.


We have many squirrels and other animals in the yard. Finnish Lapphunds love to hunt and run the underground trails of rodents.


Squirrels and deer are their favourites! Bark under the tree at the squirrels, but will take off after deer. TRAIN them to return to a whistle!

Anonymous asked:
Do Finnish Lapphund's shed a lot?



Yes, they do shed. After I thinned the hair on my Finnish Lapphund he has been shedding almost not at all.


You get past the shedding because they are so affectionate!

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Can you bring a Finnish Lapphund inside your home if you feel like it?



My Finnish Lapphund only stays in the home, however he needs a lot of exercise and grooming.


My Finnish Lapphund is trained to open a normal door with a rope. She loves it inside and outside. She is very independent but likes to be where people are.


Lapphunds love the outside, but affectionate and sensible pets indoors.

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Updated: 12/8/2019