Finnish Lapphund

Breed History / Description

For centuries the Sami of Northern Finland used dogs of this type to guard and herd reindeer. In 1945 the Finnish Kennel Club recognised the breed as the Lappish Herder but in 1993 the breed gained its present title. The breed is now popular through his native country as a companion dog.


Tendency to herd. 


Intelligent, brave, calm, faithful. Suitable as companion and watch dog.

Club, K., 2018. The Kennel Club's Breed Standards. 5th ed. London SW1V 2SA: Ebury Press.

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