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Physical Characteristics

Breed Group:

Herding group.

Weight:

Approximately 66 pounds.

Height:

Approximately 19-22 inches at the withers.

Color(s):

Black or black and tan.

Coat:

The coat is of short to medium length and consists of a stiff top coat and a dense undercoat.


Overview

Character:

Calm yet energetic, Lapponian Herders have wonderful, fun personalities. While they are good working dogs, Lapponian Herders are also excellent companions and pets.

Country of Origin:

Finland.

History:

This breed originated in Finland where it was used for many centuries to guard and protect herds of reindeer. Likely created through the crossbreeding of Swedish Lapphunds and German Shepherds, this rare breed was granted its pedigree in 1966.

Name:

Additional names for it this breed include Lapinporokoïra, Lapland Reindeer Dog, Lapponian Vallhund, and Finnish Reindeer Herder.

Temperament:

The Lapponian Herder has a calm temperament and a pleasant disposition. These dogs bark easily and are excellent guard dogs as well as good herding dogs.


Care

Training:

These calm dogs are relatively easy to train.

Activity:

Lapponian Herders are energetic dogs with a high activity level.

Ownership:

Lapponian Herders should be kept in homes with access to plenty of space where the dogs can run and burn off energy. This breed also requires daily walks and other forms of regular exercise. While Lapponian Herders are vigilant watchdogs, they are also excellent companions. These dogs require daily brushing to maintain their coats.


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