Finnish Lapphund Information

The Finnish Lapphund is built for hard work in cold temperatures. Originally, the breed helped members of the Sami tribe in Finland, Sweden and part of Russia. Around 1940, a concentrated effort was made to expand the reach of the breed, and it has been slowly gaining traction.

As a pet, the Finnish Lapphund is agile and alert. At home he’s friendly and calm (most of the time); around strangers, however, he can be a bit reserved. When you take one look at his sweet, Nordic-looking face and fluffy fur coat, you’ll be smitten!

Average Size

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Height: 1ft 5in - 1ft 8in     Weight: 33-53lbs

Behavior

  • Affection
  • Children
  • Strangers
  • Other Dogs
  • Barking

Care

  • Grooming
  • Shedding
  • Easy to Train
  • Time Alone
  • Exercise Need

Environment

  • Apartments
  • Cold Tolerance
  • Heat Tolerance

All dogs have their own personality and unique training, causing them to differ slightly from these breeds stats. However, please let us know if we made an error in the stats, we appreciate your help!

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