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    Brief Description: 

    The Finnish Lapponian Dog shares its roots with the Lapponian Herder and the Swedish Lapphund. It is descended from the long-haired reindeer herding dogs that are common in the fell regions of Lapland and is nowadays a popular companion dog.  The Finnish Lapponian Dog is intelligent, brave, eager to learn, friendly and fairly submissive. Its herding instinct is strong and it displays a clear disposition to guard.

    From: Kennelliito (The Finnish Kennel Club, IPFD Founding Partner) Native Breeds


    Links to Breed Descriptions: 

    From:  Kennelliito (The Finnish Kennel Club, IPFD Founding Partner)

        Native Breeds: Finnish Lapponian Dog

    Below is archived content... from the FKC website

    Native Breeds Finland Finnish Lapphund.jpg"The Finnish Lapponian Dog shares its roots with the Lapponian Herder and the Swedish Lapphund. It is descended from the long-haired reindeer herding dogs that are common in the fell regions of Lapland and is nowadays a popular companion dog.

    The Finnish Lapponian Dog is intelligent, brave, eager to learn, friendly and fairly submissive. Its herding instinct is strong and it displays a clear disposition to guard.

     

    The Finnish Lapponian Dog is slightly smaller than average and powerfully built relative to its size. Its coat is abundant and long. The males have a distinct mane. All colours are acceptable, but the overall colour must be dominant. Colours that deviate from the overall colour may be present on the head, neck, chest, lower torso, legs and tail.

    The head is clearly defined and fairly wide. The muzzle is slightly shorter than the skull. The ears are mid-sized and quite mobile and erect or cocked. The eyes are oval and brown. The tail is attached high and will coil over the back or loins when the dog is on the move. Its movements are effortless – these dogs are agile and fast when working."

    read more on the ... Finnish Lapponian dog at Internet Archives: https://web.archive.org/web/20170701204339/https://www.kennelliitto.fi/en/dogs/native-breeds/finnish-lapponian-dog

    finnish lapphund - fci.pngJudges Guide - The Lapphund Club of Finland 2017 (FCI link)


    Other Names for Breed: 
    • Suomen lapinkoira
    • Finnish Lapponian Dog
    • Chien finnois de Laponie
    • Perro finlandés de Laponia
    • Finnischer Lapphund
    • Finsk Lapphund

    Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club: 

    Country of origin: Finland

     

    Finnish Kennel Club - An IPFD Founding Partner !

     

    WOW!  Awesome new link;  The Finnish Canine Museum.  Fabulous online resource with information on the history of Finnish breeds.

     

    history of Finnish dog breeds.png

     

     

     

    Parent Club in the USA:  The Finnish Lapphund of America

     

     


    Health and Well-Being: 

    Some sources of health information include:

    1. National kennel clubs and breed clubs (see, e.g. Breeding/Health Strategy Documents, below)
    2. Population-level statistics (see, e.g., Swedish Insurance Data, below)
    3. Research articles
    4. Breed club surveys


    Breed Standards: 

    There are numerous breed standards. The basis of breed/conformation shows is the judging of pedigree dogs against the 'Breed Standard', which is a picture in words that describes the range of features that are deemed appropriate for the breed. Three of the major international standards are:


    The American Kennel Club


    The Kennel Club, UK


    FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale)

     

     


    Breed-Specific Statistics: 

     

    1. Swedish Insurance Data

    Breed-specific information on rates of disease and death from Agria Pet Insurance (Agria Djurförsäkring) is available for many breeds.
    This breed has information on Veterinary Care and Life Insurance.
    Click here to view downloads


    2. Finnish Kennel Club:

    Registration and breeding statistics available online.

     


    3.  Orthopedic Foundation for Animals Breed Statistics.

    OFA BREED STATS FINNISH LAPPHUND.png

     


    Breeding/Health Strategy Documents: 

    Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links:

    1. The Kennel Club, UK: Breed Watch
    2. Sweden: Breed-specific Breeding Strategies: (in Swedish) and/ or English summary
    3. Finland


    Breed-Specific DNA Tests:


    Breed Clubs: 

    We are listing sites for breed clubs with health or other information that might be helpful. Follow links below.

    Finland: The Lapphund Club of Finland - http://www.lappalaiskoirat.fi/english/?id=club/introduction_slk



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