The Lapponian Herder has a good temperament; it is calm, quick to learn, energetic and eager to serve. It barks a lot when working. It is friendly to people, but not suited to be a companion dog only because it demands action as well. It can handle being outdoors all the time.
From: Kennelliito (The Finnish Kennel Club, IPFD Founding Partner) Native Breeds: Lapponian Herder
Links to Breed Descriptions
From: Kennelliito (The Finnish Kennel Club, IPFD Founding Partner)
Native Breeds: Lapponian Herder
Below is archived content from the Finnish Kennel Club's website (2017)....
"The Lapponian Herder has a good temperament; it is calm, quick to learn, energetic and eager to serve. It barks a lot when working. It is friendly to people, but not suited to be a companion dog only because it demands action as well. It can handle being outdoors all the time.
The Lapponian Herder is a mid-sized Spitz-type shepherd dog. Its length is clearly greater than its height and it has strong bones and muscles. It is muscular, but not stocky. The head is longish. The top of the head is slightly convex and the muzzle is a little shorter than the skull. The oval, dark and lively eyes are fairly far apart. The mid-length erect ears are fairly wide at the base and somewhat far apart. The tail is medium long, bushy and attached low. The coat is medium length or long and black, greyish or brown in colour. Markings, which are lighter than the overall colour, are usually located on the head, chest and legs."
read more ... from the original page http://www.kennelliitto.fi/en/dogs/native-breeds/lapponian-herder at the Internet Archives https://web.archive.org/web/20170701190322/https://www.kennelliitto.fi/en/dogs/native-breeds/lapponian-herder
FCI: Lapponian Herder! Judges’ Guide
The Lapphund Club of Finland 2010, revised 2017
Other Names for Breed
English LAPPONIAN HERDER
Français BERGER FINNOIS DE LAPONIE
Deutsch FINNISCHER LAPPLANDHIRTENHUND
Español PASTOR FINLANDÉS DE LAPONIA
Swedish Lapsk vallhund (Finnish Vallhund)
Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club
Country of origin: Finland
Finnish Kennel Club - An IPFD Founding Partner ! The Finnish Canine Museum. Fabulous online resource with information on the history of Finnish breeds. See: articles - https://www.koiramuseo.fi/en/story/associations-help-to-ensure-the-preservation-of-lappish-breeds and https://www.koiramuseo.fi/en/story/separated-into-two-lappish-breeds-after-the-wars
Breed Club: http://www.lappalaiskoirat.fi
Health and Well-Being
Some sources of health information include: National kennel clubs and breed clubs (see, e.g. Breeding/Health Strategy Documents, below) Population-level statistics (see, e.g., Swedish Insurance Data, below) Research articles Breed club surveys
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.
FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale)
Swedish Insurance Data
Breed-specific information on rates of disease and death from Agria Pet Insurance (Agria Djurförsäkring) is available for many breeds.
2. Finnish Kennel Club: Koiranet: Registration and breeding statistics available online.
3. Database - Lappalainen dog association - lap dog database : http://terveys.lappalaiskoiragalleria.org/
Breeding/Health Strategy Documents
Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links:
Sweden: Breed-specific Breeding Strategies: (in Swedish) and/ or English summary
Finland: JTO: https://jalostus.kennelliitto.fi/RotuPDF.ashx?R=284&T=2
Breed-Specific DNA Tests:
We are listing sites for breed clubs with health or other information that might be helpful. Follow links below.
Finland: Lappalaiskoirat ry
Sweden: Svenska Lapphundklubben: http://www.slk.nu/
Rasklubben för Lapsk Vallhund: https://srlv.se/
US: Lapponian Herder Club of America (Facebook) https://www.facebook.com/lapinporokoira.akc