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
"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
Other Names for Breed:
Finnish Lapponian Dog
Chien finnois de Laponie
Perro finlandés de Laponia
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.
Parent Club in the USA: The Finnish Lapphund of America
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)
Breed club surveys
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)
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.
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2. Finnish Kennel Club:
Registration and breeding statistics available online.
3. Orthopedic Foundation for Animals Breed Statistics.
Breeding/Health Strategy Documents:
Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links:
The Kennel Club, UK: Breed Watch
Sweden: Breed-specific Breeding Strategies: (in Swedish) and/ or English summary
Breed-Specific DNA Tests:
Recommendations from CHIC (Canine Health Information Center) for the Finnish Lapphund.
In case you haven't visited them...
"The Canine Health Information Center, also known as CHIC, is a centralized canine health database sponsored by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA)" ... one of our IPFD Founding Partners.
The Kennel Club list of DNA tests available for each breed along with an indication as to whether the test is part of the Assured Breeder Scheme (recommended or required) and whether it is recorded on the Kennel Club registration database: http://www.dogwellnet.com/content/_/health-and-breeding/screening-tests/dna/dna-tests-for-use-in-breeding-decisions/the-kennel-club-breed-specific-dna-tests-upd-r234
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