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
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
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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
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.
FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale)
1. Finnish Kennel Club:
Registration and breeding statistics available online.
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 Finland
Breed-Specific DNA Tests:
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: Lappalaiskoirat ry