Finnish Lapphund
Lapinkoira, Lapland Dog

Honeybears Barleycorn "Oskar"

Paimensukuinen lapinkoira "Saima"

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Sugarok Finnish Lapphunds
Finnish Lapphund Club of America

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Finnish Lapphund
Lapland Dog

Finland, 1600s

Companion, Herder

Life Expectancy
This breed can live well into their teens

Weight & Height
Males-44 to 47 pounds & 18 to 20.5 inches tall
Females-30 to 40 pounds & 16 to 18.5 inches tall

Known Health Problems
Epilepsy, Hip Dysplasia

Physical Description
Medium size, compact spitz type dog. They are prick ears and a tapered muzzle.

Intelligent, friendly & affectionate dog who is naturally very social. They do well with children and other pets. They will warn of a stranger on the property, however this dog is not a guard dog.

This breed is usually easy to train due to their intelligence and willingness to learn. They love to do sports such as agility and fly-ball

Living Conditions
Not recommended for apartment living

Brush with wire brush to remove loose hairs from the undercoat as needed

This dog is highly energetic and does need to be exercised daily with long walks or be giving space to run.

Coat Texture
Outer layer is long and coarse and the undercoat is soft, thick and dense

Coat Colors
The Finnish Lapphund can be found in may colors, and can be grizzed or solid. Some of the possible colors are listed below.


Black White

Black Tan



Brown White

Brown Tan


Wolf Sable


2-7 Puppies are born per litter on average

Continental Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club


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Finnish Lapphund Breeders

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