finnish_lapphund

Finnish lapphund

Finnish lapphund

finnish_lapphund (1)

Grooming: Average

Training: Average/ time consuming

Colors: range from black to red brindle

 

In the 20th century, both Sweden and Finland laid claim to this Sami working dog, and as a result two breeds developed; the Swedish Lapphund or Lapland Spitz, and the Finnish lapphund or lapinkoira.both are sturdy, active dogs with a strong herding instinct and insulating double coats. The Finnish breed was originally used to herd reindeer.today, as well as usually herding sheep and cattle; it is more often kept as a companion.