Finnish Lapphund

Finnish Lapphund


Believe it or not, the hard-working Finnish Lapphund dog breed earned their livelihood herding reindeer in their native Lapland, in the far north of Finland. Although they are purebred dogs, you may find them in the care of shelters or rescue groups. Remember to adopt. As you may have guessed, Finnish Lafunds are well adapted to cold climates. They are also very affectionate with their families, including children and other dogs. However, they need plenty of exercise. Games, walks and dog sports will keep your puppy happy and entertained.


No, its name does not mean lap dog. This intelligent, hard-working dog originated in Lapland, in the far north of Finland, where it was used to herd reindeer for the semi-nomadic Sami people. Today, it still has a strong herding instinct that it can put to work with more common varieties of livestock. It can also enjoy other canine tasks such as agility, obedience and therapeutic work.Friendly with people and gentle with children, it is a good companion for people who don’t mind a dog with a long, profuse coat.