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The Swedish Lapphund, also called the Swedish Lappie or simply Lappie by enthusiasts, is a member of the Spitz family along with Siberian Huskies, Akitas and Alaskan Malamutes.The Lapphund gets its name from Lapland in the northernmost parts of Sweden, Finland and Norway, and are the national dog of Sweden. These dogs originally worked as herding and guard dogs for reindeer and are rumoured to be Santa’s favourite canines.although they are purebred dogs, you can still find them in shelters and rescues. Remember to adopt. It is a very sociable dog that loves everyone. He is a very sociable dog who loves everyone. If you meet one in the street, you will probably know him. Swedish Lapps love to walk, run and play when they are outdoors. However, they also have a “cool switch” when they are indoors and can relax with the rest of the family. Ideally a house with a large yard is ideal, but do not leave them outside alone for too long, or your puppy will become very barky and annoy your neighbours. These dogs should live indoors so they can be with their people.
The Swedish Lappund has a long, straight, dense coat which may be black or brown in colour and occasionally with a white patch on the chest. This breed requires special maintenance of its coat. You will need to set aside time each week to brush his coat. Swedish Lapphunds have moderate to high energy levels. The Swedish Lapphund is great with families and loves children, but should be guarded around small children as they have herding instincts ingrained in them and may nip at a child to keep them wrangled.The Swedish Lappund will get along well with other dogs and cats, especially if raised with them.Swedish Lapphunds also make good watchdogs and will alert when someone is at their door or if they see any suspicious activity.
The Swedish Lappund was officially recognized in Sweden in 1903, but its roots go back much earlier and in several countries. The Lappie is believed to be one of the oldest breeds in existence. They were a large part of the tribe of indigenous Sami peoples in Sweden, Finland, Norway, and parts of Russia. The dog was a beloved and prized animal that helped with jobs such as hunting, herding, and guarding. The Swedish Lappund and the Finnish Lappund are very similar in appearance. A long time ago they were practically the same dog, but over time they have developed changes. The Finn is a little smaller than the Swede Lappund. They also have variations when it comes to coat color. In the 1950s, they were on the brink of extinction, and thanks to some dedicated Lappie lovers, the numbers have gone up very slightly. Although they are still a rare breed with just over 1,000 worldwide, this is the national breed of Sweden.
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