Finnish Lapphund
Finnish Lapphund
Size
Medium
Height
Males – 18 to 21 inches at the shoulder, Females – 16 to 19 inches at the shoulder
Weight
30 to 50 pounds
Coat
Medium-long
Color
All colors
Energy
Medium
Activities
Obedience, Herding, Agility, Rally, Therapy, Conformation

Developed north of the Arctic Circle to herd reindeer, the Finnish Lapphund has a thick, water-repellant double coat that protects him from extreme cold. Agile and alert, this breed is eager to please and has a calm temperament, making him an ideal family pet. His sweet face is likened to that of a teddy bear. The Finnish Lapphund needs daily exercise to keep him from becoming bored as well as regular grooming.

Did you know?

Although rare in the U.S., the Finnish Lapphund is the third most popular breed in Finland.

Training Finnish Lapphunds

Whether it's basic obedience, flying disc or running, it's easy to unlock your dog's hidden potential with our free Purina Pro Plan P5 training app, available for IOS and Android.