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Finnish Lapphund Breed Profile

Finnish Lapphund fact file

KC Group: Pastoral
Size: Medium
Good with children?: Yes
Exercise requirement: Moderate
Good guard dogs?: Would bark
Moulting level: High
Grooming: Lots
Jogging partner: Yes

A pastoral breed that was used in its native Finland as a herder of reindeer. The Finnish Lapphund is a Spitz type breed and in common with the type is nice and clean, free from so called 'doggy odour'.

Finnish Lapphund Character

Funny and intelligent, strong herding instinct is often present and will manifest itself as a protectiveness over its family making them excellent watch dogs.

Finnish Lapphund Size

The ideal size is around 49cm for dogs and 44cm for bitches.

Finnish Lapphund Health

A breed generally free from major hereditary diseases and conditions.

Finnish Lapphund Special Care

May require extra attention during warm summer months so as to avoid any risk of over-heating.

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