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Lapponian Herder

The pure lines continue to be bred in Lapland to preserve a genetic pool for the future. It’s an original idea that should inspire other dog breed clubs.

About the Lapponian Herder

Lapponian Herders are basically working dogs. These obedient, calm and friendly canines are lauded for their energy and enthusiasm. When working they bark freely.

They are easy to train and close to humans, due to their shepherding origins and dynamism, which make them very well suited to various sporting disciplines.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Country
Finland
Group
FCI Group 5, AKC Foundation Stock Service
Size category
Medium
Avg life expectancy
12–14 years

Calm / Friendly / Lively / Gentle

Key facts

  • Makes a great sporting dog
  • Enjoys training
  • Requires moderate grooming

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