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Swedish Lapphund

Swedish Lapphunds are lively, vigilant, kind and affectionate dogs whose qualities as a guard and herding dog meant they were very useful in reindeer farming.

About the Swedish Lapphund

Swedish Lapphunds are lively, vigilant, kind and affectionate dogs that are very receptive and willing to work. On top of this, they are widely known as loving and loyal companion dogs, gentle around children of all ages and generally able to settle into homes with other pets.

These highly versatile dogs are well suited to obedience and agility training, herding, tracking and more. Swedish Lapphunds are quick dogs that don't run out of energy easily.

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

Breed specifics

Country
Sweden
Group
FCI Group 5, AKC Foundation Stock Service
Size category
Medium
Avg life expectancy
12–13 years

Loving / Alert / Confident / Friendly / Gentle / Intelligent / Sociable / Obedient

Key facts

  • Requires moderate grooming
  • Needs little training
  • Needs a lot of exercise

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