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Finnish Lapphund

General Description


Finnish Lapphunds, with their luscious coat, sweet spitz-like face, and profusely coated tail that curves over the back, are instantly recognizable as Nordic dogs. Lappies stand about 20 inches at the shoulder and are surprisingly muscular and substantial for their inches.

Character and Temperament

Faithful, keen, calm, friendly and courageous

Exercise

One to two hours per day

Origin

The Finnish Lapphund originated with the Sami, a semi-nomadic people in Lapland, which covered parts of Finland, Sweden, and Russia. Remains of Lapponian dogs date back to 7000 B.C.! As the Sami culture evolved into a less nomadic one, the dogs were used to herd reindeer.

Stats

Average Dog Size

18-20

Average Dog Weight

33-52

Average Bitch Size

16-18

Average Bitch Weight

33-52

Average Life Expectancy

12-14


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