Weight: 60 - 66 lbs.
Height: 19" - 21"
Life Span: 11 - 12 years
Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.
Origin: Finland (1600s)
Also Known As: Lapinporokoira, Lapland Reindeer Dog
Group: Northern Breed / Spitz
Category: Companion Dog, Herding
The Lapponian Herder will need a daily walk or run. Herding or agility training is a plus.
No special grooming requirements.
This breed is good-natured, obedient and easy to train. The Lapponian Herder's high intelligence level requires frequent mental and physical stimulation. If a Lapponian Herder is not used for working purposes, then it will require games and training to occupy its mind.
Compatibility with Kids
Good with children.
The Lapponian Herder descends from the Finnish Lapphund and the German Shepherd. The breed was originally used as a reindeer herder until the advent of snowmobiles. With rising fuel costs, the breed is seeing a revival, as the Finnish are going back to using dogs for herding to save money.
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