Swedish Lapphund Dog Breed

Swedish Lapphunds
Swedish Lapphund

The development of the Swedish Lapphund comes from European natives who lived in the area known as Lapland, which includes Sweden, Finland and part of Russia and Norway. This dog, previously known as the Lapland Dog, was brought to England by the Normans. The dogs that were adopted by the Finnish dog lovers became known as the Finnish Lapphund, while the dogs that the Swedes adopted became known as the Swedish Lapphund.

To avoid creating unnecessary animosity, the FCI recognizes both as a separate breed, whether or not they are actually different dogs.

Because of their heartyness and good-natured dispositions, Finnish Lapphunds are a welcome part of many European households.

Height - 17 1/2 to 19 1/2 inches (44 to 49 cm).
Weight - 44 pounds (20 kg).

Coat type - abundant and harsh, feathers persist throughout. The undercoat is thick and woolly.

Color - usually black or liver, although white marks are neither uncommon nor objectionable.

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