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Rachel is a stay-at-home pet mom, caring for her dog, cat, turtle, tortoise, and fish. She's a content writer in various niches but most notably in the pet field, educating pet parents on the health and wellbeing of their furry friends. When she's not writing, she's reading, playing video games, or organizing something.
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Finnish Lapphund Puppies

Rachel Poli Author
Rachel
Dec 9 ·

The Finnish Lapphund is a purebred dog breed known to be part of the herding group. In fact, they were initially bred to herd reindeer across the north. Today, they’re known for being friendly, alert, and agile. If you want to learn more about Finnish Lapphund puppies, then keep reading.

Where to get Finnish Lapphund Puppies

You’ll be able to find this dog breed anywhere you look for dogs. For example, you can begin your search with your local animal shelter or rescue organization. They might have Finnish Lapphund puppies, adults, seniors, or mi ed breeds available for adoption. Valo…

These dogs are often at these places because they were found as strays or abandoned or surrendered by their previous owners. So, you can save a dog’s life while gaining a new furry friend.

Alternatively, if you want a purebred puppy and know where the dog came from, you can go through a reputable breeder. The American Kennel Club recognizes this dog as a breed standard so that you can check out the AKC Marketplace for ethical breeders.

You’ll be able to tell a good breeder from the rest because they’ll do the following:

  • Health screen and genetically test the dogs before breeding to ensure it’s safe (and then get the puppies tested)
  • Have health documents and family tree history available for you to bring home upon adoption
  • Socialize and train the puppies as early as possible, allowing them to live in their home like family
  • Ensure the puppies are up to date on all of their vaccinations
  • Want to meet with you in person and will enable you to meet the parents and the litter

If you find a breeder who does not do the above, they might be a puppy mill or a backyard breeder. These breeders should be avoided because they don’t breed the dogs in healthy or safe conditions. Also, they’re more interested in making a profit from the puppies rather than finding them good homes. Stark…

The Cost

The average cost of this dog breed is between $1,000 and $2,500. The price will vary depending on factors such as the breed’s popularity, the breeder’s location, the time of year, and the number of puppies in the litter. However, if you adopt from a shelter or rescue, you can expect to pay about $300 for this doggo.

Appearance

Finnish Lapphund puppies will grow to be medium-sized dogs. Females are usually slightly smaller than males. For instance, males can grow to be about 18 to 21 inches tall, and females can be about 16 to 19 inches tall. Regardless of gender, they should weigh between 33 and 53 pounds. Noma…

In addition, they have a medium double coat that can come in a handful of coat colors and markings, such as:

  • Black
  • Brown
  • Blonde
  • Tan
  • Cream
  • Wolf Sable
  • White Markings
  • White & Tan Markings
  • Black Mask
  • Domino
  • Tan Points
  • Tri-Color Markings

Also, they can come in other colors and markings, but they are not as common or recognized. Nori…

Temperament

There’s a lot to love about the Finnish Lapphund. For example, they’re loyal and affectionate with their family members. For instance, they’ll be excellent with young children and meet new people. Unfortunately, however, they might be wary around other dogs.

Early training and early socialization will be needed to get them around other dogs. Even though they’re generally friendly, it’s always best to nip certain behaviors in the bud right away. Luckily, they’re easy to train because they’re eager to please their owners.

Given their size, you’ll be able to live in an apartment with this doggo. However, they love to bark, so they might drive your neighbors crazy. In addition, they have moderate energy levels and will need a good 30 to 60 minutes of physical activity and playtime each day. In other words, they’ll have to have a bigger house with a fenced-in yard. Calvera…

Finnish Lapphund Puppies – Veterinary Needs

As with all dogs, you want to be sure to bring them to the vet a few times during their first year. You’ll be able to keep them up to date with their shots and boosters and also keep track of their growth and development. Then, for every year after that, you can bring them to the vet once a year for their annual checkup.

Luckily, Finnish Lapphunds are a relatively healthy breed. However, they are known to get the following health issues:

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Cataracts
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)

They have an average lifespan of about 12 to 15 years with proper care. Noma…

Diet

With your vet’s approval, you’ll be able to feed this dog just about anything. However, you want to ensure it’s appropriate for their breed size, age, weight, and metabolism. For example, you can give them high-quality kibble or canned wet food from a commercial dog food brand or homemade dog food.

Grooming

Even though they have a double coat, you won’t need to worry about grooming or bathe them often. Instead, you can bring them to a professional grooming salon on occasion for a good cleaning. Luna…

However, they do shed a lot, so you’ll want to brush their coat at least once or twice a week. During shedding seasons, where they’ll shed more in the fall and spring, you’ll want to brush them daily to keep the shedding under control.

Otherwise, keep up with trimming their nails, brushing their teeth, and cleaning their ears regularly. 

Finnish Lapphund Puppies – Photos

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Rachel is a stay-at-home pet mom, caring for her dog, cat, turtle, tortoise, and fish. She's a content writer in various niches but most notably in the pet field, educating pet parents on the health and wellbeing of their furry friends. When she's not writing, she's reading, playing video games, or organizing something.
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