Believe it or not, this hard-working dog breed earned his keep herding reindeer in his native Lapland, in the far north of Finland. Friendly and gentle, the Finnish Lapphund retains a strong herding instinct.

Watch and learn about Finnish Lapphund dog’s key characteristics:

Key Vitals of Finnish Lapphund Dog
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Finnish Lapphund Dog Herding Dogs 1 foot, 5 inches to 1 foot, 8 inches tall at the shoulder 33 to 53 pounds 12 to 15 years

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

Finnish Lapphund is rated 4 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means Finnish Lapphund has scored high and is suitable in Adaptability parameter.

Finnish Lapphund is rated 4 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means Finnish Lapphund has scored high and is suitable in Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

Finnish Lapphund is rated 4 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means Finnish Lapphund has scored high and is suitable in Good For Novice Owners parameter.

Finnish Lapphund is rated 4 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level. This means Finnish Lapphund has scored high and is suitable in Sensitivity Level parameter.

Finnish Lapphund is rated 2 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone. This means Finnish Lapphund has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Being Alone parameter.

Finnish Lapphund is rated 5 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather. This means Finnish Lapphund has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Cold Weather parameter.

Finnish Lapphund is rated 2 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather. This means Finnish Lapphund has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Hot Weather parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

Finnish Lapphund is rated 5 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness. This means Finnish Lapphund has scored high and is suitable in All Around Friendliness parameter.

Finnish Lapphund is rated 5 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family. This means Finnish Lapphund has scored high and is suitable in Affectionate with Family parameter.

Finnish Lapphund is rated 5 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. This means Finnish Lapphund has scored high and is suitable in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs parameter.

Finnish Lapphund is rated 5 out of 5 in Friendly Dog. This means Finnish Lapphund has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Dog parameter.

Finnish Lapphund is rated 4 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers. This means Finnish Lapphund has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Toward Strangers parameter.

Health Grooming:

Finnish Lapphund is rated 3 out of 5 in Health Grooming. This means Finnish Lapphund has scored high and is suitable in Health Grooming parameter.

Finnish Lapphund is rated 3 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding. This means Finnish Lapphund has scored high and is suitable in Amount Of Shedding parameter.

Finnish Lapphund is rated 1 out of 5 in Drooling Potential. This means Finnish Lapphund has scored low and is not suitable in Drooling Potential parameter.

Finnish Lapphund is rated 4 out of 5 in Easy To Groom. This means Finnish Lapphund has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Groom parameter.

Finnish Lapphund is rated 4 out of 5 in General Health. This means Finnish Lapphund has scored high and is suitable in General Health parameter.

Finnish Lapphund is rated 4 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain. This means Finnish Lapphund has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Weight Gain parameter.

Finnish Lapphund is rated 3 out of 5 in Size. This means Finnish Lapphund has scored high and is suitable in Size parameter.

Trainability:

Finnish Lapphund is rated 4 out of 5 in Trainability. This means Finnish Lapphund has scored high and is suitable in Trainability parameter.

Finnish Lapphund is rated 5 out of 5 in Easy To Train. This means Finnish Lapphund has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Train parameter.

Finnish Lapphund is rated 5 out of 5 in Intelligence. This means Finnish Lapphund has scored high and is suitable in Intelligence parameter.

Finnish Lapphund is rated 4 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness. This means Finnish Lapphund has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Mouthiness parameter.

Finnish Lapphund is rated 4 out of 5 in Prey Drive. This means Finnish Lapphund has scored high and is suitable in Prey Drive parameter.

Finnish Lapphund is rated 3 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl. This means Finnish Lapphund has scored high and is suitable in Tendency To Bark Or Howl parameter.

Finnish Lapphund is rated 4 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential. This means Finnish Lapphund has scored high and is suitable in Wanderlust Potential parameter.

Exercise Needs:

Finnish Lapphund is rated 5 out of 5 in Exercise Needs. This means Finnish Lapphund has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs parameter.

Finnish Lapphund is rated 5 out of 5 in Energy Level. This means Finnish Lapphund has scored high and is suitable in Energy Level parameter.

Finnish Lapphund is rated 5 out of 5 in Intensity. This means Finnish Lapphund has scored high and is suitable in Intensity parameter.

Finnish Lapphund is rated 4 out of 5 in Exercise Needs. This means Finnish Lapphund has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs parameter.

Finnish Lapphund is rated 5 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness. This means Finnish Lapphund has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Playfulness parameter.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Herding Dogs

Height

1 foot, 5 inches to 1 foot, 8 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

33 to 53 pounds

Life Span

12 to 15 years