Original Name : Svensk Lapphund
Type : Lupoid
Male size : Ideally, 19 inches
Female size : Ideally, 17 inches
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : Sweden
Swedish Lapphunds are lively, vigilant, kind and affectionate dogs that are very receptive and willing to work. Their qualities as a guard and herding dog meant they were very useful in reindeer farming. These highly versatile dogs are well suited to obedience and agility training, herding, tracking and more. Swedish Lapphunds are quick studies that don’t run out of puff easily.
Skull slightly longer than it is broad, rounded forehead, very clear stop.
Well put together, slightly longer than the height at the withers.
Usually solid black, typical bronzing.
Triangular, broad at the base, small, pricked, slightly rounded at the tip.
Set fairly high, reaching the hock when extended.
Abundant double coat.
Swedish Lapphunds have been around for centuries in the far north of the Nordic region. These Spitz-type dogs, just below medium size, with proud head carriage and weather-resistant coat, were used by the local Sami populations to herd reindeer. Nowadays, most Swedish Lapphunds are companion dogs.
The type was originally bred by the Sami, who needed solid, brave dogs to protect and herd reindeer and this became the Swedish Lapphund’s primary chore.