Life span: 12-14 Years
Height: 18 – 20 inches (male), 16 – 19 inches (female)
Weight: 33 – 55 lbs.
Commonly used for reindeer herding, the Finnish Lapphund is a Nordic dog of the Spritz type that is able to withstand the extremely cold temperatures of the Arctic Circle. Although the Lapphund only grows to 20” in height, it is exceptionally powerful, with a muscular build and strong bones. The Finnish Lapphund has an elongated nose and waterproof double coat that comes in a variety of colors and patterns. And while the Lapphund is a popular breed in the region of its origin – Finland, it remains relatively unknown throughout the rest of the world.