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What should you know before buying a Finnish Lapphund?

What should you know before buying a Finnish Lapphund? Finnish Lapphund has a sweet fur, a sweet Spitz face, rich hair on the tail, and a curved tail on the back. You can recognize them as Nordic dogs at a glance. The knees are about 20 inches long on the shoulders, and surprisingly, they are muscular and strong. They are quick and easy to run on the second plane. Lapi is a friendly and submissive partner, though a little wary of strangers. They yearn for friendship, and it can be painful to be ignored. A unique breed characteristic is a strong “startle reflex”, which is the result of people avoiding Reindeer’s antlers for centuries. Although Finnish Lapphund’s tend to shed hair and bark, they are still popular pets in their hometown.


Nutritional needs of Finnish Lapphund

A high quality dog food suitable for Finnish Lapphund‘s age (Finnish Lapphund puppies, adult Finnish Lapphund, or elderly Finnish Lapphund) will have all the nutritional needs of Finnish Lapphund. Treatment is an important adjunct to training, but giving too much Finnish Lapphund can lead to obesity. If there is, try to put less table waste, especially don’t put cooked bones. You need to know which human foods are safe and which are not. If you have any concerns about your dog’s weight or diet, you should consult your veterinarian.


The history of Finnish Lapphund

Lapland is an area north of the Arctic Circle, including Norway, Sweden, Finland and parts of Northwest Russia. It’s named after the Sami or laps, who have lived sparsely in the area for thousands of years. In ancient times, the Sami developed a fur rich Spitz-type dog for hunting reindeer in barren tundra. The history of the Sami is often obscure, but centuries ago they moved from hunter-gatherers to full-scale nomads. The Sami became reindeer herders, migrating large herds of deer in search of pasture. An authority told us, “the Sami live in tents or turf huts, move with cattle in five or six families, and supplement their diet by hunting and fishing along the way.” With the development of Sami society, Lapphund also evolved. Like their owners, they range from hunting reindeer to herding reindeer, while retaining the duties of hunting dogs, guardians, and close human companions. (Finnish Lapphund, one of the Arctic breeds, has spent thousands of years huddling with humans and other dogs on cold nights to keep warm. It’s a way to explain the natural social abilities of these dogs.)
Unlike the cute cartoon characters who pull Santa’s sleigh every December, the real reindeer are stubborn, grumpy beasts whose antlers can cause serious damage. Reindeer control requires dogs with courage, agility and intelligence, which are still the characteristics of Lapphund dogs. Until recently, reindeer grazing was the cornerstone of Sami society.