This amazingly hard-working dog earned his constant herding reindeer in his native Lapland, in the north of Finland. The Finnish Lapphund dog possesses a powerful herding instinct with having gentle and friendly nature.

finnish lapphund dog

Crucial 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


This hard-working, smart dog breed got his development in Lapland where his job was to herd reindeer. He still has got a powerful herding instinct which can be used with more general varieties of livestock these days. He can also relish the jobs of other dogs like obedience, agility, and therapy work.

The dog breed is gentle with children and friendly towards people. He is an excellent companion for the people who accept a dog with a long, profuse coat.



Males: standing 19.25 to 20.5 inches at the shoulder

Females: 17.5 to 18.75 inches

Weight: 33 to 53 pounds.