This Arctic spitz breed once herded reindeer, maybe even for Santa!

Vital Stats

Height: 17.5 to 20.5 inches at shoulder
Weight: 33 to 53 pounds
Coat: long and profuse
Life span: 12 to 15 years or older

Believe it or not, this hard-working dog 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. Full Finnish Lapphund profile on
[usrlist “Cold tolerance:5” “Vigor:4” “Wanderlust:4” “Affectionate with family:4” “Tendency to bark or howl:4” “Compatible with kids:4” “Intelligence:4” “Potential for weight gain:3” “Sensitivity:3” “Ease at being home alone:3” “Ease of training:3” “Good for new owners:3” “Heat Tolerance:2” “Drooling potential:1”]