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

Summary
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 DogTime.com

Cold tolerance:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Vigor:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Wanderlust:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Affectionate with family:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Tendency to bark or howl:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Compatible with kids:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Intelligence:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Potential for weight gain:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Sensitivity:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Ease at being home alone:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Ease of training:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Good for new owners:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Heat Tolerance:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Drooling potential:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Average:
3.4 out of 5 stars (3.4 / 5)