So you’re looking to adopt an Finnish Lapphund, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “Finnish Lapphunds, with their luscious coat, sweet spitz-like face, and profusely coated tail that curves over the back, are instantly recognizable as Nordic dogs. Lappies stand about 20 inches at the shoulder and are surprisingly muscular and substantial for their inches. Quick and agile, they move effortlessly and can go from a trot to a full gallop in a second flat.Lappies are friendly and submissive companions, though a bit wary of strangers. They crave companionship and will be miserable when neglected. A distinctive breed trait is a strong “startle reflex,” the result of centuries spent ducking the antlers of ornery reindeer. Despite their propensity for shedding and barking, Lappies are popular pets in their homeland. The weatherproof Finnish Lapphund is a tough and substantial reindeer herder from north of the Arctic Circle. This remarkably empathetic breed is among the friendliest of all dogs—once he’s satisfied that you aren’t a reindeer rustler.”
An Finnish Lapphund typically ranges from 40.64cm to 53.34cm in height, and weighs from 14.968548210000002kg to 24.04039561kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Finnish Lapphund breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Finnish Lapphund insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.