So you’re looking to adopt an Swedish Lapphund, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “Swedish Lapphunds make wonderful family companions and thrive when included in all the activities of their human pack. This lively and intelligent medium-sized spitz is a versatile, playful and energetic pooch. Although generally considered a medium to high energy breed, it is capable of relaxing and chilling when appropriate, aka the Lappie “on/off” switch. Alert and friendly, they can also be independent-minded and stubborn. The breed retains its guarding and herding traits of alertness and attention-getting barking. The Swedish Lappie is eager to please, will work with you, and is suited for rally, agility, herding, scent work and other companion events. Club Contact DetailsName: Patricia ArfstenEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org Lively, alert, kind and affectionate. The Lapphund is very receptive, attentive and willing to work. Its abilities as a good herding dog made it very useful in the reindeer trade. It is very versatile, suitable for obedience training, agility, herding, tracking, etc. It is easy to train, full of endurance and toughness.”
An Swedish Lapphund typically ranges from 40.64cm to 50.8cm in height, and weighs from 13.6077711kg to 20.41165665kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Swedish Lapphund breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Swedish Lapphund insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.