- Other names:
- Svensk Lapphund
The Swedish Lapphund is a medium-small sized Spitz-type dog. These dogs are versatile, and have served as hunting dogs, guard dogs, and herders in their long and storied history. Working in the Scandinavian tundra forged these dogs into a very strong and resilient breed. The Swedish Lapphund is renowned for its stamina, agility, intelligence and independence. Their weatherproof coat is easy to maintain, though they will naturally require a good deal of exercise to remain fit.
Swedish Lapphunds are nearly nonexistent outside of Scandinavia, but those lucky few who have discovered this breed know that this a fantastically well-rounded dog, well suited to be both a working dog and a loving pet.