Swedish Lapphund

KC Pedigree, Small

Fluff monster

Not good for first time owners

This Nordic spitz has been used for centuries to herd reindeer and it is most likely Sweden's oldest breed.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Santa Claus or any lover of the spitz type

Not the best for ...

Anyone wanting a quiet life as Swedish Lapphunds like the sound of their own voices.

Aliases

None

Cross between

None

Origin

Sweden

Size

Small
Small - but bigger than most cats

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.

Coat

Double trouble!
There she blows. Dense undercoat that could stuff a mattress when you start combing it out.

Shedding

Fluff monster
Buy shares in Dyson - tell people you are wearing mohair if embarrassed

Life expectancy

14 years

Good first dog?

Maybe

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HOW IT WORKS

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