meet theLapponian Herder


Training &Temperament

The Lapponian Herder is an independent and fun breed. They are very intelligent yet generally eager to please. As a herding breed they excel in many dog sports in addition to herding. Early socialization is important because of their herding mentality and they thrive in when they have a job to do.

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Did You Know?

The Lapponian Herder has been assigned the Herding Group designation.

Unlike many other breeds the Lapponian Herder has very little health problems. Its breed has been kept healthy and cared for properly through the ages.

Though eager to please the Lapponian Herder is very vocal and often barks while working.

The Lapponian Herder has been recorded in the Foundation Stock Service since April 2017.

Has been nick named the Reindeer Herder because of its original purpose to herd reindeer.

The Lapponian Herder is high energy and excels in many companion events. It is hard working and loves any job you give it which makes it wonderful in any competitive or fun event.

From the April 2017 Board Meeting – Two new breeds were added to the Foundation Stock Service Program – Lapponian Herder and Porcelaine.

In many regions including its native land in Finland the Lapponian Herder still herds and guard reindeer.

The energy of the Lapponian Herder requires that it be feed a high quality diet to support its metabolism.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Black 007
Gray 100
Liver 123


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code
White Markings 014