5: Working dogs
Level: Moderate - high
& Characteristics: Lively, alert, kind and affectionate.
The Lapphund is very receptive and willing to work. Its abilities
as a good guard and 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
for: Active people & families.
Not many in Australia
9 - 15 years On average around 12-13 years.
Height at withers: Bitches
between 40-46 cms (16-18 ins)
Height at withers: Dogs 45-51
cms (18-20 ins),
around 19 - 21kgs.
Usually solid black: bronzing is typical. Also brown
or liver. White on the chest, feet and tip of the tail is permissible
but more white is undesirable.
Profuse double coat. Hair standing straight out from
the body, undercoat dense and very finely curled. Short on head
and front of the legs. Longer on the brisket, backside of the legs
and on the tail. Bushy, long and dense on the tail. Forming a ruff
around the neck.
Appearance: Typical Spitz dog of slightly less than medium
size and with a proud head carriage. Its coat is weather resistant.