Lapponian Herder Dog Breed

Thinking of getting a Lapponian Herder Dog and want to know if a Lapponian Herder is suitable for your household?

Use the Lapponian Herder information on this website to learn more about adaptability, health issues, life span of Lapponian Herder and more.

Lapponian Herder Facts

  • Name: Lapponian Herder
  • Other Names: Lapland Reindeer Dog, Reindeer Herder, Lapinporokoira
  • Origin: Finland
  • Breed Group: Herding
  • Breed Type: Purebred


Lapponian Herder Dog Facts

Lapponian Herder Information

The Lapinporokoira is a medium-sized dog, with medium length fur in a double coat. Ears are pricked (standing up; drop ears are a disqualifying fault.) Colour is generally black or dark grey or brown, with a lighter shade on the head and lower parts of the body, often with white markings. Height should be 51 cm (20 in) at the withers for males, 46 cm (18 in) for females. Males and females should look distinctly different. Weight is between 55-65 pounds, males usually heavier than females.

The breed standard states that the dog should be calm, friendly, and docile, but also energetic. Most herding breeds need to be given regular exercise. The temperament of individual dogs may vary.

What to do if you lose your Lapponian Herder

If your Lapponian Herder Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. List your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. Register the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups Here.

3. Phone the nearby vets to see if anyone has brought in your lost pet.

4. Contact the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.

5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Pounds.

What to do if you find a lost Lapponian Herder

If you find a Lapponian Herder Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. List the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. Report the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.

3. Contact the Local Authority to collect the lost animal.

4. Take the animal to the local Animal Pound near to your suburb.

5. Take the pet to the local Vet who normally scan the animal’s microchip and locate the registered owner of the pet.

Laws Regarding Missing Pets

1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.

2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.

3. You must call your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.

4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.

5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.