is a medium-sized dogs with strong physiques. They have a double coat which consist of coarse, long topcoats and fluffy, short undercoats. The hair on their necks and head are thicker than the rest of their body, giving them the appearance of having a mane. Size Medium Colour Dogs of this breed can come in various colours; White, red, black, sable, wolf-sable and brown. However, they should have one dominant colour in their coats.
These dogs have a long, slender build with a wide head and a body that is slightly longer than their height. They have a triangular shaped muzzle and pendant ears that are situated close to the head. They have a deep chest and a tail that is set high and usually docked by half in countries that permit docking. At the top of the dog's skull is a broad and flat forehead called the muzzle. This has a pointed look but is not straight. The muzzle gradually tapers to a broad and deep nose. From the nose comes a brown and black nose set firmly into a intelligent expression. Their lips are tight and their teeth meet in a scissor bite. The eyes of the Finnish Lapphund are medium sized and a dark colour compared to the rest of the body. They have erect, pointed ears that are set low and to the side of the head. They have a short, pointed snout that is short and not Bird-like. The nose should be predominantly black. The eyes of the dog's head are triangular in shape and slightly oval in shape. Their head appears most of the grey but they can come in a range of shades between silver and light grey. They have a thick, long tail that is carried low and not carried on the backs of the legs. The tail should ideally have a curl like the tail of a Greyhound. The dog should have a height of around 14 to 18 inches with a maximum weight of around 25 to 35 pounds. They should have a straight front and rear legs and a high set tail. The Finnish Lapphund has a number of colours; these include; Chocolate, Light Grey, Grey and the rare solid white. If you are unsure of colour you can either ask your breeder for advice or take a coloured sample of the dog's urine with you when you go to the breeder to show them. It is not rare to find a dog with white patches on the chest and reflection of the white on the back of the legs. As such it is important that you are aware of the Lapphund breed before you bring one into your home. They do have some specific health concerns. You should make sure that your breeder is responsible in that respect and that you fully understand how to care for the Lapphund. They have a life expectancy of between 12 and 15 years. This breed should be chosen from a litter that is at least seven to nine weeks old. It is preferable for the pup to spend the first nine weeks with the mother but they can often be brought into a home at any age. It is best to spend time with the puppy up to three months to get it used to your home and without the litter and make sure they are used to people and other dogs. It is not necessary for the puppy to be closely attached to its mother to enjoy a good relationship with its father.