Swedish Lapphund picture
Swedish Lapphund



A typical spitz type dog of slightly less than medium size, with proud head carriage, and a weather resistant coat. The body is compact and slightly longer than tall. The chest is deep to the elbow, and there is prominent forechest. The ribcage is long and oval, with well developed last ribs. The back is level, strong, muscular and springy. The loin is short and broad. The croup is proportionally long, broad and slightly sloping. The belly is slightly tucked up.

The breed is very receptive and willing to work, and its abilities as a guard and herder made it very useful in the reindeer trade. They are lively, alert, kind and affectionate, easy to train and suitable for many different endeavors such as obedience, agility, herding and tracking.

Size Medium
Height Male: 18-20 inches (45-51 cm)Female: 16-18 inches (40-46 cm)
Weight 42-46 pounds (19–21 kg)
Lifespan 10-13 years
Colors Black Brown White
Origin Sweden
Classification Purebred
Good Lapcat
Good In Apartments

Good With Children

Good with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them. It is also very friendly toward other pets.

Good With Dogs

Good With Cats

Exercise Needs


Moderately Easy Training: The Swedish Lapphund is average when it comes to training. Results will come gradually.



Grooming Requirements

Moderate Maintenance: Regular grooming is required to keep its fur in good shape.


Constant Shedding: Routine brushing will help. Be prepared to vacuum often!



Swedish Lapphund Pictures