Lapponian Herder

Illustration courtesy of the Swedish Kennel Club

The Lapponian Herder is set apart from most other herders in that rather than herding sheep or goats, they were bred by the Sami people to herd and protect their reindeer. This Finnish breed is intelligent and well-rounded, capable of being a great member of the family if given a job or activities to engage in.

Fun Fact

These dogs were almost extinct at the end of WWII, but the breed was kept alive by enthusiasts in the late 1950s!

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