Swedish Lapphunds are a rare and ancient breed of dog used to herd reindeer in northern, Scandinavian countries. These unique dogs have big furry coats for winter travel and a high-pitched bark meant to tell the reindeer to move without scaring them. Activities for Swedish Lapphunds besides herding reindeer should challenge them mentally and physically. Agility training, hiking, and skill-based games are all perfect for playing with these dogs and keeping them healthy and out of trouble.
Activities for Swedish Lapphunds should be rooted in their natural tendencies like herding and snow travel. This breed of dog is closely related to the wolf and is rare to find. They enjoy colder climates and will often look like they are having the time of their lives out in the cold weather. They are smart and do well when they feel as though they have a job. While you may not have a herd of reindeer for them to care for, you can teach them to herd other farm animals such as sheep. They will also love any time they can get in the snow, so be prepared for plenty of cold weather outings. These dogs make wonderful family pets and companions, even if they aren't working on the farm.