Finnish Lapphund Breed Maintenance
Because of the double coat, Finnish Lapphunds require weekly brushing. It is especially important to brush behind their ears, under their armpits, and the groin area to prevent matting. Thankfully, the Finnish Lapphund does not have a "doggy" odor, and you should only bathe and shampoo your Lappie as needed. The Finnish Lapphund is a natural herder and needs daily exercise. Small yards that don't allow for roaming are not ideal so urban and apartment living is far from ideal for your Lappie. The Finnish Lapphund developed in the Arctic Circle and is accustomed to colder climates. Their thick double coat does not make them well suited for warm climates. Finnish Lapphunds don't require special diets, but as a dog owner, you should watch for any signs of allergies or sensitivities in your dog. As a medium-sized dog, 1.5 to 2 cups of dry food, divided into two daily meals is sufficient for a Lappie, but the quantity of food depends on your dog's activity levels, age, and metabolism. You should consult with your veterinarian to develop a nutrition plan suited to your Finnish Lapphund.