Lapponian Herder Breed Maintenance
The Lapponian Herder is generally a low maintenance breed, needing to be brushed once a week or so. However, since he has such a dense undercoat, he is a heavy seasonal shedder. During this time, he will require much more grooming to ensure all the loose undercoat is stripped so new, healthy coat can grow in. Daily grooming is necessary to pull any hair that has loosened. Warm baths during shedding will help hasten the process and keep excessive amounts of hair from gathering around the home. When grooming him, a slicker brush, deshedder and metal comb should be used. The Lapponian Herder is not a hypoallergenic breed. He does not require many baths, except when he is shedding heavily unless he gets into something that is smelly. Cut his nails every two to three weeks or as needed. Trim the hair between his footpads to keep him from tracking in dirt and debris.