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Swedish Lapphund (Imp)


Illustration of Swedish Lapphund (Imp)

This Nordic spitz has been used in the far north for centuries, being used by the nomadic Sami for herding reindeer. Today he is prized in his native country for his intelligence and trainability and is also very popular as a companion dog.

The Pastoral Breed Group

The Pastoral Group consists of herding dogs that are associated with working cattle, sheep, reindeer and other cloven footed animals.

Usually this type of dog has a weatherproof double coat to protect it from the elements when working in severe conditions. Breeds such as the Collie family, Old English Sheepdogs and Samoyeds who have been herding reindeer for centuries are but a few included in this group.

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