The Laponian herder is an independent, fun breed. They are very intelligent and generally eager to please. As a high-energy herring breed, they participate in many other dog sports, such as herring, companion programs. Its love of hard work makes it an amazing breed in any event that is competitive and fun. Early socialization is important because of their heretical mindset and they succeed when they have the job to do. However, to please please, the Laponian herder is very vocal and often barks while working.
For hundreds of years, Laps (Sami people) have used the same type of dogs that used to herd herds from Laponian herders. The breed is named the “reindeer herd” due to this original intent. Approval of the breed register was introduced in the 1950s. At the time, modern Finnish Laffhand and Laponian herders were still recognized as the same breed. The Laponian herder was separated into its own breed on October 12, 1966, as it was noted that two different reindeer breeds existed. In many areas, including Finland’s own homeland, the breed is still herds and keepers. The Laponian herder was accepted into the Foundation Stock Service program in April 2017.
The Lapinporocoeira is a medium-sized dog, with medium-length fur covered in a double coat. Ears are prickly (erect; ear dropping is a disqualifying defect.) The color is usually black or dark brown or brown, and sometimes reddish brown, with a lighter shade on the lower parts of the head and body , often with white markings. Medium in build, male and female should appear separately, males are usually heavier than females
The gestation period in lasts for 60-64 days The primary period of the reproductive cycle of the female is called Proestrus and goes on for around 9 days. During this time the females begin to draw in males. The subsequent part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive to the male. It goes on for around 3 to 11 days. The third part is the Diestrus. Usually, it happens around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for distinctive red and reaching its end. The vulva gets back to average, and she will no longer allow mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time span between heat periods ordinarily keeps going around a half year. The litter size ranges between 6 to 8 puppies at a time.
The Laponian herder has a thick double coat. He sheds his undercoat once or twice a year, usually in spring and autumn. Although his coat is smooth and never tangled, occasional brushing and bathing can keep him healthy, shiny and free of parasites. Nails should be trimmed when needed with a nail clipper or grinder to avoid overgrowth, splitting, and breakage. The ear should be examined regularly to avoid a buildup of wax and debris, which may result in infection. The teeth should be brushed regularly..
The Laponian herder is polite, calm, friendly, energetic and ready to serve, and barks easily while working. Although he is independent, he is eager to please and loves to work. They can be reserved with strangers, especially women, however, they are friendly and have a loving pet when they know you.
The Laponian herder does best when he has a job to do, whether it is a herring (his inland specialty) or another type of exercise, enrichment, or training. He excels in many sports such as obedience, agility, rally, dock diving, nose work, barn hunting, search and rescue, and extortion. Like many other breeds, Laponian herdes can be devastating if they do not receive enough physical and mental stimulation. When he has a regular stud, he is a quiet and wonderful Companion Dog.
Laponian herders should perform well on high quality dog food, whether it is commercially manufactured or prepared with the supervision and approval of your veterinarian. Any diet should be appropriate for the age of the dog (puppy, adult or senior). Some dogs are at risk of being overweight, so watch your dog’s calorie consumption and weight level. Treatment training can be an important aid, but giving too much can lead to obesity. Know which human foods are safe for dogs, and which are not. If you have any concerns about your dog’s weight or diet, check with your vet. Clean, fresh water must be available at all times.
Unlike many other breeds, Laponian herders are still considered primitive. Thus, this breed does not have any consistent or major health complications. It is kept healthy and properly cared for through the ages. Working with a responsible breeder, prospective owners can receive the education they need to know about specific health concerns within the breed.