The Finnish Lapphund breed was developed in Finland, originally a herder and watchdog used in work for keeping reindeer.
The Finnish Lapphund is generally a very healthy breed, with a common life span of 12-15 years, many living beyond this.
Their ancestry, living and working in harsh and freezing cold conditions has ensured they have developed into a hardy working dog.
- Progressive retinal atrophy
- Retinal dysplasia
- Persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous
- Hip dysplasia
- Elbow dysplasia