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    Swedish Lapphund |Sweden|

    Swedish Lapphund |Sweden|

    The Swedish Lapphund is the oldest of the native Swedish breeds and also the rarest. These dogs trace back to the nomadic Sami People of Lapland whose lives revolved around their reindeer. The “Lappie,” as the dogs are known, was central to the Sami’s lives and used for hunting, guarding, and herding. The Lappie is known for its fearsome bark, which is used to deter predators and intruders, but was also useful when herding the reindeer—the herdsman could locate the dog, and the reindeer came to recognize the noise as that of a friend, not a predator. Lappies today retain their herding instincts. They are generally good with children, interactive, and thrive on mental and physical challenges. But if they get bored, they have a tendency to bark.

    Swedish Lapphund |Sweden| Swedish Lapphund |Sweden|
    From Dogs Unleashed, Copyright by Tamsin Pickeral, licensed through ContentOro, Inc and used by arrangement with Thunder Bay Press

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