The Finnish Lapphund can be vocal and if not trained correctly they will use their voice to get attention, this is commonly seen when the pups are cute and their owners respond inappropriately to a yap!  Word of caution – positive reaction when young can result in a noisy, demanding Lapphund when older.  The breed is very trainable, and dogs can be taught that barking is not a behaviour that you will accept.  Having said that, when a large number of Lappies get together – at shows or on walks – they certainly enjoy a good chat!