Finnish Lapphunds are not for the couch potato, they are a working dog, and physical exercise is necessary to their health and well being. We would guess that on average the dogs require 1 hour of free running a day, but they can and do take a lot more if offered, enjoying a run alongside joggers and mountain bikes etc. (Though they need to be mature before tackling strenuous exercise).lappies enjoying exercise
But what is probably more important is the quality of the mental stimulation that they receive in addition to the physical stimulation. The Finnish Lapphund has a very clever and active brain, and can soon become bored. You must consider the dog’s emotional/mental needs, like training for obedience, agility, flyball etc. They love to learn so teaching them tricks is a great way to keep them stimulated as well as playing fun games.