Q19. How do they get on with family, children, friends and strangers?
Kisa welcomes everyone as a potential playmate. With four girls in the house he is very well socialised.
Q20. How do they get on with other dogs in general?
Mainly great, sometimes he now ignores other dogs, or plays with very young dogs. On odd occasions he has growled and tried to intimidate another male but will stop when demanded/distracted by us.
Q21. How do they get on with other Finnish Lapphunds?
Loves all females, not keen on other males at all! In fact positively jealous!
Q22. What challenges do they present on a walk e.g. chasing deer, squirrel hunting, swimming, poor recall, scared to leave your side?!
None really, great with horses, ponies (haven’t tried deer) will chase squirrels but we don’t find it a problem as Kisa has good recall most of the time, good with passing dogs, runners, children, toddlers. Kisa does not like swimming but likes going in water in his depth.
Q23. Describe your dog’s personality using five adjectives.
Happy, clever, keen (to please) mischievous, noisy (at shows).
Q24. Have you owned or been very familiar with other dog breeds? If yes, which ones?
Rescue dogs – mixed breed.
Q25. How would you say the Finnish Lapphund compares to these breeds?
FL easier to teach and very quick to learn – grammar school of dogs.