The Finnish Lapphund was originally used for herding reindeer in Finland and was a close family member, sleeping with its Saami family, so that the thick coat kept both owner and dog warm in temperatures that dropped well below freezing.

The Breed Standard say’s the Finnish Lapphund is intelligent, brave, calm, faithful. Suitable as companion and watch dog.  The Lapphund is an ideal family pet for active families, they love being with people and are very good with children though of course children and dogs should be supervised.