meet theSwedish Lapphund


Did You Know?

The Swedish Lapphund is a very versatile and loving family companion well suited for herding, agility, obedience and other canine sports.

The Swedish Lapphund is an ancient breed in existence for thousands of years. It is a natural breed believed to be a descendent of the ancient Artic wolf.

From the April 2007 Board Meeting - Two new breeds were added to the Foundation Stock Service Program - the Berger Picard and the Swedish Lapphund.

The Swedish Lapphund is the national breed of Sweden and was the first dog registered by the Swedish Kennel Club.

The Swedish Lapphund was originally used for hunting and as a guardian by the Sami people of Lappland and later served as a herding dog of Sami reindeer.

The Swedish Lapphund has been recorded in the Foundation Stock Service since April 2007.

There are approximately 1200 Swedish Lapphunds in the world today with the majority found in Sweden.

The Swedish Lapphund has been assigned the Herding Group designation.

From the July 2009 Board Meeting - The Swedish Lapphund was approved to compete in AKC Companion Events effective January 1, 2010.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Black 007
Liver 123


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code
White Markings 014