Caleebra Kennels - Finnish Lapphunds - Melbourne, VIC
Owner and Breeder of Finnish Lapphunds.
We are hopelessly devoted to this rather unique and wonderful Spitz. We've been owned by Lapphunds for over 10 years and they still find ways to surprise and amuse us.
Generally, they're a family-focused dog with a keen intellect. Most are keen to train and show off what they know as long as they're getting paid. They're also happy to skip to the end if the training becomes monotonous or if they can't see the point in continuing.
Some are more comfortable lazing on the couch, though through our selective breeding, we don't tend to get that here.
They're still a spitz breed and can fall back on those primitive roots: independent, stubborn, determined. Especially during adolescence. Without early training, living with a Lappie can be a lot of hard work. Put in that time early and you'll have a best friend for life.
They're often described as a Border Collie with an 'Off' switch. They're ready in an instant for a game, a walk, road trip or training and will settle down in the evenings to be 'nearby'. They don't want to miss a thing.
For this reason they're not great dogs to be left alone in a backyard, but need their family.
They're known for barking and digging (to keep cool in summer) but also for their addictive properties: Most owners don't stop at one.
Life is always interesting with a Lappie by your side.
We don't breed often and want to get to know you before you'll be considered for one of our puppies.
Our website is always up to date with the latest information on puppy availability and litter plans.