The Kennel Club





Swedish Lapphund




The sequence follows FCI breed standard.

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE OFFICIAL VALID STANDARD

: February 2009

CLASSIFICATION

: Pastoral

GENERAL APPEARANCE

: Typical Spitz dog. Of medium size and rectangular shape.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

: Intelligent, quick to learn and patient.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

: Kind, friendly, devoted, lively and alert.

HEAD

: Wedge shaped, slightly longer than broad, fairly prominent occiput. Stop well defined, muzzle a little more than one third length of head. Foreface strong with no suggestion of snipiness. Nose dark, preferably black, bridge straight.

FACIAL REGION

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Muzzle

: Jaws strong with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws. Close fitting lips. Lips and palate strongly pigmented.

Eyes

: Set well apart, round, dark brown and full of expression. Rims well pigmented.

Ears

: Set well apart, short, erect, pointed and very mobile. Broad and slightly rounded at base. Tipped or dropped ears highly undesirable.

NECK

: Powerful, medium length without dewlap.

BODY

: Slightly longer than height at withers. Chest rather deep reaching to elbow, forechest well developed. Back straight and muscular. Loins short and broad. Croup long and broad, well muscled and slightly sloping. Ribcage long and oval.

TAIL

: Strong, oval and compact with firm pads. Nails and pads black.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

: Forelegs straight, elbows fitting close to chest, shoulders sloping and well laid back.

FEET

: Strong, oval and compact with firm pads. Nails and pads black.

HINDQUARTERS

: Strong, good width, moderate turn of stifle and hocks which are low set.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

: Light and springy covering ground with drive.

COAT

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HAIR

: Weather resistant. Hair standing straight out from body. Short on head and front of legs. Longer on brisket, thighs and tail. Forming a ruff round neck. Undercoat dense and finely curled.

COLOUR

: Weather resistant. Hair standing straight out from body. Short on head and front of legs. Longer on brisket, thighs and tail. Forming a ruff round neck. Undercoat dense and finely curled.

SIZE

: Height: dogs: 45-51 cms (18-20 ins), ideal height 48 cms (19 ins); bitches: 40-46 cms (16-18 ins), ideal 43 cms (17 ins).

FAULTS

: Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog and on the dog’s ability to perform its traditional work.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.