Information & History



The Finnish Lapphund Club of America, Inc. was established in 2004 to serve as the advocate for the Finnish Lapphund in the United States and was recognized by the AKC as the official parent club for the breed in 2009 becoming incorporated in 2012.


The Finnish Lapphund registered with the American Kennel Club as a Foundation Stock Service (FSS) breed in 2001 and on July 1, 2009 joined the AKC Miscellaneous group working towards full recognition.  On June 30, 2011 the Finnish Lapphund officially moved from the AKC Miscellaneous group into the Herding group thus becoming an AKC fully recognized breed.

As the AKC parent club of the Finnish Lapphund the objectives of the Club as described by the FLCA Constitution and By-Laws are:

* to encourage and promote quality in the breeding of purebred Finnish Lapphunds and to do all possible to bring their natural qualities to perfection

* to urge members and breeders to accept the standard of the breed as approved by The American Kennel Club as the only standard of excellence by which Finnish Lapphunds shall be judged

* to do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of the breed by encouraging sportsmanlike competition at dog shows and other events approved by the American Kennel Club

* to conduct sanctioned matches and dog shows under the rules and regulations of The American Kennel Club

* to educate owners, breeders, and the general public as to every aspect of Finnish Lapphund

The FLCA, Inc. and its members are committed to introducing the Finnish Lapphund and all its wonderful qualities to the U.S. and those interested in the breed.