Health Information




The Finnish Lapphund is generally a healthy breed although, as with all other breeds of dogs, they too, are subject to genetic disorders.  They can develop hip and/or elbow dysplasia and several types of eye disorders.  While the occurrence of these is relatively rare, they do occasionally happen.

By searching the above links, you may educate yourself to the testing and certifications available to breeders and owners of the Finnish Lapphund. By health testing, we are breeding responsibly, helping to prevent unwanted genetic health issues, and providing puppy buyers with a healthy puppy.

Please email the Finnish Lapphund Health Committee with any health related questions you may have, the link is at the top of the page.