Canis ISSN: 2398-2942 Swedish Lapphund Synonym(s): Lapland Spitz Introduction Biological Data Introduction General information Herding and guarding breed. Prefers outdoor life. Bred to protect herds from predators, thus independent and defensive behaviors are inherent. Breed standard describes it as friendly and quick to learn; however, in Sweden they have proven to be occasionally difficult to train and aggressive. Coat is thick and dense and requires good grooming. Biological Data This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further ReadingPublicationsRefereed papers Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource. Other sources of information For information on Genetic Testing Providers (labs), genetic tests, and tests by breed, visit International Partnership for Dogs: https://dogwellnet.com/. For a list of DNA tests available for certain breeds worldwide, visit Kennel Club Worldwide DNA tests: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-testing-simple-inherited-disorders/worldwide-dna-tests/. The Kennel Club Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/9846/abs_breed_specific_requirements_and_recommendations_web.pdf. Organisation(s) Visit the Kennel Club website to search for details of KC-registered breed clubs: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/findaclub/breed/. Visit the American Kennel Club website to search for details of AKC-recognized breed club: www.akc.org/clubs/search.