Update JANUARY 2019: We've relocated back to Victoria and whilst there's still a dozen or so boxes, we're mostly unpacked and settled in.
We are now taking enquiries for our next litter. This is with Summer who is due in season in approximately February 2019. Puppies will be ready for homes in approximately late June early July 2019.
Summer is our foundation....the start of it all and behind all our puppies to date. She has passed on her pretty looks and her larger than life personality to 2 generations of puppies and we suspect we'll see traces in the next generation as well.
This is her final litter for us.
Our friends at Polarpaws are planning a litter from Tawnee using frozen semen from Hessu. Tawnee is due in season any day now (but bitches do like to do things in their own time) with puppies hopefully in early 2019
Kira of Ehana is also planning her first litter from Vader to frozen semen from Putte. Vader is expected in season in April approximately with puppies to arrive late July and head home late September.
And lastly for the year we're hoping to welcome puppies from Aura and Pate. This litter will be late in 2019.
These plans are subject to change. Timing will be updated/confirmed when we are able.
Are you interested in the future of our breed? Interested in helping us get there?
We do have some exciting plans in the works over the next few years and we need passionate owners to help support and realise our dreams and perhaps eventually as invested in our dreams as we are.
Naturally each and every single one of our puppies is precious to us, but in each litter we're trying to achieve something: usually a combination of breed (genetic) diversity, health and temperament to help the breed move forward in the years ahead. We can't do it on our own however, as we'd eventually become overrun with dogs and each of them deserves enough love and attention to thrive on their own. So we're looking for passionate and committed owners, fully supported by us for the lifetime of the puppy (as with all our puppies) but who will have a few more requirements placed on them than the average pet puppy. Investment Puppies will need to remain entire for approximately 3 years, and subject to non-invasive health, temperament and conformation testing, and by mutual agreement with the owners, would be chosen to continue the legacy and become the future of the breed. For Females, this would require them to have a litter. Males could be collected from at a vet or used at stud (externally or for us) with the owners compensated for their time and efforts.
We've successfully used this arrangement a number of times already and would be happy to refer you to our puppy owners to recount their own experiences. Two of our males have been used at external stud (fully supported and organised by us), two of our homebred girls have returned to us for litters and other girls have been selected to become the foundation of their owners own kennel. To continue the breed under a different name, but still supported by us.
If you are at all interested in assisting with the future growth of the Finnish Lapphund breed in Australia, you are encouraged to get in touch with us or any registered breeder you connect with.