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Finnish Lapphund
Picture of Taiga, a female Finnish Lapphund

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Home:Williamsurg, VA  
Age: 15 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Taiga

Taigabear, Taiga puppy, puppers, fluffbutt, our goat (she has been known to eat tin cans)

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:

December 31st 1999

eating, running, chasing rodents, tummy rubs

vacuum cleaner

Favorite Toy:
anything that squeaks

Favorite Food:
cheese, peanut butter, carrots, green peppers, yogurt...

Favorite Walk:
off-leash bike rides in the park or loose in the woods

Best Tricks:
will do anything for food: roll over, dance, shake, give me 10, etc.

Arrival Story:
I had a photo at work as my wallpaper on my computer of a Finnish Lapphund, and my coworker Jaana saw it and said "That dog is from my home country!" She was planning a trip home in a few months, so she offered to bring me a puppy if I could make all the arrangements. I found reputable breeders online, and Jaana helped me to communicate in Finnish with them via email. It took me a while to figure out that Finland is rabies-free, so there would be no quarantine. Taiga's breeder Merja drove a long way to bring Taiga to Jaana's parents' house in Finland. Jaana chose the name Taiga, which is a common girls' name in Finland - it means "magic" and "arctic forest". It's also easier to pronounce than Taiga's registered name Ylitse Muiden (which means "top dog"). Jaana brought Taiga on the 10 hour plane ride from Finland in a carry-on soft sided dog carrier. The stewardesses fawned over Taiga and allowed her to walk around the cabin.

Taiga is a Finnish Lapphund, which is a breed traditionally used to herd reindeer in Lappland. She's perfectly designed for Minnesota's frigid weather - she even has webbed feet to keep ice balls from sticking between her toes. She is from Kennel Hiekkaniemen in Finland.

Forums Motto:
top dog

The Groups I'm In:
Addicted to Agility!, Clicker trained dogs and clicker training, Lappies, TwinCitiesDogs, We love Agility!

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My pups pee is turning my lawn yellow.... any ideas?

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May 3rd 2004 More than 11 years!

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2005 Valentine's Day Party!

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