Photo Comments Age: 16 Years Sex: Female Weight: 26-50 lbs
Leave a bone for Taiga
Taigabear, Taiga puppy, puppers, fluffbutt, our goat (she has been known to eat tin cans)
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December 31st 1999
eating, running, chasing rodents, tummy rubs
anything that squeaks
cheese, peanut butter, carrots, green peppers, yogurt...
off-leash bike rides in the park or loose in the woods
will do anything for food: roll over, dance, shake, give me 10, etc.
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.
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