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The Swedish lapphund has its origins among the ancient hunting tribes of northern Scandinavia, from the
land that the Sámi people call Sapmi.
One assumes that the lapphund followed the first Sámi, who migrated to Scandinavia in the neolithic era,
about 9,000 BCE.
In Sámi mythology it is said that the lapphund sought the post of worker amongst the Sámi people in
exchange that it would always be well-treated.
The lapphund has been used mainly for hunting and guarding, but studies have also shown that during
the Stone Age, dogs were kept as pets. When the Sámi people started to keep domestic reindeer in the
mid-18th century, the lapphund's repertoire was expanded to include herding.
Historians and archaeologists have long agreed that the Swedish lapphund has an ancient ancestry—a
belief supported by the fossil record. Advancing gene technology has also shown that the breed is old
and carries some genetic origins unique or very rare among currently existing breeds (citation needed).
Hard work in the barren landscape of northern Scandinavia has created a very resilient breed. The
shifting climate demands a weatherproof coat that is easy to maintain. The rough terrain and the varied
work demand a dog with endurance, agility, intelligence and independence. The resulting Swedish
lapphund is a well-rounded working dog, well suited both for work as a farm, hunting, and herding dog,
and as a pet.
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