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The Breed Archive for Finnish Lapphunds (Suomenlapinkoira) is dedicated to the Finnish Lapphund breed and its history. They are an ancient breed with its spitz type forebearers used to help the semi-nomadic Sami people in herding and keeping reindeer herds. It wasn't until 1945 when the first breed standard was established by the Finnish Kennel Club and they were known as the Lapponian Shepherd Dog (short haired and long haired). In 1967 the two types of Lapponian Shepherd dogs were separated, the longer haired were given a separate standard and called Lapinkoira and the type and appearance of the Finnish Lapphund we know today became fixed in 1970's and standards changed to reflect this. To keep our archive clear and reliable we cannot allow Lapponian Herders (short hair) to be included. Please understand that the Breed Archive for Finnish Lapphunds is intended exclusively for provably pure-bred Finnish Lapphunds which must be registered with internationally recognised registries for purebred Finnish Lapphunds.

For most of the world this means that the dogs must be registered with their national registry, ie with participating members of the FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale). Exceptions to this are the United Kingdom and its territories, the United States of America, and Canada. In the UK, the Kennel Club (KC) is the only acceptable registry for purebred dogs. Dogs bred in the Republic of Ireland, and several of the Channel Islands may be registered with the authorities in those locations that are linked by agreement with either the Kennel Club or the FCI. Canadian dogs must be registered with the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC).

The USA employs a different approach, breeders not being required to register the full litter or each individual dog. In accordance with the American Kennel Club’s 'eligible for registration' requirement, we take the position that if any one dog in a litter is registerable, every dog in the litter is registerable. Even if a breeder, or the new owner choose not to register a particular dog, the dog in question remains a purebred Finnish Lapphunds and is therefore eligible for inclusion on the Breed Archive.

Pedigree analysis

We offer an extensive pedigree analysis page for each animal stored in the TBA database. This analysis contains the inbreeding coefficient (Wright's formula), ancestor loss, the partial inbreeding coefficient, the blood quota and more.

Please note: The pedigree analysis is based on the information in the database and is only accurate to that extent.

You can find a link to the pedigree analysis page on each animal's detail page and on the testmating page.

The pedigree analysis page calculates the inbreeding coefficient, ancestor loss, blood quota and the partical inbreeding coefficient (only up to the 5th generation) for a particular animal or testmating.

For details on the calculations study the tooltip information on the pedigree analysis page.

You can also follow these links for more details on genetics and inbreeding: