Meet our reindeer dogs
Lapland is known for reindeer as well as its reindeer shepherd dogs. The Reindeer Lake Resort farm has two large and sociable reindeer shepherds. Our elder dog is Miisu, a Finnish Lapphund. Finnish Lapphunds are middle-sized, long-haired and pointy-eared shepherds.
Our younger shepherd is Rico, a Lapponian herder. Lapland reindeer dogs have been used by herders for centuries as a tool for moving, assembling and separating reindeer herds, as well as defending the herd from wolves and other threats.
For more information on Lapland’s two breed of reindeer shepherd dogs:
- Finnish Lapphund: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finnish_Lapphund
- Lapponian herder: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lapponian_Herder
VIDEO: Our reindeer dog Miisu featuring in a Santatelevision Youtube video: these images were taken in our resort in February 2017