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Litter News

It's been a busy few months for us here at Lumikoira with 2 litters born this spring.

The first was on March 14th, when our very own Kassi gave birth to her second litter, this time comprising 3 boys and a girl.

The second was born a  few weeks later when Tiia (Lumikoira Kahvi) who belongs to Tom and Lauren Green, gave birth to a litter of 5 girls and a boy.

I am in the process of updating this site, and the relevant pages, with information about the litters and photos of the pups - a case of work in progress.

We have no further plans for litters in 2024, in fact our next litter won't be until summer 2025.

Thank you for visiting our site, we are Simon and Louise. We live on the borders of Warwickshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire where we share our lives with our three Finnish Lapphunds, Ohra and her daughter Kassi, and our latest addition Myla (Ohra's niece and Kassi's cousin AND auntie) we also own Sassi, who lives with some dear friends.

Two years ago the two were four, but sadly our oldest Lappies, Mylo and Kiva, passed away at 15 and 16 - not bad ages at all.

We hope that this website will convey our love of our own dogs and this very special breed.

We have been involved with Lappies for almost 20 years since first discovering them through research into which breed would best suit our lives.

We refer to ourselves as hobby breeders, meaning we breed occasionally, every year or so. The temperament of the dogs we breed is paramount to us, we want Lumikoira pups to be integral to the families where they are homed.

Saying that, we do love it when dogs that we have bred do well in the show ring.

Our affix is Finnish and translates as Snow (Lumi) Dog (Koira) - highly appropriate we felt.

We only breed from fully health checked dogs and we strive to ensure that hip-scores and COI (coefficient of inbreeding) are below the breed averages so as to ensure healthy puppies.

We have been proud to be members of the Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme since 2012, and we are one of a small handful of Finnish Lapphund breeders that are members of the scheme. Disappointingly in July 2024 the Kennel Club announced that they would be disbanding the scheme at the end of the year, and you can find out more about this here


In addition to owning and breeding Finnish Lapphunds we have also run a home-from-home dog boarding business.

Dogs to Stay was established in 2008 after we were asked to look after one of Kiva's siblings when his owners went on holiday.

When the business started we were prepared to look after other breeds as well as Finnish Lapphunds, but we soon realised that a house full of Lappies was far easier (and more enjoyable) than having a mix of different breeds.

Since then we have cared for over 150 different Lappies, the majority of which have become regular guests.  

Hey, it's a hard life, but someone had to do it ;-)