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 (now) two Finnish Lapphunds, Ohra and her daughter Kassi.
Two years ago the two were four, but sadly our eldest 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 describe ourselves as hobby breeders, meaning we breed occasionally, every year or so. Our affix is Finnish and translates as Snow Dog - highly appropriate we feel.
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 are proud to be members of the Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme 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 ;-)