The Lapinporokoira (Lapland Reindeer Dog) originated in Finland around 1600s and was first used for herding reindeer. This alert, responsive dog was kept primarily as a working breed for many years. In the 1960s a standard was at last created for the Lapinporokoira by the Finnish Kennel Club. This herding dog has a loosely curled tail, which may be held against the thigh rather than over the back. Its body is longer than that of the Finnish Lapphund.
Outside its native country, the Lapinporokoira breed is also known as Lapland Reindeer Dog.
Photo courtesy of Lapinporokoira by Aegisson Lapinkoira