Cantavia Finnish Lapphunds


Finnish Lapphund puppies (3 dogs & 2 bitches) born on 28 Jan by Cantavia Iltavilli (pet name Pessi) out of Peppiinan Kuunkerttu (pet name Kerttu). Pessi, who is a six-year-old first-time sire, is a friendly, even-tempered and overall level-headed dod, however, he can be stubborn at times and has an unnecessarily strong prey instinct. Up on size, he has lots of substance and bone as well as a beautiful expression and excellent coat quality. Aged two, Kerttu is also a first-timer. This typey and feminine bitch is extremely happy, playful and lively - sometimes to the extent that she has a hard time focusing, especially when there are other dogs around. Both parents are beloved family pets with no particular merits in the dog world, although Kerttu has had a go at sheep herding, demonstrating herding aptitude. Go to KoiraNet to see the pedigree of the litter.

Both parents' hip score is B/B (EBVs 104 (Pessi) & 108 (Kerttu)), elbow score 0/0 and patella score 0/0. What is more, both have been eye tested clear in November 2023. Kerttu has also been gonioscopied normal, spine x-rayed (LTV0 & VA0), and has a clear heart auscultation (Nov '23). As for gene testing, the pups will be prcd-PRA and DM clear by parentage, and as Kerttu is Pompe disease clear, the puppies can be no worse than carriers. What is more, the pups' pedigree is not associated with any major risks in terms of hereditary diseases as far as I am aware.

All are spoken for so no enquiries please.

Top row Pessi (photos by Petra Palukka & Reino Tossavainen, bottom row Kerttu (photos by Titta Repo & Petra Palukka