Buying a puppy is not like buying a “widget” off the shelf – bitches certainly don’t come in season just to suit those long summer holidays, and invariably in my experience Finnish Lapphunds are more like “wild dogs” having less frequent or regular seasons/heats, so it’s not always easy to make long term plans for litters!
Plus I don’t breed very often – one litter a year generally – quality not quantity
Our litters are generally promised long before they are born, for example, our litter born Christmas 22 were all reserved before they were born and now we are talking to families about our summer 2023 plans, I would estimate that it will be 8-12 months wait for Elbereth puppies. When selecting our families we do look to those who are patient and want to get to know us and the dogs or are known to the lapphund community, then we know how committed you are and that you are well prepared for your new arrival.
If you would like to be considered for one of our puppies please drop us a line with some information about yourselves and your interest in this fabulous breed.
One liner messages simply asking do you have puppies/litters available now rarely impress and highlight those who have not taken time to read this page.
To make sure you are ready for that new puppy, please do the following:
- Pour cold apple juice on the carpet in several places and walk around barefoot in the dark.
- Wear a sock to work that has had the toes shredded by a blender.
- Immediately upon waking, stand outside in the rain and dark saying, “Be a good puppy, go potty now – hurry up – come on, lets go!”
- Cover all your best suits with dog hair. Dark suits must use white hair, and light suits must use dark hair. Also float some hair in your first cup of coffee in the morning.
- Play “catch” with a wet tennis ball for hours.
- Run out in the snow in your bare feet to close the gate.
- Tip over a basket of clean laundry, scatter clothing all over the floor.
- Leave your underwear on the living room floor, because that’s where the dog will drag it anyway. (Especially when you have company.)
- Jump out of your chair shortly before the end of your favorite TV program and run to the door shouting, “No no! Do that OUTSIDE!” Miss the end of the program.
- Put chocolate pudding on the carpet in the morning, and don’t try to clean it up until you return from work that evening.
- Gouge the leg of the dinning room table several times with a screwdriver – it’s going to get chewed on anyway.
Take a warm and cuddly blanket out of the dryer and immediately wrap it around yourself. This is the feeling you will get when your puppy falls asleep on your lap.