In May 2012 a fourth Lappy
came to live with us when Summer (Lecibsin Sametti)
arrived from Finland. She would be part of the
Lumikoira pack until November 2012 when she flew off to
Australia to join her new hufamily and pack at
Caleebra in Canberra, Summer has her own page
which can be found
We hope that this website will convey our love of our
own dogs and this very special breed.
We breed occasionally, Kiva's first litter - on behalf
of her breeder Liz Mowatt of
TabanyaRuu - was born in August 2010 (more).
In September 2011 Kiva was mated to LapinLumon
Karvajalka of Honeybears (Heikke) and on November 19th a
litter of four puppies was born, 2 x brown tan and white
boys, a black tan and white boy and a black tan and
white girl - find out more about them here.
In January 2012 we were
awarded our Assured Breeder Scheme Certificate by the
Kennel Club and in January 2015 we passed our ABS
inspection - more information about the scheme can be
We show for fun, maybe half a dozen times a year.
Kiva loves the experience and we were delighted when at
Crufts 2010 she was awarded Reserve Best Bitch.
less enamoured with the showing - we do show him
occasionally as he does enjoy meeting up with his four
and two legged fans. Sassi has been shown,
qualifying for Crufts in 2015.
Kiva and Mylo are, first and foremost, family pets -
Louise was against us getting a dog as she thought it
would change our lives - she was right, however she
never realised how wonderful that change would be.
choosing an affix we have always felt it important that
it is relevant to the type of dogs that we have chosen
to specialise in. Lumi Koira translates from the
Finnish as "Snow Dog" which is a fitting name for
a breed of dog that, in its native environment, would
spend most of its life in Northern Finland in
temperatures as low as -40.
We enjoy receiving visitors and being able to show off
our dogs and talk about the breed so please get in touch
if you need a Lappy fix.