About Us

Thank you for visiting our site, we are Simon and Louise and we live on the borders of Northamptonshire, Warwickshire & Oxfordshire where we share our lives with our 3 Finnish Lapphunds, Mylo, Kiva and her daughter Sassi, who though we still own, lives with some dear friends in Buckinghamshire.

An Apology

This site is going through a process of change and reconfiguration, I am also undertaking some comprehensive updates.  If you can't wait  for them please email us:

enquiries@lumikoira.com or phone on 07722 797735

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 here.

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 seen here.

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.  Mylo is 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.

When 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.

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