Bucolick Finnish Lapphunds
Scenic Rim Regional, Queensland
Hi, I'm Jenn E.
Bucolick was born in 2016 when my family bought a hobby farm in Scenic Rim, South-East Queensland. This was a 'tree change' that we didn't even know we needed until it happened. There are currently 4 humans, 2 dogs, 5 geese and 8 chickens in the Bucolick family. These numbers may change! Lappies we have since discovered are a superb companion breed and a well-chosen puppy would fit well into many different family and home settings. We hope to breed healthy, temperamentally friendly, sound, trainable and great breed-type dogs. For any enquiries about Finnish Lapphunds, please contact Jenn via the application form. We do prefer to place most puppies with owners and families who live within 2 to 3 hrs travel of our farm in South East Queensland. This is broadly South to Tweed, West to Toowoomba and North as far as Noosa. In spite of this, I do receive a lot of interstate enquiries. If you live in a state where other Rightpaw Finnish Lapphund breeders are listed, I strongly recommend you contact them. I reply to enquiries about once a week, usually on Sundays, so don't worry if it's been a few days!
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Last checked on 6 November 2020
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Our Breeding Practices
Behaviour and socialisation
Finnish Lappunds are moderate size human friendly dog. With appropriate training they are very social and make great family pets. I introduce puppies to a number of people, children and other animals from 4 weeks of age. We use puppy culture protocols for self settling, calming and socialisation. Puppies have basic toilet training onto grass, and desensitisation to a number of stimuli including strange sounds, selected other dogs and…
Lappies come in a diversity of colours, temperaments, working abilities, prey drives and need for activity. We choose calm even-temperament dogs for breeding. I choose sires that are generally over the age of 4 and bitches that are 2-4 years old for their first litter. Sires are often in tubes! We are bringing in new genetics from overseas when we can. Over half of our planned litters involve overseas sires using artificial…
We are a small family kennel and whelp and raise our very young puppies in a separate room inside the home. We take infection and hygiene control very seriously ensuring litters are separated in both space and time. From 4 weeks puppies have access to ample outside clean grassy lawn play areas and toys as well as other textural experiences like gravel, concrete, dirt and water play! For older dogs we often take part in our breed specific…
Included with our puppies
Our puppies are microchipped, wormed and fully immunised. We provide some toys, kibble and ongoing support with access to a social media group and information pack outlining training & neutering recommendations, ownership care and 'what to expect' support. Puppies are gorgeous but teenagers need love support and work! We don't want you to walk away with a new puppy and then struggle 5 months later. Some of our puppies may be extra…
Bucolick Finnish Lapphunds conducts 2 out of 2 core health tests which RightPaw believe are most important to conduct for the Finnish Lapphund.
An eye certificate means the breeder has had their breeding dogs examined by a veterinary…
These breeders have had x-rays taken on their breeding dogs to assess their ‘hip score’. Dogs with…
Bucolick Finnish Lapphunds conducts 5 additional tests available for the Finnish Lapphund.
Canine Multifocal Retinopathy (CMR) is a genetic disorder causing local detachment of the retina in young dogs. It does not always cause impaired vision or blindness but can in severe cases. There are three types of CMR affecting different breeds. A DNA test is available to identify if a breeding dog is carrying this condition.
This is a disease affecting the spinal cord of older dogs, initially causing wobbliness and eventually hindlimb paralysis. It can affect a wide range of breeds. There is now a DNA test that can indicated if a breeding dog is carrying this disease.
These breeders have had x-rays taken on their breeding dogs to assess the quality of their elbow joints. Dogs with very low ‘elbow scores’ are less likely to develop elbow problems in the future and less likely to pass hereditary elbow problems on to their puppies.
GSD II, or Pompe Disease, is a rare glycogen storage disease that can affect Finnish Lapphunds. It can cause poor growth, muscle weakness, vomiting and heart problems. There is a DNA test available to identify if a breeding dog is carrying this condition.
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) in dogs is a type of genetic eye disease causing deterioration of the retina and eventually, blindness. There are a variety of sub-types of PRA, which can occur in various breeds. There are various DNA tests available to identify whether a breeding dog is carrying this condition.
About the breeder
A little about us
Hi, I'm Jenn from Bucolick Finnish Lapphunds. We were dog-free busy professionals for 20 years. Then in 2016 we realigned our priorities and bought a farm! Two gorgeous Lapphunds joined the family. We've never looked back.
Why we got involved in breeding
A lot of research into canine health, temperament and care requirements went into our choice OF breed and our choice TO breed. We were after a 'forever breed' to be part of our family for a very long time.
Our special touch
We have a Guardian Program for special owners in South East Queensland who can commit to taking the extra step of owning a dog who is not neutered/desexed for a minimum of 3 years. Our genetics at Bucolick are carefully selected, imported and precious so our selected Guardian Puppies are the future of the Bucolick family and are super special. All our puppies will have a full SNP genome analysis via Embark in the USA. This is for ongoing research into Autoimmune and other disease in the breed. Will your puppy personally benefit? Probably not!! It’s for future data. But this should give you a feel for the kind of priorities we have for this breed.
Dogs Queensland (ANKC)
- Finnish Lapphund Club of NSW Inc