Caleebra Finnish Lapphunds
Hi, I'm Shareen C.
Hopelessly devoted to the Finnish Lapphund , we seek to 'share the love' with owners who can appreciate the difference. Our Lapphunds are very family-oriented and greet our friends most enthusiastically when they visit. They are up for anything and really enjoy working with us. They pick up tricks and training very…
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Last verified on 7 Aug 20
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- Breeding & Welfare
- Health Practices
- Home Environment
- Physical Condition
Newborn & Planned Litters
Our Breeding Practices
Behaviour and socialisation
Visits start from 4 weeks with dozens of willing helpers (children and adults of all ages) to play with the puppies and help us expose them to new things. They're provided with periods of socialisation and daily environmental enrichment opportunities through the use of toys, obstacles, substrates and experiences as…
Health and temperament of the parents through their pedigrees are well researched in the planning stages of a litter. Health checks of mothers (and fathers if local/owned by us) are routinely conducted and their maturity and suitability to carry and raise a litter is of utmost importance to us. Our Puppies are DNA…
We have 3 adult dogs and no children. Our house goes into lockdown before puppies are born. The whelping box is set up in a room where Mum is comfortable and not stressed before and after her puppies are born. Puppies are raised in our home. As Mum settles into motherhood, our interaction with the puppies increases.…
Included with our puppies
Thoughtfully bred, carefully and lovingly raised puppy given the very best start. PLUS ANKC registration certificate, Health record for the puppy including First Vaccination and worming dates. Microchip, transferred into your name before you leave with your puppy. DNA reports for the parents and puppy. Health…
Caleebra 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…
Caleebra 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.
Caleebra Finnish Lapphunds will send their puppies to the following states for their new families:
Getting your puppy home
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About the Breeder
A little about us
Hi, I'm Shareen, and together with my dogs and the love of our friends and supporters, we form Caleebra Finnish Lapphunds. I was born the eldest daughter of a Navy Sailor and am ex-Navy myself, so I've spent most of my life moving around different parts of Australia. Right now we're in Victoria on an acreage…
Why we got involved in breeding
I stumbled across the breed by chance in 2007, and could have never predicted the impact of the Finnish Lapphund on my life. They are more than I ever could've imagined in a companion and, as a bonus, love training; both for fun and for competition. We attend conformation dog shows and train in Tricks, Obedience and…
Our special touch
I will continue to import Finnish Lapphunds to complement our breeding (and because I'm addicted to this wonderful breed) but primarily do this by importing frozen semen from quality males. I aim to breed only a few litters most years as raising puppies is all-consuming and I take that commitment seriously. …
Dogs Victoria (ANKC)
- Finnish Lapphund Club of Victoria
- The Lapphund Club of Finland
A$4,500 - A$5,000