Caleebra Finnish Lapphunds
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Shareen C
Shareen C

Caleebra Finnish Lapphunds

LocationLatrobe Valley - Gippsland, VIC

Newborn litter

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Hi, I'm Shareen C.

Passionate and devoted to the Finnish Lapphund , we seek to 'share the love' with owners who can appreciate the difference. Established in 2009, it took two years to welcome our first Finnish Lapphund, a further 3 years to welcome our first imported Lappies. In total, 6 years from discovering the breed to welcoming…

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Last verified on 7 Aug 20

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  • Breeding & Welfare
  • Health Practices
  • Home Environment
  • Documentation
  • Feeding
  • Physical Condition

Newborn & Planned Litters

Our Breeding Practices

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Behaviour and socialisation

Visits start early with friends and from 5 weeks we invite future puppy owners and plenty 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…

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Health

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…

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Home environment

We have 3 adult dogs and no children. 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. Usually by 3 weeks (coincides with their ears opening)…

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Included with our puppies

Thoughtfully bred, carefully and lovingly raised puppy given the very best start. PLUS - Comprehensive puppy-raising guide with online resources and ongoing support - Sales agreement with health guarantees. Health records, including: - Microchip - transferred into your name - Age appropriate Vaccination and worming…

Health Tests

Core Tests(2/2)

Caleebra Finnish Lapphunds conducts 2 out of 2 core health tests which RightPaw believe are most important to conduct for the Finnish Lapphund.

Eye Certificate

stethoscope iconPhysical Test

An eye certificate means the breeder has had their breeding dogs examined by a veterinary…

Eye Certificate

Hip Dysplasia

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These breeders have had x-rays taken on their breeding dogs to assess their ‘hip score’. Dogs with…

Hip Dysplasia

Additional Tests

Caleebra Finnish Lapphunds conducts 5 additional tests available for the Finnish Lapphund.

dna iconGenetic Test

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.

dna iconGenetic Test

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.

stethoscope iconPhysical Test

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.

dna iconGenetic Test

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.

dna iconGenetic Test

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.

Australia States

Transportation options

Australia States

Caleebra Finnish Lapphunds will send their puppies to the following states for their new families:

ACT
NSW
SA
VIC
QLD
WA
TAS

Getting your puppy home

Caleebra Finnish Lapphunds supports the following options for getting your new puppy home safely.

Domestic air travel by plane
Supportive of domestic air transport by plane
Ground transport service
Supportive of on-the-road pet transport by car or van
In person puppy pick up
Meet the breeder in person for puppy pick ups
International air travel by plane
Supportive of international air transport by plane

Badges of Recognition

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About the Breeder

A little about us

I've had a lifetime passion for dogs and after serving in the Navy for over 13 years, I was so excited to finally put down roots and bring home my first Finnish Lapphund. Now, nearly 15 years later and together with the love of our friends and supporters, we breed Finnish Lapphunds under the Caleebra prefix. You can…

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. …

Credentials

State registration

RB101529

Association

Dogs Victoria (ANKC)

Association number

3100070698

Prefix

CALEEBRA

Breeding since

2013

  • Finnish Lapphund Club of Victoria
  • The Lapphund Club of Finland

Applying for a puppy

Apply for a puppy by answering a few questions so Shareen can get to know you.
A$4,000 - A$4,500

-Thoughtfully bred, carefully and lovingly raised puppy given the very best start. - Comprehensive puppy raising guide and ongoing support - Sales agreement with cash back health guarantees. - Microchip - transferred into your name - Age appropriate Vaccination and worming. - Full DNA fingerprint, health and trait profile as well as DNA Parentage Verification. - Registration with the ANKC - Puppy pack including toys, blanket, raw food, next worming tablet and basic care items. - 6 weeks pet health insurance with Pet Cover.

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A$4,000 - A$4,500