Theldaroy Finnish Lapphunds
Hi, I'm Roslyn S.
Queensland's first Finnish Lapphunds and one of the two principal foundation breeders in Australia. We are the home to Riki who became Australia's young Lappie Grand champion and gained his Supreme Championship in the same year. We are breeders of "Blaze", a four time winner of the Melbourne Royal Best of Breed and we are breeders of the youngest Best In Group Lapphunds.
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Last checked on 19 February 2021
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- Breeding & Welfare
- Health Practices
- Home Environment
- Physical Condition
Our Breeding Practices
Behaviour and socialisation
We live in as close proximity as we can with all our pups to help socialise them and get them used to human interaction. We vary their experiences of daily play activities, initiate toilet training with them and help desensitise them to the usual household noises and rural surroundings.
We hip and elbow score, DNA test and eye screen all our breeding dogs - some of these results we publish on our website. We feed our puppies Advance and our older dogs on a mix of A La Carte and wet food such as carcasses, chicken mince and stews. Our puppies are vet-checked, fully vaccinated and wormed regularly.
Living 3 hours out of Brisbane we are set in rural surroundings. Our puppies are whelped in the house staying there for the first 5 weeks after which they are mainly outside day and night. We have verandas off the front and back with yards and decking areas for them to roam freely and kennel setups for the older dogs.
Included with our puppies
We have written a complete comprehensive folder of information about the breed which we provide in addition to Advance food, some treats, a toy and a collar. We also have drawn up a breeder contract with a desexing clause for companion dogs and recompensation for dogs return to contribute to our future breeding programs.
Theldaroy 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…
Theldaroy 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. It can occur in various breeds. There is a DNA test available to identify whether a breeding dog is carrying this condition.
About the Breeder
A little about us
I’m Roslyn (Ros), a former primary school educator and ANKC /FCI All Breeds Judge.
Why we got involved in breeding
Upon seeing a photo of a Finnish Lapphund in the UK back in 2000, I loved how they looked like a Siberian Husky without being a Husky! By the end of that year I purchased and imported my own from Finland and continued to fall in love with everything about the breed.
Our special touch
Dogs Queensland (ANKC)