Zuleika Finnish Lapphunds
West Tamar, TAS
Hi, I'm Rachael H.
We are a boutique kennel situated in northern Tasmania, about 10 minutes from the centre of Launceston. Zuleika will only ever be a small kennel. Our dogs are first and foremost our family members, who live in our home with us and our puppies are also born and raised in the house. As such, we do not breed often. …
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Our Breeding Practices
Behaviour and socialisation
Our puppies are born and raised in the house (in our open-plan living area), where they are exposed to children, visitors, common household noises and of course receive lots of cuddles. We also have a cat and poultry, which the puppies are exposed to. We use Puppy Culture protocols to ensure our puppies get the…
The most important aspect of breeding is to breed healthy, well-adjusted puppies. All breeding stock are hip/elbow scored and eye and heart tested regularly. All puppies are DNA tested for relevant hereditary diseases, including prcd-PRA, GSDII (Pompes), DM and CMR3.
Puppies are born and raised in the house, in the living area, so we can monitor and be close to them. Once they are old enough they begin to get a 'taste' of the outdoors, before being able to spend their days playing outside. Our puppies sleep in the house right up until they go to their forever homes. Our dogs…
Included with our puppies
A range of 'goodies', including items that smell like mum, a bag of food, and a life time of support.
Zuleika 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…
Zuleika 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.
Zuleika Finnish Lapphunds will send their puppies to the following states for their new families:
Getting your puppy home
Zuleika Finnish Lapphunds supports the following options for getting your new puppy home safely.
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About the Breeder
A little about us
Hi, I'm Rachael from Zuleika! Zuleika Finnish Lapphunds is a boutique kennel situated in northern Tasmania, dedicated solely to this breed. Our dogs are an instrumental part of our family: living in our house, laying on our couches, sleeping on our beds and enjoying a rural aspect with two acres to run on. We…
Why we got involved in breeding
Dogs are in my blood and after returning to Tasmania in 2016, we immediately began our search for the perfect breed to join our family. A chance sighting of a Lappie set me on an unexpected course, namely, the return to showing and breeding. We have two beautiful foundation dogs, Fleur (Ch. Neut Ch. Armahani…
Our special touch
Zuleika puppies go home with a pack of goodies, including food and toys and their owners receive a lifetime of support, guidance and friendship. Whilst my primary interest is in conformation showing, my firm belief is in breeding dogs who are capable of doing the job for which the breed was intended. In August 2018…
Dogs Tasmania (ANKC)
Zuleika Finnish Lapphunds
- Finnish Lapphund Club of Victoria