Thank for completing this application! At first glance, you might thing "wow, this is a little long - are all these questions really necessary?" I know, because I initially thought the same thing when we got our dogs! We adore our dogs, and we want our puppies to go families who are the best match for them. Every family is different, and there are no right or wrong answers. We know many families have working adults and we don't expect anyone to be a superhero and quit a day job just to be able to take home a puppy. That said, we are interested in families who will treat their puppies as part of the family - with plenty of enrichment, training, and love. Every puppy family has different needs, and this application helps us identify who needs what information and what homes might make the best fit. If you're a veteran Finnish Lapphund owner, we don't want to waste your time regaling things you already know; by the same token, if this is your first puppy or first Finnish Lapphund, we want to make sure you leave prepared for what life with a puppy may bring. Before submitting an expresion of interest, please have a read of our upcoming litter information, especially details about the temperaments of both parents.
At this time we will only be considering first time puppy owners from NSW and the ACT, so that we can provide you with ongoing support. Families who have previously owned Lappies in Victoria, South Australia and south-west WA are also welcome to apply. Although some lappies cope well with the heat in northern states/areas, we find ours prefer a cooler climate with less humidity to live their best lives (hence the geographical preferences).
Once we have received an application, we will do our best to get back to you within a few days. If we think you will be a good fit for one of our puppies, we will arrange a time for a video call to have a more thorough chat, and so you can meet Salla if you haven't already (if you're local to Sydney you are welcome to stop by our house instead up to/before a week to go until Salla's due date). After this, we will let you know ASAP .
If the number of suitable applicants exceeds the number of puppies available, we will create a waitlist. Sometimes circumstances of families change, we just ask you let us know ASAP if that is the case.
Please don't take it personally if we don't offer you a puppy. It may be that we think a slightly different temperament than what are in our lines may suit you. We can also put you in touch with other breeders who may have available puppies.
Please let us know if you have already applied, or are planning to apply for a puppy with another breeder - noting we are in touch with most Australian breeders and don't want to create a confusing or awkward situation for anyone involved.