Member Profile

Name : Lauren & James Vial

Town : Sydney, NSW

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Clubs : Finnish Lapphund Club of NSW, Finnish Lapphund Club of Victoria, Lapphund Club of Finland, Tracking Club of Victoria

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Prefix : ORICAL (Finnish Lapphund)

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We are based in Sydney, on an acreage property with our Lappie family. We enjoy partaking in various activities with our dogs, including: tracking, rally obedience, conformation shows, backpacking and therapy work.

We have extensively imported dogs and frozen semen, to introduce new lines to the Australian gene pool and assist in maintaining population diversity. We travel to the Nordic countries regularly, to network with other breeders, learn from their experience and be able to better contribute to our breed both in Australia, and internationally.

Our breeding program focuses on type, temperament, health and structure, with extensive use of imported frozen semen. We have developed a puppy training and socialisation program, with contribution from guide dog breeding and training schools, to give every one of our puppies the very best start to life.

We are always happy to speak with and meet people who are looking to add a Finnish Lapphund to their family.
We hold Lappie Open Days at our home, for people to meet our dogs, meet ourselves and ask lots of questions.
During Covid Lockdowns we hold Virtual Lappie Open Days via Facebook Live.

Instagram: @orical.finnishlapphunds

We have litters planned for 2021 and 2022, please contact us by email for an information pack.

Next Litter Planned: October, 2021

Prefix : ORICAL (Yakutian Laika)

We are delighted to introduce this lovely breed to Australia.

The Yakutian Laika is one of the most ancient breeds of dog. This is confirmed by archaeological finds on the banks of the Salah River, Yakutia, where the mummified remains of three puppies were found, and dated to be 12,500 years old. The breed was developed by the indigenous people of Yakut, where they were considered to be a valuable asset and an indispensable assistant to the people.

Throughout history and even to present day, the Yakutian Laika was and is used by the Yakutian people to pull sleds. The transportation of goods over long distances was imperative for these Siberian dwelling people, and there was no other suitable animal for this purpose in this region. Additionally the dogs were easy to feed on long journeys, by catching fish in the main rivers they travelled next to.

The breed plays an amazing part in human-canine history. In the 1990’s, at an excavation site at Zhokhov Island, Yakutia, Russian archaeologist Vladimir Pitulko found the remnants of sledges, dog harnesses and well-preserved dog bones. Dating by radiocarbon determined that they were 7,800-8,000 years old. The world scientific journal Science recognised this find as the very first evidence of the use of a dog for the transport of goods and, in general, the first evidence of man's use of a dog for any purpose.

We imported 3 adult Yakutian Laika from Russia in 2019, and welcomed the first litter in Nov 2019 and second in Aug 2020.

Next Litter Planned: Unknown

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