About the Finnish Lapphund Club of America
The Finnish Lapphund Club of America was established in 2004 as the advocate for the Finnish Lapphund in the United States of America.
On June 30, 2011 the Finnish Lapphund Breed officially moved from the AKC Miscellaneous Group into the Herding Group becoming an AKC fully recognized breed now able to compete in all AKC sanctioned events, and compete for Championships and Titles.
As the AKC parent club of the Finnish Lapphund, the objectives of the club as described in FLCA's Constitution and By-Laws, are:
- to encourage and promote quality in the breeding of purebred Finnish Lapphunds and to do all possible to bring their natural qualities to perfection;
- to urge members and breeders to accept the standard of the breed as approved by The American Kennel Club as the only standard of excellence by which Finnish Lapphunds shall be judged;
- to do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of the breed by encouraging sportsmanlike competition at dog shows and all AKC events for which the club is eligible under the rules and regulations of the American Kennel Club.
- to conduct sanctioned matches and dog shows and all AKC events for which the club is eligible under the rules and regulations of The American Kennel Club.
- to educate owners, breeders, and the general public as to every aspect of Finnish Lapphunds;
- to encourage the organization of independent local specialty clubs in those localities where there are sufficient fanciers of the breed to meet the requirements of The American Kennel Club.
Currently, the FLCA has approximately 100 members throughout the United States and Canada with 400 plus Lapphunds in this country.
The FLCA and its members are all committed to introducing the Finnish Lapphund and all its wonderful qualities to America.