The Lapponian Herder in the early 50's

Eino Takkunen

At the beginning of the 1950's Olli Korhonen was a pioneer in getting the Finnish reindeer herding dog to the pedigree book. In his trips to Lappland he saw dogs and published his observations in the Finnish Kennel Club's magazine.  In 1954 Olli Korhonen met Eino Takkunen and the two started co-operation.

Korhonen carried out a survey to Lappish dog owners and asked what kind of charasteristics the Lapponian Herder should have. During the duo's trips to Lappland Eino Takkunen filmed Lappish dogs to cinefilm. This video is one of the gems in the Finnish Kennel Club's video archive.