The committee represents member interests and manages the operations of the club.
Committee positions are open for election on an annual basis. If you are interested in joining the committee, please contact our secretary who can provide you with further information.
Lauren joined the Finnish Lapphund community 9 years ago when she welcomed her first Lapphund into her life. Since then life has never been the same!
Lauren has imported numerous dogs and frozen semen from many countries to build a strong and genetically diverse breeding program. Breeding under the Orical prefix, her Lapphunds have been highly awarded by breed specialists, and proven their versatility in a number of disciplines.
Lauren was a founding member of the club, and trains and/or competes in tracking, track and search, rally obedience, backpacking and sled sports.
Cassie has been a breeder of Lappies since 2010 under the prefix Ausvarg. She has held a number of committee positions in the Finnish Lapphund Club of NSW over the years and felt the time was right to help out again in the role of Treasurer. Cassie says she is still pretty busy raising her human kids but does hope to have a day off now and then to get to a show or a Lappie picnic. You'll definitely see me at every Lappie Adventure Camp.
She says she doesn't remember her life before Lappies and doubts very much that she will ever be without one or five for the rest of her life.
To contact Cassie, please email or
Secretary & Show Secretary
Katrina welcomed her first Finnish Lapphund in 2005 when the breed was in its infancy in Australia. In 2016 she welcomed Willow from Orical Kennels and began showing. Her young son, Jordan, began showing in junior handlers and he has become quite the little star in his dapper little suit and bow tie. In 2017 Katrina welcomed Akela, who quickly excelled in the show ring. Young Jordan handled her to best bitch at the 2017 Finnish Lapphund Speciality under a respected Finnish breed specialist- Jordan declared that this was the best day of his life!
Katrina joined the committee in 2016, and regularly mentors new people to the breed. She is training in and/or competing in backpacking, tracking and rally obedience.
To contact Katrina, please email or
Miriam discovered the Finnish Lapphund breed 3 years ago when her teenage girls tried very hard to convince her their 6 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel was lonely. They came across the Finnish Lapphund breed and was besotted, and Kiva entered their lives. Their Cavalier was a people dog and not a fan of puppies but Kiva immediately worked her Lappie magic on him and they quickly became inseparable.
Miriam finds it hard not to fall in love with every Finnish Lapphund she meets and is happy to talk to potential owners about the pros and cons of living with a Finnish Lapphund.
To contact Miriam, please email
Krista learnt about Lappies a couple of years ago and has been fascinated about the breed ever since. Welcoming her own fur baby Miss Frankie in 2020. She can’t imagine life without her now.
Krista was born in Australia but both her parents are Finnish. This plays a big part in why she choose a Lappie (Suomin Lappin Koira) too with her heritage. Next visit to Finland, she will definitely go and make sure she sees some lappies in their homeland! Krista is looking forward to learning more about the Club and helping organise some amazing events!
To contact Krista, please email
Kaylene's history with dogs starts from as far back as 1976 when her parents got their first Basenji, which started Kaylene's show career.
Since then, Kaylene has had a number of breeds, including Setters and Alaskan Malamutes. Kaylene has been actively involved in fostering and rescuing dogs, an area she is passionate about.
Kaylene welcomed her first Lapphund in 2018 and enjoys her adventures with this breed, and assisting the NSW Lapphund community.
To contact Kaylene, please email
Having welcomed her own fluff Aalto in October 2020, Madeleine has well and truly jumped on the Lappie train. She adores their temperament, spunk, smarts and of course their good looks. In her first role with the Finnish Lapphund Club of NSW she hopes to celebrate the lovely breed and their wonderful humans too.
To contact Madeleine, please email
Misha first fell in love with Lappies in 2017 when her friend adopted a beautiful Orical Lappie. Fast forward two years, she adopted her very own cream boy, Inko. She loves their temperament, cheekiness, independence and most of all, the unconditional love that comes along with having a four-legged fur friend. Inko has sired many litters for the Orical family and in 2020, Misha brought home Inko's son from his very first litter; Myka.
Misha is looking forward to her adventures with her two Lappies and assisting the club online.
To contact Misha, please email
If you would like to nominate for the role of Health Officer, please contact