Talk:Swedish Lapphund

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It is generally agreed that the Swedish and Finnish lapphunds share a common ancestry - the ancient Artic spitz. The breeding programs of the Swedes and Finns have over the years produced two distinctly different breeds. One is not counterpart to the other. Parfsten 15:44, 26 May 2007 (UTC)

Most of this page appears to be directly copied from http://www.petplanet.co.uk/petplanet/breeds/Swedish_Lapphund.htm, a page which is copyrighted. Deleted those sections and wrote a short stub.--Hafwyn (talk) 04:31, 10 October 2008 (UTC)


The Swedish name for them would be Lapphund not svensk lapphund. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 90.237.204.43 (talk) 20:37, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

Copyrighted Material[edit]

This article, like many of the other dog breed articles on Wikipedia, seems to make extensive use of copyrighted material (that is, material that doesn't appear to be mirrored or fair-use Wikipedia content). The copy-paste link that I included is likely not the originator of the material, as they published it in 2010-2011. I included it for comparison, and because a copyright is asserted there (while paradoxically also stating in their TOS that any original content posted by others is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license).

However, I'm fairly sure that the single purpose editor User:Herdinginstincts copy-pasted the material from a copyrighted source, and the material at the "copyvio link" is derived and developed from that same source, rather than here, given the variations. Either way, it does not appear to be original content.

As the comments above indicate, and as I hinted at, copyrighted material is constantly introduced into these articles, by people that are likely not familiar with Wikipedia's policy on non-free material. Whenever it's removed, someone else invariably introduces more.

Honestly, the dog breed articles on Wikipedia are a mess. Weasel-words galore and original research in almost every article, some copyright violations, and others with numerous prose problems. And the vast majority of them are either without citations, or have citations from unreliable sources. Of course, there are a few fantastic articles that stand out as notable exceptions to those generalised statements. I'd like to begin cleaning some of these up, but honestly, a few of them need to be deleted and rewritten from scratch (especially those with copyvios), and probably the majority have sections that need to be rewritten almost entirely. With dozens of articles in such a sorry state, and hundreds of statements needing citations, it's a massive undertaking. While WikiProject Dogs (unfortunately) doesn't appear to receive a lot of talk page traffic, I'll also be posting something there, to see if I can get some community feedback on these issues. Quinto Simmaco (talk) 21:01, 21 June 2015 (UTC)