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Reindeer Hides

Mike and Ann displaying an XXL reindeer hide.

See another picture of the front and back of a reindeer hide.

Reindeer hides from Finland are beautiful decorative skins that make gorgeous wall decorations and rugs. The tannery we have bought from for years does the best work in Scandinavia--which does the best work in the world with reindeer hides.  The skins are clean and white on the back. 

Why buy from us?  We import reindeer skins into the U.S. by the container load and select only #1 quality skins.  We are the source for the best skins available.  Furthermore, we are an established company with a long track record of satisfied customers around the world.  We hope you will be one too.

Please note that reindeer hides have a hollow hair that will break if walked on or sat upon.  Please do not walk on the hides as you will destroy them over time. For more information on caring and cleaning reindeer hides, see below.

You can see the galleries below to choose the exact reinder hide you want to buy.  We also have more in stock than are shown in the galleries.  Come visit us to choose from our stock.  You may want to call us to check for availability before you come over.

Order Code Description Price
CR-33-S-AS Reindeer Hide:Small C$215.00
CR-33-S-Gxx Reindeer Hide:Small:Gallery See Gallery below
CR-33-M-AS Reindeer Hide:Medium out of stock indefinitely C$225.00
CR-33-M-Gxx Reindeer Hide:Medium:Gallery out of stock indefinitely See Gallery below
CR-33-L-AS Reindeer Hide:Large C$275.00
CR-33-L-Gxx Reindeer Hide:Large:Gallery See Gallery below
CR-33-XL-AS Reindeer Hide:X-Large C$285.00
CR-33-XL-Gxx Reindeer Hide:X-Large:Gallery See Gallery below
CR-33-XXL-AS Reindeer Hide:XX-Large C$300.00
CR-33-XXL-Gxx Reindeer Hide:XX-Large:Gallery See Gallery below
CR-33-XXXL-AS Reindeer Hide:XXX-Large C$325.00
CR-33-XXXL-Gxx Reindeer Hide:XXX-Large:Gallery See Gallery below
CR-33-XXXXL-AS Reindeer Hide:XXXX-Large C$350.00
CR-33-XXXXL-Gxx Reindeer Hide:XXXX-Large:Gallery See Gallery below
CR-33-W-AS Reindeer Hide:White C$325.00
CR-33-W-Gxx Reindeer Hide:White:Gallery See Gallery below

Genus and species: Rangifer tarandus. Ranch.

Reindeer are not endangered and are not subject to CITES controls.

The Lapp in northern Finland raise reindeer for food.  They have been doing this for hundreds of years.  The skins are a by-product of the food industry.  Reindeer are not killed just for their hides.

Product of Finland

Care of and Cleaning Reindeer Hides

Reindeer (and other members of the deer family) have a hollow hair that will break if walked on or sat upon.  Please do not walk on the hides as you will destroy them over time.  Keep in mind that a 100-pound dog sitting on the skins all of the time will also break hair and cause the skins to shed.  Also, expect a minor degree of shedding over time, especially in the south where it is hot and humid or in a hot room up north.  The skins are ideally mounted on a wall, draped over a rail, or used as a floor covering where they are not walked on.  If they are draped over a couch, expect some shedding from sitting against the skin.  Expect some degree of shedding from hollow-hair hides.  

We do not accept returns on reindeer skins after our standard five-day inspection period.

You can clean the reindeer hide once a year with a vacuum cleaner on the lowest power setting or air it out.

Gallery of #1 Reindeer Hides for Sale

You get the exact one shown when ordering by number.

We update our website nearly every day. If it is not marked as sold, it is most likely available.

We may have more in stock than are shown in the Gallery.

Reindeer Hide:Small

Order Code: CR-33-S-G04

Length: 104 cm
Width across front legs: 81 cm
Width across middle: 72 cm
Width across back legs: 105 cm
Weight: 1.00 kg.

Price: C$215.00

See the back and a size comparison with a soda can

Reindeer Hide:Small

Order Code: CR-33-S-G05

Length: 99 cm
Width across front legs: 79 cm
Width across middle: 74 cm
Width across back legs: 105 cm
Weight: 1.00 kg.

Price: C$215.00

See the back and a size comparison with a soda can

Reindeer Hide:Small

Order Code: CR-33-S-G06

Length: 102 cm
Width across front legs: 80 cm
Width across middle: 75 cm
Width across back legs: 103 cm
Weight: 0.90 kg.

Price: C$215.00

See the back and a size comparison with a soda can

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Reindeer Hide:Medium

Order Code: CR-33-M-Gxx

Length: 
Width across front legs:
Width across middle:
Width across back legs:
Weight:

Price: C$225.00

out of stock indefinitely

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Reindeer Hide:Large

Order Code: CR-33-L-G14

Length: 115 cm
Width across front legs: 84 cm
Width across middle: 84 cm
Width across back legs: 113 cm
Weight: 1.25 kg.

Price: C$275.00

See the back and a size comparison with a soda can

Reindeer Hide:Large

Order Code: CR-33-L-G15

Length: 119 cm
Width across front legs: 90 cm
Width across middle: 79 cm
Width across back legs: 111 cm
Weight: 1.20 kg.

Price: C$275.00

See the back and a size comparison with a soda can

Reindeer Hide:Large

Order Code: CR-33-L-G16

Length: 122 cm
Width across front legs: 86 cm
Width across middle: 81 cm
Width across back legs: 113 cm
Weight: 1.10 kg.

Price: C$275.00

See the back and a size comparison with a soda can

See here for shipping costs to your area

Reindeer Hide:X-Large

Order Code: CR-33-XL-G03

Length: 134 cm
Width across front legs: 103 cm
Width across middle: 101 cm
Width across back legs: 122 cm
Weight: 1.65 kg.

Price: C$285.00

See the back and a size comparison with a soda can

Reindeer Hide:X-Large

Order Code: CR-33-XL-G04

Length: 134 cm
Width across front legs: 96 cm
Width across middle: 90 cm
Width across back legs: 117 cm
Weight: 1.85 kg.

Price: C$285.00

See the back and a size comparison with a soda can

Reindeer Hide:X-Large

Order Code: CR-33-XL-G05

Length: 136 cm
Width across front legs: 79 cm
Width across middle: 92 cm
Width across back legs: 100 cm
Weight: 1.60 kg.

Price: C$285.00

See the back and a size comparison with a soda can

See here for shipping costs to your area

Reindeer Hide:XX-Large

Order Code: CR-33-XXL-G05

Length: 142 cm
Width across front legs: 89 cm
Width across middle: 98 cm
Width across back legs: 115 cm
Weight: 1.60 kg.

Price: C$300.00

See the back and a size comparison with a soda can

Reindeer Hide:XX-Large

Order Code: CR-33-XXL-G06

Length: 132 cm
Width across front legs: 110 cm
Width across middle: 94 cm
Width across back legs: 117 cm
Weight: 1.90 kg.

Price: C$300.00

See the back and a size comparison with a soda can

Reindeer Hide:XX-Large

Order Code: CR-33-XXL-G07

Length: 134 cm
Width across front legs: 86 cm
Width across middle: 94 cm
Width across back legs: 110 cm
Weight: 1.50 kg.

Price: C$300.00

See the back and a size comparison with a soda can

See here for shipping costs to your area

Reindeer Hide:XXX-Large

Order Code: CR-33-XXXL-G05

Length: 135 cm
Width across front legs: 100 cm
Width across middle: 91 cm
Width across back legs: 112 cm
Weight: 1.35 kg.

Price: C$325.00

See the back and a size comparison with a soda can

See here for shipping costs to your area

Reindeer Hide:XXXX-Large

Order Code: CR-33-XXXXL-G05

Length: 144 cm
Width across front legs: 87 cm
Width across middle: 90 cm
Width across back legs: 116 cm
Weight: 1.75 kg.

Price: C$350.00

See the back and a size comparison with a soda can

Reindeer Hide:XXXX-Large

Order Code: CR-33-XXXXL-G06

Length: 141 cm
Width across front legs: 92 cm
Width across middle: 105 cm
Width across back legs: 126 cm
Weight: 2.05 kg.

Price: C$350.00

See the back and a size comparison with a soda can

See here for shipping costs to your area

Reindeer Hide:White

Order Code: CR-33-W-G116

Length: 102.2 cm
Width across Top: 67.3 cm
Width across Middle: 73.7 cm
Width across Bottom: 106.7 cm
Weight: 0.93 kg

Price: C$325.00

See the back and a size comparison with an 18" ruler

See here for shipping costs to your area

Approximate Sizes

Reindeer Hide - Small

The small skins measure approximately 10 square feet. 

Three skins pulled at random measured as follows:

Length        Rear Hips        Middle          

43”              37.5”               30.5”   
44”              39”                  31” 
44”              39”                  31”

Reindeer Hide - Medium

The medium skins measure approximately 12 square feet. 

Three skins pulled at random measured as follows:

Length        Rear Hips        Middle 

50”              44”                  32”     
49”              44”                  34”     
49”              43”                  34”  

Reindeer Hide - Large

The large skins measure approximately 15 square feet.  They weigh approximately 4 pounds.

Three skins pulled at random measured as follows:

Length             Rear Hips         Middle

53"                   40"                   31"
54"                   43"                   33"
54"                   44"                   33"

Reindeer Hide - Extra Large

The large skins measure approximately 17 square feet.  

Three skins pulled at random measured as follows:

Length             Rear Hips          Middle

57" (143cm)      46" (115cm)       39" (98cm)
56" (140cm)      44" (110cm)       38" (95cm)
56" (140cm)      44" (110cm)       31" (78cm)

Reindeer Hide - Extra Extra Large

These are very rare skins.  Out of 20,000 skins each year, only about 40 are XXL.  The large skins measure approximately 19 square feet.  

Three skins pulled at random measured as follows:

Length             Rear Hips         Middle

57" (143cm)      45" (113cm)       46" (115cm)
58" (145cm)      51" (128cm)       40" (100cm)
58" (145cm)      50" (125cm)       36" (90cm)

Reindeer Hide - Extra Extra Extra Large

These are very rare skins.  Out of 20,000 skins each year, only about 25 are XXXL. The large skins measure approximately 22 square feet. 

Three skins pulled at random measured as follows:

Length             Rear Hips         Middle

58" (145cm)      46" (115cm)       39" (98cm)
62" (155cm)      49" (123cm)       44" (110cm)
59" (148cm)      44" (110cm)       36" (90cm)

Reindeer Hide - Extra Extra Extra Extra Large

These are very rare skins.  Out of 20,000 skins each year, only about 15 are XXXXL. The large skins measure approximately 24 square feet. 

In general, the skins are at least 150 cm long (60"). 

Three skins pulled at random measured as follows:

Length              Rear Hips        Middle

63" (160cm)       36" (92 cm)       41" (104cm)
64" (162xx)        35" (89 cm)       38" (97cm)
66" (168cm)       33" (84cm)        38" (96cm)

White Reindeer Hides

These are white reindeer hides.

Three skins pulled at random measured as follows:

Length              Middle

46.5" (118cm)    33" (84cm)
50.25" (128cm)  29" (74cm)
44.5" (113cm)    32.25" (82cm)

Shipping Information

We use Canada Post for shipping within Canada and overseas. We do not ship reindeer to the U.S. because it is subject to U.S. Fish and Wildlife fees. Please see our Reindeer Gallery on our U.S. e-commerce site, www.naturalexotics.com, if you'd like to ship a reindeer to the US.

For shipping within Canada, we can use: Regular Parcel, which takes ~2-10 business days, Xpresspost, which takes ~1-4 days, and Priority, which usually takes 1 business day, except in the case of the northern territories.

The shipping costs below* were calculated to give you an idea of how much it costs to send ONE Large reindeer to each of the provinces and territories. The box dimensions are 102 x 21 x 21 cm (40 x 8 x 8 inches), and it weighs 1.84 kg.

*Calculated January 6, 2017

Please note that these rates are subject to change and are for reference only. Actual shipping rates will change depending on your location, and are subject to Canada Post service changes.

City, Province Shipping Method Cost
Ottawa, ON Regular Parcel (3 business days) C$41.96
Xpresspost (1 business day) C$45.06
Priority (1 business day) C$61.51

Vancouver, BC
Edmonton, AB

Regular Parcel (6-7 business days) C$49.38
Xpresspost (2 business days) C$102.11
Priority (1 business day) C$129.27
Halifax, NS
Charlottetown, PEI
Fredericton, NB
Regular Parcel (5-6 business days) C$48.19
Xpresspost (2 business days) C$82.33
Priority (1 business day) C$129.05
Montreal, QC Regular Parcel (3 business days) C$39.27
Xpresspost (1 business day) C$42.16
Priority (1 business day) C$57.43
Saskatoon, SK
Winnipeg, MB
Regular Parcel (4-5 business days) C$45.07
Xpresspost (2 business days) C$75.52
Priority (1 business day) C$118.18
Iqaluit, NU Regular Parcel (8 business days) C$85.24
Xpresspost (4 business days) C$110.50
Priority (4 business days) C$124.19
Whitehorse, YT
Yellowknife, NT
Regular Parcel (8-9 business days) C$49.38
Xpresspost (3 business days) C$102.11
Priority (2-3 business days) C$129.27
St. John's, NL Regular Parcel (7 business days) C$52.84
Xpresspost (2 business days) C$111.46
Priority (1 business day) C$141.20

For overseas shipping we can use: Priority Worldwide which takes ~2-3 business days, Xpresspost International which takes ~6 business days, International Parcel - Air which takes ~6-10 business days, and International Parcel - Surface which takes ~4-6 weeks. This does not include time it may spend going through customs. Shipping options may be limited depending on the country it is going to.

We prefer to use ship by Xpresspost International or International Parcel for small quantity orders. For large quantity orders, it may be cheaper to send by Air Freight rather than Priority Worldwide.

The costs below were calculated to give you an idea of shipping costs to different countries.

Country Quantity Box Dimensions Weight Shipping Method Cost
Australia 1 36" x 7" x 7" 5 lbs International Parcel - Surface (4-6 weeks) C$87.89
1 36" x 7" x 7" 5 lbs Xpresspost International (6 business days) C$151.12
2 36" x 14" x 7" 10 lbs Xpresspost International (6 business days) C$230.72
2 36" x 14" x 7" 10 lbs Priority Worldwide (2-3 business days) C$384.00
4 36" x 16" x 16" 18 lbs Priority Worldwide (2-3 business days) C$612.74
France 1 36" x 8" x 8" 1.60 kg Xpresspost International (3 business days) C$171.95
1 36" x 8" x 8" 1.60 kg International Parcel - Surface (4-6 weeks) C$90.61
Germany 1 36" x 8" x 8" 1.60 kg Xpresspost International (3 business days) C$171.95
1 36" x 8" x 8" 1.60 kg International Parcel - Surface (4-6 weeks) C$90.61
New Zealand 1 36" x 8" x 8" 1.60 kg Xpresspost International (6 business days) C$183.87
1 36" x 8" x 8" 1.60 kg International Parcel - Surface (4-6 weeks) C$100.39
South Africa 1 36" x 7" x 7" 5 lbs International Parcel - Surface (4-6 weeks) C$95.26
1 36" x 7" x 7" 5 lbs International Parcel - Air (6-10 business days) C$187.46
2 36" x 14" x 7" 10 lbs International Parcel - Air (6-10 business days) C$284.38
2 36" x 14" x 7" 10 lbs Priority Worldwide (2-3 business days) C$712.46
United Kingdom 1 36" x 8" x 8" 1.60 kg Xpresspost International (6 business days) C$171.95
1 36" x 8" x 8" 1.60 kg International Parcel - Surface (4-6 weeks) C$90.61

FAQs

Why are reindeer prices higher than in the past?

The Finnish government has encouraged the spread of wolves in the north. Wolves are wild animals that find young reindeer to be especially tasty. Even though reindeer are "ranch-raised," they are usually just tagged and allowed to roam over open land. As a result of the increase in the wolf population, the number of reindeer has decreased by nearly a third over the past few years. Simultaneously, the demand from China for decorative reindeer hides and reindeer leather has skyrocketed. Basic economic laws are at play: a reduction in supply at the same time as an increase in demand results in higher prices. Until something changes, expect reindeer prices to stay high.

Where are most reindeer hides sold?

The strongest demand is in central Europe, The Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland. China is another very large market. Compared to the 1990s, the United States and Canada have become very small markets for reindeer hides.

Are the animals raised just for their pelts?

No, reindeer herds have been managed by indigenous peoples in Scandinavia and Russia for centuries. The animals are raised primarily for food. The pelts are a by-product of the food industry.

Testimonials

Gayle from Australia writes: Thank you!  I have got it and love it so much!!  My goodness way better than I thought. I must plan and save for another one. So please let me know if you have another big and beautiful white hide. (July 2013)

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