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norwegian buhund

norwegian buhund

A medium-sized spitz type (thick, double coat, prick ears and a tail curled over the back), the Norwegian Buhund dog has a light frame and a short, compact body. Adult males stand at 45cm in height, females slightly less, and they weigh approximately 14-18kg. The woolly undercoat is covered with a harsh, smooth topcoat that comes in wheaten, black, red or wolf sable.

norwegian buhund
  • Category size
  • Grooming requirements
norwegian buhund
  • Shedding
  • Allergies
  • Noise
  • Dog Group Kennel Club
norwegian buhund
  • Alone
  • Other pets
  • Stability as a guard

Overview

A medium-sized spitz type (thick, double coat, prick ears and a tail curled over the back), the Norwegian Buhund dog has a light frame and a short, compact body. Adult males stand at 45cm in height, females slightly less, and they weigh approximately 14-18kg. The woolly undercoat is covered with a harsh, smooth topcoat that comes in wheaten, black, red or wolf sable.

Origin

Dogs very similar to the Norwegian Buhund dog breed have been found in Viking graves dating back to 900 AD. A close relation to the Icelandic Sheepdog, the Norwegian Buhund was bred to be an all-round farm dog – a shepherd's companion, a watchdog and a herder. In fact, his name translates as 'farm dog' in Norwegian, and he is still used for that purpose in his homeland.

Personality

A bold, brave, active dog, the Norwegian Buhund makes a great family dog for those that don't mind the profuse shedding that can occur once or twice a year and for those who can train him to control his barking! A super companion, he is ideal for an active home where he can be trained in one of the dog sports and get plenty of exercise.

Health

The Norwegian Buhund is generally a healthy breed, but as with many breeds they can suffer from hereditary eye disorders, and hip dysplasia (a condition that can lead to mobility problems). Eye testing and hip scoring of dogs prior to breeding is therefore important.

Exercise

The Norwegian Buhund is generally a healthy breed, but as with many breeds they can suffer from hereditary eye disorders, and hip dysplasia (a condition that can lead to mobility problems). Eye testing and hip scoring of dogs prior to breeding is therefore important.

Nutrition

The Norwegian Buhund is generally a healthy breed, but as with many breeds they can suffer from hereditary eye disorders, and hip dysplasia (a condition that can lead to mobility problems). Eye testing and hip scoring of dogs prior to breeding is therefore important.

Grooming

The Norwegian Buhund is generally a healthy breed, but as with many breeds they can suffer from hereditary eye disorders, and hip dysplasia (a condition that can lead to mobility problems). Eye testing and hip scoring of dogs prior to breeding is therefore important.