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Norwegian Buhundt


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Dog Breed Group
Working Dogs 
Origin of Breed
Life Expectancy
12 to 15 years 
Wheaten, Red, Black 
The coat is relatively short and smooth with a harsh overcoat and soft wooly undercoat. Males carry more ruff than females and a 
The Buhund is a friendly and lively dog. Like most working and herding breeds he is easily trained, is a good watchdog and very  
Good with Children
The Buhund has been described as the ideal family dog who is highly affectionate and intelligent. They oves human companionship  
Average Size - Male (in)
17 - 18 
Average Size - Female (in)
17 - 18 
Average Weight - Male (lbs)
26 - 40 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
26 - 40 

Breed Description

The Norwegian Buhund or "Norsk Buhund," a herding dog of the spitz group, is the farm dog of Norway. "Bu" in Norwegian means homestead or the mountain hut lived in by shepherds at the summer pastures, and "hund" of course means dog. Buhunds taken along by the Vikings on their travels and colonizing journeys over 1,000 years ago were the ancestors of the Iceland Dog and influenced the collie breeds. The Buhunds are excellent obedience and agility dogs and have demonstrated abilities in fields as diverse as working with the British Royal Air Force, police dog training and as hearing dogs for the deaf.

Breed Infobits

The Norwegian Buhund is also known as the Norsk Buhund, Norwegian Sheepdog.
The Norwegian Buhund can be kept in a standard-sized garden, as it is usually motivated enough to run around exercising itself.

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