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Norwegian Lundehund Puppies
Description: The Norwegian Lundehund is an extremely physically unique breed. They have evolved polydactyl toes, which means they have more than the usual amount. Most Lundehunds have 5 toes, at least. They can also bend their head backward along their spine and upside down, and have ears that can fold flat forward or backward in order to seal out water. Their forelegs can bend outward from their body, like humans, and unlike other dogs. As well as being polydactyl and triple jointed in several places, they are also thought to be related to a breed that lived before the Ice Age due to their unique jaw that traces back to the ancient Ur Dog. Aside from these unique traits, the Norsk Lundehund is a small breed, agile and effective. They are very good at getting around rocky and precipitous places. They are affectionate, fun and lively. They enjoy being with humans, although they are independent and stubborn at times. Difficult to train, they are not the best to be around small animals, as they have been known to use their hunting skills for more than wild animals. Cheerful and fit, the Norwegian Lundehund is a very unique breed for the inquisitive soul.
Other Names: Norsk Lundehund, Norwegian Puffin Dog, Puffin Dog, Lundehund
Height: 12.5 -
and white, with a white ruff around the neck and other white marks on the legs,
belly, and face.
are happy and lively. They are affectionate and fun, and will sometimes resort
to primitive hunting skills within the household. They are cheery and get along
with other dogs and people, but are wary of strangers. Training is difficult
with this breed, as they can be independent and strong minded. They may not
be trustworthy with small animals. They truly enjoy being with family, and even
become slightly protective of them.
High. Lundes are alert, sensitive and shy towards new things, and will let you
know with their bark.
Care and Exercise:
Lundehunds need plenty of exercise, and this breed quite enjoys exercise. They
should be walked daily or played with daily.
Health Issues: Gastrointestinal disease, and Lundehund Syndome, also known as protein-losing enteropathy. Protein-losing enteropathy is a disease of the intestinal tract which disallows the body to absorb nutrients from food. Up to 90% of all Lundehunds are estimated to be diagnosed with this disease, which causes them to have a substantial reduction of their life span. There is no cure for this disease, but not all dogs are severely affected by it, and it can be managed.
Life Span: 12 years is average.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
FSS (Foundation Stock Service - not yet eligible for the AKC)
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