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Norwegian Buhund Puppies
Description: The Norwegian Buhund is a herding dog from the spitz family. They are a lightly-built, compact dog. They are the farm dogs of Norway. "Bu" in Norwegian means homestead or the mountain hut lived in by shepherds at the summer pastures, and "hund" means dog. In Norway they are still used as a general-purpose farm dogs but in other parts of the world they are now trained as hearing dogs, police protection and a tracking dog, child's companion and obedience dog. Norwegian Buhunds have the desire for human companionship and make an ideal family pet as they are also very affectionate. Norwegian Buhunds are a friendly breed, able to get along well with children and other dogs. They are very playful, but also very alert and watchful of their surroundings. Protective when needed, the Norwegian Buhund will bark at all possible threats to alert their owners. Loveable and fun, the Norwegian Buhund is a one-of-a-kind Spitz in need of human companionship.
Other Names: Norsk Buhund, Norwegian Sheepdog
Type: Northern Breed
16 - 17.5 inches; Males: 17 - 18 inches.
black, red, and wolf-sable. Self-colored, but small symmetrical markings are
Norwegian Buhunds are friendly, fun-loving, loyal, affectionate and
very intelligent. They are good with children and get along with other dogs.
They are protective and fearless when they need to be, and love to be playful
otherwise. They can be independent, but with training will become more obedient.
They are thought to be the most trainable of all the Spitz breeds. They like
to bark, and are very alert and watchful. Some have been referred to as a
security dog that is on duty all the time.
Watch-dog: High. They
are an excellent alert watch-dog.
Care and Exercise:
Norwegian Buhunds are easy to groom. A regular brushing will keep
them neat and remove dead hair. They have a fair amount of energy and welcome
the chance to work.
Activity: Very High. They
are very active, playful and happy dogs.
Health Issues: Cataracts, epilepsy and hip dysplasia. This is a rather healthy breed.
Life Span: 12 - 15 years.
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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