Thinking about purchasing an Norwegian Buhund? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Norwegian Buhund breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Norwegian Buhund owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Norwegian Buhund and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Norwegian Buhund Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Norwegian Buhund and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Norwegian Buhund Profile
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
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.
Norwegian Buhund 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.
Norwegian Buhund 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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