Thinking about purchasing an Norwegian Lundehund? 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 Lundehund 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 Lundehund 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 Lundehund 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 Lundehund 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 Lundehund and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Norwegian Lundehund Profile
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.
Lundes are alert, sensitive and shy towards new things, and will let you know
with their bark.
Norwegian Lundehund Care and Exercise:Lundehunds
need plenty of exercise, and this breed quite enjoys exercise. They should be
walked daily or played with daily.
Norwegian Lundehund 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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