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Norwegian Buhund


General Information - Norwegian Buhund


Group:
Working

Size:
medium

Lifespan:
13-15 years

Exercise:
high

Grooming:
low

Trainability:
low

Watchdog ability:
very high

Protection ability:
medium

Area of Origin:
Norway

Date of Origin:
ancient times

Other Names:
Norsk Buhund

Original Function:
Guardian and herder



History

The Norwegian Buhund, also known as the Norsk Buhund, originated in Norway, and dates back to the 800's. It is a medium sized Spitz-like dog that was used to guard and herd on the farm. It is thought that this dog is the ancestor of many Icelandic breeds as it was brought there in the late 800's. Besides Norway, this dog can be found in good numbers in England and Australia.

Temperament

The Norwegian Buhund is a brave dog, companionable with people, and does well with children, and so if often thought of as an ideal family pet. It is also an intelligent, energetic, and sometimes stubborn dog that doesn't enjoy being left alone and idle all day He will bark. Early training is recommended.

Upkeep

The Norwegian Buhund needs daily exercise and enjoys a long walk or good run in a safe area. It can live outdoors in temperate to cool climates. It does best when allowed access to both house and yard. Its coat needs brushing one or two times weekly, more often during heavy shedding periods.