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Norwegian Buhund

A guard to the grave

Breed
FCI-5
Spitz and Primitive types
FCI AKC
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Original Name : Norsk Buhund

Type : Lupoid

Male size : 17-18½ inches

Male weight : 31-39½ lbs

Female size : 16-17¾ inches

Female weight : 26½-35½ lbs

Degree of grooming :

Countries of origin : Norway

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Courageous, energetic and friendly, Norwegian Buhunds are rare outside their native country, where they have an outstanding reputation as companions that are easy to live with and easy to train.

Head+

Proportionate to the body without being heavy.

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Body+

Short, strong and straight back and loins, croup sloping as little as possible, deep chest with well sprung ribs.

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Coat+

Wheaten (biscuit), black

lupoid

Ears+

Medium-sized, pointed, carried pricked.

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Tail+

Set high, firmly curled and carried central over the back.

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Hair+

Thick topcoat of abundant, hard hair that is nevertheless rather smooth and close.

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This typical Spitz-type dog is a square-shaped breed that is a little smaller than average. Their straight, pointed ears emphasize their alert, frank expression. The tail is carried firmly curled over the back.Bones of dogs strongly resembling modern-day Norwegian Buhunds were found in a Viking grave, suggesting they were held in high enough regard to be buried alongside their master. The Buhund was used to guard farmsteads, which is where their name comes from, and they were expected to continue doing this in the afterlife. Due to their shepherding qualities, Norwegian Buhunds have long been called upon to herd and guard sheep in Norway. The Norwegian Kennel Club only officially recognized the breed in 1943.

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Norwegian Buhunds are wonderful companions, which is certainly what they are bred for in their homeland, though they have the adaptability and suitability to training to be employed in various fields.

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