Norwegian Buhund
Noruega FCI 237 . Nordic Watchdogs and Herders.

The Norwegian Buhund It is usually excellent obedience and dog agility competitions.

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History

The Norwegian Buhund (Norsk Buhund, Nordiske Spitz-Hunde, Norwegian Sheepdog or Pastor Noruego) is a breed of dog Spitz type of Norwegian origin which is closely related to the races Icelandic Sheepdog (Icelandic Sheepdog) and Swedish Elkhound.

The name Buhund "derived from the Norwegian word"BU”, meaning farm, farm or mountain refuge, place where he lived the pastor while tending his flock in the summer. The Norwegian Buhund used as a grazing dog and as a watchdog.

As we said, the Norwegian Buhund belongs to a class of dogs called the type Spitz. All of them have in common the pointed ears and curled tail. Within the races Spitz, There is much variation in terms of size, to the coat and the color.

The Norwegian Buhund is a very ancient race, "part of the existing documentation on the excavation of the"Gokstad ship"buried on the farm in Sandar Gokstad", Sandefjord, Vestfold (Norway) in 1880, contains in addition to the great discovery, they found a Viking grave (that it dated back to the year 900) in which lay the skeleton of a man between 50 and 70 years of age, and its about the skeletons of six dogs of different sizes, similar to Norwegian Buhund of our times.

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This famous archaeological research was directed by Nicolay Nicolaysen (1817-1911) a well-known antiquarian and Norwegian archaeologist. He was a founding member of the Society for the preservation of Norwegian ancient monuments, which presided in 1851. The findings of this research are exhibited today in the In Oslo Viking Ship Museum.

Returning to the skeletons of found dogs along with the Tomb Viking, scholars of the subject, pose that these dogs were the ancestors of modern Buhund. And they were there, because in those days when the Vikings of dying, necessary and precious possessions were buried with them. It was believed that they would need them in their future life.

In those days dogs Buhund farms and livestock farms were currently protecting, pastoreaba ovejas… according to their beliefs, They hoped that dogs continue carrying out their work in the more than. It has been documented that these dogs were with the Vikings on many of his travels, by sea and land.

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Physical characteristics

Returning to the present day the Norwegian Buhund has a rather square profile, are medium-sized and long legs, well takes a tail wrapped around the center of the back. The head is wedge-shaped, with well erect ears and nose of black.

According to the standard of the Norwegian Buhund the height at the cross goes from 43,2 a 45,8 cm., the females are slightly smaller than males. The weight of the males is of 15 a 18 Kg and females of 12 a 16 Kg.

The colors of the coat may be:

  • Wheat: It includes any shade of colour ranging from pale cream to cream darker, with or without dark markings on the tip of the hair, It is possible to display the color white, but will have to be tiny, the black mask is acceptable.
  • Solid black: with areas where the color white is allowed, for example, a narrow white ring around the neck, a narrow white tuft in the face, a small spot of white hairs on the chest (by way of tie), at the end of the legs and the tail. In United Kingdom the "Wolf Sable" colour (Wolf Sable)”, also permitted, According to the Kennel Club's breed standard.

The Norway Buhund is prone to suffer from hereditary eye problems and hip dysplasia.

The hair coat of the Norwegian Buhund has an average length, the coat is easy to care for, post that is not entangled, a weekly brushing is enough.

Perhaps the hair when moved, need brushing more often, but is only a seasonal matter.

Character and skills

The Norwegian Buhund it's a very cheerful and active race. They never tire easily and require exercise daily and generous. The Norwegian Buhund is need to expel their energy because if it is not possible to appear destructive tendencies (break furniture, Objetos…).

Beyond its high level of activity and energy, they are also very affectionate and famous for his love for unconditional towards children.

Is a race of hyper loving, they love to give and receive affection of his family, that will form strong bonds. You will have a distant and distrustful behavior with strangers, but it is very smart so you will notice who is well received and will go in search of love. They are very sociable and somewhat ladradores, but he will never throw to bite if there is no provocation.

The Norwegian Buhund, also, He is very stubborn and shows a strong desire to learn new things, But if the stimulus is not the appropriate, It is safer to resort to destructive or inappropriate behavior. This is because they get bored easily and are restless. That is why it is necessary that they have ongoing activity.

This breed is ideal for homeowners that they can devote time and desire to exercise and training of your pet.

With this appetite for learning combined with its high level of energy and activity, the Norwegian Buhund he is usually an excellent dog in obedience and dog agility competitions.

This breed is an excellent companion for a lover of sports.

Norwegian Buhund Education

The Norwegian Buhund is smart and cooperative and likes to serve its people, learns quickly. Therefore, this dog's education is not a challenge for already experienced dog owners. Before moving in with a dog of this breed, beginners must deal intensively with their characteristics, as well as the training of dogs in general and especially as far as grazing dogs are concerned.

In addition to basic obedience, it is important that the Norwegian Buhund pay special attention to the control of barking and the training of loneliness from the age of the puppy: Of course you shouldn't leave your dog alone for long, but you must get used to the fact that he has to endure without his beloved human herd from a very young age. A game lesson for puppies, as well as visiting a canine school, are a good help for the Norwegian Buhund, who doesn't always get along with his congeners, familiarize yourself with other different canine characters and to socialize it more in this regard. With this vivacious four-legged friend, always remember that only a physically and mentally exhausted dog can be successfully trained – otherwise he'll look for a way out for his boredom.

Norwegian Buhund Health

The Norwegian Buhund are considered robust and weatherproof. The breed has largely been freed from hereditary diseases to this day. Occasionally there is an increased risk of painful dysplasia of the hip joint, as well as hereditary eye diseases. You can be sure if you only buy from a breeder who performs the proper preliminary exams with the parents' animals. Responsible breeding with technical knowledge is the best way to minimize the risk of inherited diseases.

Especially in summer, make sure your pet doesn't get too hot and changes sports activities in the early hours of the morning or late afternoon – After all, the Norwegian Buhund is designed for cooler climates.

The optimal diet of Norwegian Buhund

This active four-legged friend needs a proper workload for the species, as well as proper nutrition, to provide you with high-quality energy. Give your partner a grainless meal, but with a high meat content. This means that the meat must be at the top of the ingredients list. This applies to both dry and wet foods.

The manufacturer's feeding recommendations regarding daily rations can only be guidelines that you should adapt depending on your dog's constitution and actual activities. Snacks or treats can be both tasty and healthy. For example, opt for sugar-free dental care snacks or dried meat snacks to reward your dog. With dry chewables like cow's ears, you can meet their chewing needs. Weigh your adult dog regularly to counteract any possible weight gain or loss in time. Its Norwegian Buhund should always have enough fresh water available.

Norwegian Buhund Care

The dense fur of the Norwegian Buhund it's weatherproof and easy to care for, but loses it relatively in abundance, so it's best to leave the corduroy pants in the closet during the weeks of change of coat. The change of fur in spring and autumn can be shortened to a few days combing daily. Out of this “hairy period”, it's enough to comb your hair once a week.

Get your puppy used to the grooming ritual:

This not only prepares him to be combed in adulthood, but also reinforces the link. Dirt can be brushed from dry coat, in difficult cases helps clean the area with a damp cloth. Just give your Norwegian quadruped a bath every few months to protect the dog's skin. In this case, use a mild dog shampoo. Check your pet's eyes and ears regularly and clean them with an eye or ear cleaner if necessary. Older dogs, in particular, or those who walk almost exclusively on soft soils, may need help with claw care: Dedicate yourself to the pedicure if the claws become too long to prevent them from hooking painfully.

Where can I find a Norwegian Buhund?

You won't find a Norwegian Buhund in all cities – you often have to travel hundreds of miles or abroad to find a representative of this breed as a new family member. However, should remain selective and only buy from breeders who belong to a club and can give information on parental animal health care openly and with appropriate evidence. Ideally, you can visit the breeders at home before making a decision, despite being away, to exchange information about their upbringing, puppies, but also his personal experience with dogs. Because a serious breeder makes sure he only puts his protégés in an environment suitable for them.

Adult dogs are very difficult to find outside Scandinavia and the countries mentioned above. So if you're interested in an erro of this breed, you're looking for a new home, you should search the Internet on the Nordic dog club pages or contact these clubs. If required, can help you or have knowledge about dogs that are very similar to Norwegian Buhund or mixed races that could be considered. Some Nordic grazing dogs are similar in their character and exterior appearance, for example the Finnish Lapphund or the Icelandic Sheepdog. Keep your eyes open when you're looking for your partner, but also find out the history of your possible new partner to see if it is a good match for you and your environment.

Ratings of the Norwegian Buhund

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Norwegian Buhund” you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 237
  • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
  • Section 3: Nordic Watchdogs and Herders. Without working trial.
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 5 – Section 3 Nordic Watchdogs and Herders..
    • AKC – Nordic Watchdogs and Herders.
    • ANKC – Nordic Watchdogs and Herders.
    • CKC – Nordic Watchdogs and Herders.
    • ​KC – Nordic Watchdogs and Herders.
    • NZKC – Nordic Watchdogs and Herders.
    • UKC – Nordic Watchdogs and Herders.

    Norwegian Buhund FCI Standard

    Norwegian Buhund FCI Norwegian Buhund FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Norsk Buhund, Norwegian Sheepdog (English).
      2. Berger norvégien (French).
      3. Norsk Buhund (German).
      4. Pastor norueguês (Portuguese).
      5. Buhund, Pastor de Noruega (Spanish).

    Norwegian Lundehund
    Noruega FCI 265 - Nordic Hunting Dogs

    Lundehund

    Most of these dogs live in Norway and Finland, it is believed that there are some 2000 copies around the world.

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    History

    The Lundehund (Norsk Lundehund or Norwegian Puffin Dog) It is a small breed of dog of Spitz type, originally from Norway. Its name is composed of the prefix Lunde, Norwegian lundefugl (puffins), and the suffix hund, What dog. The breed was developed to hunt these birds and their eggs.

    The Norwegian Lundehund is a small, rectangular Spitz, with a wide variety of mobility in the joints of your bones, What makes him able to enter through small and intricate passages.

    They remain able to rotate the head back on the backbone and bend the hind legs to the side at an angle of 90 degrees such as the arms of humans, In addition to six toes on the feet.

    The breed has a long history. Already in 1600 It was used for hunting puffins along the Norwegian coast. Its flexibility and extra toes were ideal for hunting of birds in their places of nesting in the inaccessible cliffs and caves.

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    Interest in the breed declined as new hunting methods for puffins, as for example, the use of networks…, and this ex officio contortionist, was no longer needed. Puffins were a precious object of hunting, the meat was horse and kept and feathers were used to make quilts.

    The breed was nearly extinct around World War II, when the canine distemper hit Værøy and the islands surrounding. In 1963, the population was decimated… Only six copies of Lundehund (one Værøy and 5 in Soon, to the South of Norway), These five puppies was of the same litter.

    Due to the care of the breeding with strict guidelines, currently there are approximately 1500 or 2000 copies of Lundehund around the world, of this population around 1.100 are in Norway and almost 350 in the United States.

    The official record of the Lundehund was approved by the American Kennel Club's in the miscellaneous class 1 in July of 2008, After a unanimous vote of the Board the 13 in November of 2007. The race debuted at the AKC National Championship / Eukanuba in Long Beach, California (United States), the 13 and 14 in December of 2008, being one of the most important events of the American canine world.

    The 12 in February of 2010, The American Kennel Club Board of Directors voted to accept the Lundehund in the AKC Source Book and became part of it on 1 in December of 2010. The 1 in January of 2011, It became a part of the "non-Sports Group".

    For the American Kennel Club and Canadian Kennel Club, the non-sports group is a diverse classification that comprises a variety of robust dogs with different personalities and appearances as the Chow Chow , and the Keeshond, among others. Covered by the non-sporting group breeds, It is very diverse in terms of appearance, size, layer, personality and, in general.

    According to the classification of the CRF is located in the Group 5 Dogs type Spitz and primitive type. Section 2 Nordic Hunting Dogs.

    Physical characteristics

    The Lundehund medium in size looks a bit like a fox and is, also because it is one of the rare races, sometimes mistaken for a mestizo, a Nordic mongrel. On the contrary, is very specialized: The Lundehund has been bred for hunting puffins, a kind of bird that breeds in burrows. This brings with it some unique physical characteristics: your shoulder joints are more flexible, allowing you to rotate your front legs 90 ° to the side. In addition, this dog can close his pointed, upright ears, allowing you to dive better.

    The most striking features are undoubtedly the six toes of each foot and the up to eight pads, which give the ancient cliff hunter immense security. Some of these dogs also lack molars, which facilitated the transport of the captured birds without damaging them.

    The Norwegian Lundehund It has a height at the withers of up to 38 cm and weighs 7 kg. sporty and light. The dense coat is short and red to fawn, with black hair tips in places. have a smooth undercoat, very fine and a rough top coat.

    Character and skills

    The Norwegian Lundehund is a four legged friend, simple and skillful, but he has a lot of energy and wants to live it. Due to its independent nature – the Lundehund was left to fend during the hunt – always kept his own head and thus will never fully subordinate himself. Who respects this, win with him Lundehund an easy to train and loyal friend for life.

    Basically the breed is considered quite shy, so a close relationship with its owner is especially important – this is how your Lundehund gain security. Towards strangers he is usually reserved – it is also considered to be alert. He usually gets along well with other dogs. The Lundehund not a typical hunting dog, but it is also wonderfully suitable as a companion dog.

    The education of the Norwegian Lundehund

    This is a breed of dog with a stubborn and stubborn character, they are still easy to train and learn the basic commands with great motivation.

    Although the breed belongs to hunting dogs, the Lundehund can accompany you, with some effort in their education, on your nature walks without the need for a leash, since it is not an elusive dog, nor a traditional prey tracker. A bigger challenge is getting our dogs to stop barking: Lundehund, like all nordic dogs, announce aloud all the supposedly interesting things in their environment – and that in part is quite persistent. So patience is absolutely necessary when training a Lundehund. Already in puppyhood, be sure to keep this in mind when training your dog. Play lessons for puppies, as well as attending a dog school, have a positive effect on Lundehund – here you can not only socialize it more with other four legged friends, but you will surely also get some tips and tricks for the education of this dog.

    Health: lundehund syndrome

    Since the population dates back to only five dogs, Controlled breeding of the breed made a fresh start in the decade of 1960, with what the Lundehund has a very small gene pool. One of the five founding dogs developed stomach and intestinal symptoms at the age of about three years, that have spread even further among the descendants. Today, this is known as the Lundehund syndrome: a chronic and inflammatory bowel disease that is associated with increased loss of protein through the intestines. About half of the population is affected by it, although to varying degrees. A genetic test can be used to determine if a dog intended for breeding is a carrier, so that the risk of Lundehund syndrome can be reduced. There is no cure for this disease, only symptoms can be relieved. While some dogs are barely limited by the disease and have long symptom-free phases, other affected quadrupeds have a more severe course and eventually lead to death.

    Before deciding to acquire a representative of this breed, must be informed in detail about the Lundehund syndrome and the corresponding genetic test and its meaning. The Nordic Dog Clubs can also provide you with more information on this.. The healthy ones Norwegian Lundehund are, for the rest, very robust and can reach an age of about 14 years.

    Norwegian Lundehund care

    The coat of this Norwegian Coastal Dog is insensitive to weather conditions and requires little grooming. However, the more you brush, less hair is distributed in your home – especially during coat change a daily brushing may make sense, because the Lundehund then lose a lot of hair. In all other respects, care is quite simple: dirt brushes better when dry. By the way, the Norwegian Lundehund It is one of the few dogs that really enjoys grooming. If you support them with the brush, you are also doing something for their bonding.

    Check the ears and eyes regularly and clean them with special ear and eye cleaners if necessary. If the eyes get wet, what happens in many dogs due to narrow tear ducts, just clean and dry them gently once a day with clear water. Some dog owners opt for daily dental care in the form of toothbrushing with dog toothpaste and toothbrush.. If you already introduce your puppy to this ritual, is an optimal prevention against tartar and associated secondary diseases.

    Activities with the Norwegian Lundehund

    Long walks in nature, enjoying the wind and the weather are the base of activity of this Norwegian breed. In addition, most of these dogs love to swim. Make your partner happy and give him the opportunity to do it! But you should also encourage and challenge their brain and skills. There is a wide range of joint activity possibilities at your disposal: Dog lovers can enjoy almost all types of sports with dogs, with the exception of sports with training dogs. Due to his great independence you should not expect unconditional obedience from him, but a relaxed approach to the respective human-animal hobby jointly. Try together with your animal companion which sport you like the most!

    Does a Norwegian Lundehund suit me?

    A Norwegian Lundehund fits well in a sporty family, where at least one family member already has experience with dogs. Learn easily and with pleasure, but for education you still need a certain knowledge and consistency. In addition, it is important to use the dog to its full potential – the small Lundehund not a couch dog, needs a lot of outdoor exercise and a lot of time.

    He is usually very fond of children and can also make friends with cats, especially if you met them as a puppy. This dog can also live in a medium-sized apartment, but of course also enjoy a garden (leak proof). It is important to direct the joy of the breed's barking in a controlled manner.

    Before moving, make sure no one in your household has an allergy to animal hair and consider whether you can and want to take the dog on vacation – many hotels today host four-legged friends – or how you organize care. Although the Lundehund it's more like a small dog, can be quite expensive in terms of regular costs: Apart from a high quality diet with a high content of fish, this includes taxes and dog insurance, as well as visits to the vet. In addition, is, of course, the not inconsiderable purchase price of this rare four-legged friend – with possible travel expenses – and if necessary the basic equipment.

    Where can I find my Norwegian Lundehund?

    First of all: A Norwegian Lundehund It's very weird. In total, there are some 1.300 specimens around the world. Therefore, you may very well have to wait a long time and travel many miles to get hold of such a rare dog. The majority of the Lundehunds they live in norway. Check with a Norwegian dog club in your country to find out how to contact the breeders of the Norwegian Lundehund. Ask your potential dog breeder about the Lundehund syndrome and the diet of the breed.

    His young Lundehund will move in with you at the earliest at the age of eight weeks – if you come from a European country, you will normally need a valid rabies vaccine for the trip in addition to the necessary papers. It is essential that you remember booster shots and also talk to your vet about regular deworming of your four-legged friend.

    It is extremely unlikely to find an adult dog, especially outside of norway. So if you are looking for a four legged adult friend, it is advisable to contact a Nordic dog club. There are also often wonderful mongrel dogs looking for a new home., value the adoption of one of them.

    We wish you much joy with your extraordinary Norwegian Lundehund!

    Ratings of the Norwegian Lundehund

    Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed “Norwegian Lundehund” you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, You must take into account their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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    Images of the Norwegian Lundehund

    photos:

    1 – Lundehund noruego by http://www.petsadviser.com/
    2 – Lundehund noruego by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/754827
    3 – Lundehund noruego by https://pxhere.com/es/photo/880994
    4 – Norwegian puffin town Andrva / CC BY-SA
    5 – Lundehund noruego by https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lundehund.jpg
    6 – The Norwegian Lundehund “With” looking out at the ocean on the north side of the island Værøy in Northern Norway. The island on the top, in the middle, is “The mosque”, the island in the top left is “Mosques” by ZorroIII / CC BY-SA

    Type and recognitions:

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 265
    • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
    • Section 2: Nordic Hunting Dogs. With working trial only for the Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway,
      Finland).
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 5 – Section 2 Nordic Hunting Dogs.
    • AKC – Nordic Hunting Dogs.
    • CKC – Nordic Hunting Dogs.
    • UKC – Nordic Hunting Dogs.

    Norwegian Lundehund breed FCI standard

    Norwegian Lundehund FCI Norwegian Lundehund FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Norsk Lundehund, lundehund, Norwegian Puffin Dog (English).
      2. lundehund (French).
      3. Norsk Lundehund (German).
      4. Cão de papagaio-do-mar (Portuguese).
      5. Perro frailecillo, Lundehund (Spanish).

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