Norwegian Buhund
Norwegian Buhund
Size
Medium
Height
Males – 17 to 18.5 inches at the shoulders, Females – 16 to 17.5 inches at the shoulders
Weight
Males – 31 to 40 pounds, Females – 26 to 35 pounds
Coat
Short to medium
Color
Wheaten, black
Energy
High
Activities
Conformation, Obedience, Rally, Agility, Police Work, Therapy

A true Northern spitz, the Norwegian Buhund is a moderately sized, square dog with prick ears and a tightly curled tail. Bred to herd sheep and guard livestock, this self-confident, alert breed is an excellent watchdog. He is cheery and affectionate, making him an ideal fit for active families with children. Highly energetic, the Norwegian Buhund needs plenty of exercise daily, and his easy-care coat requires minimal grooming.

Did you know?

Developed in Norway by the Vikings in the year 900, this farm dog’s name is a derivative of the Norwegian words “bu,” meaning homestead, and “hund,” which means dog. The Norwegian Buhund’s thick, soft coat sheds heavily twice a year.

Training Norwegian Buhunds

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