Norwegian Lundehund
Norwegian Lundehund
Size
Small
Height
Males – 13 to 15 inches, Females – 12 to 14 inches
Weight
Males – 15 pounds, Females – 13 pounds
Coat
Medium
Color
Black, gray, reddish brown, white, yellow, or sable and white
Energy
High
Activities
Conformation, Agility, Hunting

A truly unique breed, the small, agile Norwegian Lundehund, which was bred to hunt Puffin birds, features six toes on each foot, prick ears that fold closed and the ability to bend his head backward to his spine. A loyal protector, the Norwegian Lundehund is an affectionate, friendly family companion. This spirited spitz requires moderate exercise to stimulate his intelligent, inquisitive mind.

Did you know?

The Norwegian Lundehund nearly went extinct twice, once in the 1800s when the Puffin became a protected species and again during World War II due to a lack of distemper vaccine. Breeders Eleanor Christie and Christen Lang, respectively, are credited with resurrecting the breed.The Norwegian Lundehund is a national treasure in Norway, its country of origin. This coveted breed was featured on Norwegian postage stamps.

Training Norwegian Lundehunds

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