The Norwegian Buhund, a very old Norwegian breed.
The Norwegian Buhund, a very old Norwegian breed. The Norwegian Buhund is a medium-sized Spitz-type dog. A very old breed originating from Norway, this dog is rare outside of this region. It is an excellent guard dog and a pleasant…
The Norwegian Buhund, a very old Norwegian breed. The Norwegian Buhund is a medium-sized Spitz-type dog. A very old breed originating from Norway, this dog is rare outside of this region. It is an excellent guard dog and a pleasant pet to live with.
Size: 41 cm to 47 cm,
Weight: 12 kg to 18 kg,
Hair: short to medium length,
Colour: black or wheaten,
Life expectancy: 12 to 14 years,
Gestation period: 63 days.
Description and characteristics of the Norwegian Buhund.
The Norwegian Buhund is not a very large dog. His body fits in a square like all Sptiz, a category of which he is a part. It can be recognized in particular by its tail, which it carries rolled up on its back, but also by its beautiful fur, which can be wheat-coloured, that is to say beige to yellow, or black. Its coat is indeed composed of a thick top coat, well supplied, a little hard to the touch and smooth, and an undercoat that is just as thick but soft. Its hair is short on its head and the inside of its limbs, but a little longer on its thighs and tail.
The Norwegian Buhund has an alert expression thanks in particular to its oval-shaped eyes of very dark color and its pointed ears carried very straight and erect on its head. The latter is cone-shaped with a not too pronounced stop, and a black nose.
Origin of the Norwegian Buhund.
The Norwegian Buhund is a very old breed originating from Scandinavia, and more precisely from Norway as its name suggests. We find traces of it as early as the 10th century in this region of the world. This dog has always been used as a livestock watchdog, but also to watch over farms. Due to its courage and excellent sense of smell, it was also used to hunt bears and wolves.
Although the Norwegian Buhund was officially recognized as a breed in 1968, it is very rare outside its country of origin.
Character and behavior of the Norwegian Buhund – Who is it for?
The Norwegian Buhund is a herding dog, therefore highly valued for its watchdog qualities. This is a dog that shows energy and courage. He also has the particularity of possessing an excellent flair.
As a pet, he is affectionate. His character is quite independent but the Norwegian Buhund is nevertheless happy and very friendly within his family. He is docile and easygoing. That is why his upbringing is not complicated.
The Norwegian Buhund particularly appreciates the presence of children. On the other hand, he does not like being left alone for too long. He therefore needs a present and available master.
How to take care of your Norwegian Buhund: its needs.
As a sheepdog, the Norwegian Buhund needs exercise and is happiest when given space. Despite everything, he adapts well to city life provided of course that his master can offer him long active walks very regularly.
On the maintenance side, the Norwegian Buhund must be brushed regularly, especially during its moulting periods in spring and autumn.
Feeding the Norwegian Buhund.
The Norwegian Buhund does not require a specific diet. It must be of good quality and especially adapted to his age, his state of health and his physical exercise. Be careful however: it is advisable to watch his rations carefully because he is a dog that tends to be overweight.
The health of the Norwegian Buhund.
The Norwegian Buhund is a rustic dog that does not experience many health problems. However, he may be prone to certain hereditary diseases that affect his eyes.