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Norwegian Buhund

Norwegian Buhund

Norwegian Buhund Characteristics: The fun-loving and lively Norwegian Buhund is a breed of medium sized dog, classified as a member of the Herding Dog Group (Spitz type).

The Norwegian Buhund, is characterized by its compact, energetic, hardy appearance with an eager, friendly expression with a thick coat and a distinctive spitz-type, richly plumed  tail that curls up and over its back.

Other characteristics include dark, medium sized, oval-shaped eyes; erect triangular shaped ears and a brisk, agile gait. The temperament of the Norwegian Buhund can be described as Energetic, Courageous, Playful.

The coat type of the Norwegian Buhund is described as dense, weatherproof coat in black, red wheaten, wheaten colors.  Due to its characteristics and qualities, the Norwegian Buhund demonstrated the desired traits of a Watch dog, Farm dog (Spitz type) and is known by its nick name the "Norwegian Sheepdog". The origin of the Norwegian Buhund dog breed was in Norway where it was developed in the Dark Ages.

Norwegian Buhund Breed Group and Dog Type - Herding Dog Group (Spitz type): The Norwegian Buhund is one of the many breeds of dogs that belong to the Herding Dog Group (Spitz type).

Other names for the Norwegian Buhund: The Norwegian Buhund is known by the nickname of the "Norwegian Sheepdog". Other names for this breed of dog include the Norwegian Sheepdog, Norsk Buhund and Nordiske Sitz-hunde.

Origin of the name: The origin of the name "Norwegian Buhund" derives from its country of origin in Norway. The word 'Buhund' derives from the Norwegian word 'bu' meaning "homestead, livestock" and the word  'hund' meaning "dog".

Norwegian Buhund History and Origin: The country of origin of the Norwegian Buhund breed was in Norway during the Dark Ages during the 800's. The ancestors of the breed were the ancient spitz-type dogs of early antiquity, known as the Asian or Nordic breeds, wolf-like types of dogs that shared a similar heritage and ancestry.

The Norwegian Buhund inherited the attributes and characteristics of the Spitz dogs including pointed ears and muzzle, a thick, dense coat and a highly distinctive high carried tail that curled up and over the dog's back. The tough, hardy, Norwegian Buhund was one of the dogs used by the Vikings as watch dogs and to help them hunt small and even large game, including bear and wolves, and herd their livestock.

The Vikings revered their dogs and archaeological digs have shown that the skeletons of dogs buried with Vikings, as protectors in the afterlife, were representative of the modern day Norwegian Buhund. The Vikings took their dogs on their travels to many countries where the dogs were adopted by the inhabitants. The  Norwegian Buhund breed remains popular in modern times. The Norwegian Buhund Club was formed in 1967 and was registered with the UK Kennel Club.

Norwegian Buhund Modern History: The modern history of the Norwegian Buhund moved on and the breed is still employed as a farm and herding dog and as a family pet and companion. The Norwegian Buhund was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 2009.

Norwegian Buhund Height: The Norwegian Buhund breed is classified as a medium sized dog. The height to the shoulder of a male dog is 17-19 inches (43-47 cm). The height to the shoulder of a female dog is 16-18 inches (41-45 cm).

Norwegian Buhund Weight: The weight of the male in this medium sized dog is 31-40 lbs (14-18 kg). The weight of the smaller female dog is 26-35 lbs (12-16 kg).

Norwegian Buhund Coat Type: The coat type is described as dense, weatherproof coat and molts twice a yaer

Norwegian Buhund Coat Colors: The colors of this dog breed include black, red wheaten, wheaten colors. The term 'Wheaten' refers to the color of wheat, especially a pale yellow-brown color. N.B. The term "Red" refers to reddish shades of orange, brown, and tan colors.

Norwegian Buhund Grooming - MODERATE Grooming Needs: The grooming needs of the Norwegian Buhund is categorized as Moderate in order to maintain a healthy, tangle-free coat and reduce the risk of skin infections. The modest grooming needs of the Norwegian Buhund is considered to be mid-maintenance requiring weekly brushing and combing. Grooming Requirements should include bathing the dog on a monthly basis and making regular inspections of the nails, teeth, eyes and ears.

Norwegian Buhund Litter Size: The litter size of this dog breed ranges from 4 to 8 puppies. Norwegian Buhund puppies for sale can be obtained reputable breeders and from rescue centers. The cost of Norwegian Buhund puppies varies depending on location, pedigree history and the dog breeder.

Norwegian Buhund Temperament and personality: The temperament and personality of this popular dog breed is described as Fun-loving, Energetic, Courageous, Playful and Lively.

Norwegian Buhund Exercise Requirements: The exercise requirements of this breed of dog are moderate. The Norwegian Buhund requires regular daily exercise consisting of about one hour every day. This medium sized dog has a brisk, agile, strident gait with strides of a moderate length requiring a steady walking or jogging speed by the owner to meet the dogs exercise requirements. If the dog has more energy than you do, then teach your dog to play ball in a chase and catch game.

Norwegian Buhund Diet: A fully grown Norwegian Buhund should be fed twice a day. A diet consisting of a premium dog food can be balanced with fresh food eaten by the family. The question is What Can Dogs Eat?. Check out our comprehensive list of what dogs can and what dogs cannot eat.

Norwegian Buhund Health Problems: Potential health problems of the Norwegian Buhund breed include Hip dysplasia, cataracts. Resolving health problems can prove to be expensive and it is always wise to obtain pet insurance or dog health insurance when buying a dog. Is the Norwegian Buhund dog breed said to be Hypoallergenic? Answer: No.

Norwegian Buhund Lifespan: The life expectancy of dogs vary according to the size, breed of dog and any serious health problems. The typical lifespan of the Norwegian Buhund breed is 12 to 15 years.

Norwegian Buhund Male Dog Names: Male Dog names are most often chosen to reflect favorite names of the owner or the strength, size, coloring and country of origin of the Norwegian Buhund breed. To give you some inspiration regarding good male Norwegian Buhund names our small selection might be of help with naming boy dogs. Out top male dog names are: Svein *** Gaute *** Torgils *** Aslak *** Sigve *** Magnus *** Eirik *** Petter *** Mikkel *** Fredrik.

Norwegian Buhund Female Dog Names: Female Dog names tend to be softer, prettier and reflect the temperament of the girl dog. Our top choice of good female Norwegian Buhund names are  Elise *** Ingeborg *** Malin *** Nora *** Sofie *** Oda *** Maja *** Hedda *** Lotte *** Tuva.

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