Norwegian Buhund

Norwegian Buhund


Intelligent, independent and eager to please, the Norwegian Buhund dog breed can handle all kinds of jobs and dog sports with ease. They need plenty of exercise and attention, and are quick learners. Although they are fairly rare purebred dogs, you can find them in the care of shelters and rescue groups. Remember to adopt. As you might have guessed from their appearance, Norwegian Buhunds can easily withstand the cold. They are also very affectionate with the humans around them, even children. This puppy will be happy to take part in a fun play session in the snow.


The Norwegian Buhund comes from Norway, where it was responsible for herding cattle and guarding the farm. It has an uncommon trait among Spitz breeds: the desire to please. Add to this his intelligence and independence, and you have a highly trainable and capable dog. He can perform jobs ranging from hearing dog to police dog to competitor in agility and obedience trials. His alert nature and tendency to bark make him a good watchdog, although he is probably too friendly to pose any real threat.This is an active breed – some say tireless – needing lots of vigorous exercise and daily play time. He is very affectionate with his family, including children, and enjoys a cuddle on the couch as much as a walk in the park. Gentle and consistent training is essential for this intelligent dog, as is family involvement. He won’t want to be left out of anything.

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Dog Breed Group: Working Dogs
Height: 27 to 32 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight: 130 to 220 pounds
Life Span: 6 to 10 years

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