With six toes on each foot – all double- or triple-jointed – and an incredible range of motion, the agile Norwegian Lundehund dog breed was used to climb cliffs and steal puffins’ eggs.although they are pedigree dogs, you may find them in the care of shelters or rescue groups. Remember to adopt. In addition to the Norwegian Lundehund’s acrobatic prowess, they have a knack for barking and digging, so they are only a good choice if you are willing to supervise and train them. They can be very difficult to housebreak. For experienced parents only.
MORE ABOUT THIS BREED
Also known as a puffin dog, this unique and acrobatic canine was discovered on a remote island in Norway, where it was used to climb cliffs and steal puffin eggs. With six toes on each paw, including two large, functional dewclaws, and exceptional range of motion in his joints, he can climb almost anywhere in your home or yard and squirm through the narrowest of passageways. Cheerful, curious and mischievous, it is a dog that needs close supervision to stay out of trouble. It is a primitive breed, difficult to housebreak and loves to bark and dig, so keep this in mind before deciding it would be great to get a dog that can bend its head back, extend its front legs out to the side and close its ears to avoid moisture and dirt. Provide him with plenty of early socialization to avoid shyness and sensitivity to noise. And if you like birds, keep in mind the original purpose of this breed.