At A Glance

Size: Medium

Weight: 53 - 58 lbs.

Height: 16" - 18"

Life Span: 12 - 15 years

Norwegian Buhund

Also know as: Norsk Buhund, Norwegian Sheepdog

Group: Herding

Origin: Norway (Ancient Times)

Today's Role: Companion Dog, Guard Dog, Herding

History and Facts: A descendant of ancient Nordic hounds, the Buhund was originally used for sledding, herding and hunting. Today, it makes an excellent family pet and guard for the family property.

Temperament / Behavior
Intelligent, attentive and loveable, this breed learns quickly and considers training fun. Norwegian Buhunds are highly active and will require plenty of exercise and attention. The breed is prone to barking and will do so to communicate with its owner. While the Norwegian Buhund can be stubborn, it is also easy-going and will not bite or snap unless provoked.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Hip dysplasia; eye problems

Special Needs
Exercise: Due to its working nature, the Norwegian Buhund requires daily exercise consisting of long walks, jogs, romps or play sessions. This breed loves to run in a fenced yard.

Grooming: No special grooming requirements.


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