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Norwegian Buhund

Shepherd Instinct! (other names: Norwegian Sheepdog, Norsk Buhund, Nordiske Sitz-hunde)

Norwegian Buhund
origin:Norway
date origin:Antiquity
life expectancy:13 to 15 years
classification:Spitz
height:41 to 47 cm
weight:12 to 40 kg
exercise: Demandingtraining: Easyclimate: Coldin/out: Indoorgrooming: Needs groomingfeeding: Undemandingsize: Small-Medium
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History [ edit ]

This spitz-type dog is native from Norway. The Norwegian Buhund was the dog that traveled along side with Vikings. They were high regarded by these and when their owner died the dogs were placed in the same grave. Vikings believed that they should take their most precious belongings to the afterlife to ensure protection. In Norwegian, hund means dog but bu refers to herding.

With the end of the Vikings Era, the Norwegian Buhund, began to be utilized as a shepherd and farm guardian.

The Norwegian Buhund was first exhibit in 1920s. Besides their ability as shepher