Norwegian Buhund – Full Breed Profile

Dog Breed Group:
Herding Dogs
Height:
16 to 18 inches tall at the shoulder
Weight:
26 to 40 pounds
Life Span:
12 to 15 years

Breed Characteristics:

Apartment Friendly

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Good For First-Time Owners

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Overall Sensitivity

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Tolerates Being Alone

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Affectionate With Family

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Kid-Friendly

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Friendly Toward Other Dogs

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Friendly Toward Strangers

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Drooling Level

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Easy To Groom

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Overall Health

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Prone To Obesity

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Trainabilty Level

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Intelligence Level

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Prey Drive

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Barking Level

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Energy Level

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Exercise Needs

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Playfulness Level

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The Norwegian Buhund is a Nordic spitz-type often associated with the Vikings and their rich mythology and history.

This medium-sized dog is an excellent working dog that can handle the cold easily.

They may not be fond of hot weather, and high temperatures, but they will be ready to jump into the snow and run on cold temperatures in no time.

Today they are mostly family dogs and full-time companions, while they were originally bred as herding and guarding dogs. They are devoted, smart, and affectionate.

As a truly cold-weather breed, the Norwegian Buhund is covered with a dense coat, a curled tail, and erect and pointed ears. They may appear like Pomeranians, but they are far more intense.

Females are usually smaller than males who stand 18.5 inches high and weigh up to 40 pounds. Coat colors are wheaten or black. Their coat is easy to care for.

The coat is longer on the neck and chest, while the undercoat will shed once or twice a year. Shedding all year long is minimal. They are easy to train, but they are ultra-sensitive.

Just like with any other dog breed, harsh training methods should never be used, only positive reinforcement and a lot of treats. This may be a small-size dog, but they come with big energy!

As high-energy dogs, they will need a proper amount of training and exercise. Taking them for a run, playing indoor games, and taking long hikes is a must to tire them out. Don’t forget that a tired dog is a happy dog.