Description: These vigilant, very affectionate, active, untiring, intelligent and attentive dogs were bred to herd sheep and guard farms. These natural watchdogs are brave and like to bark – they’re very communicative – but are not overly aggressive.
They enjoy physical and mental stimulation and must be trained consistently as they can be headstrong. This breed can be very stubborn at times. They like to be taught and learn very quickly. Norwegian Buhunds are very trainable and need obedience training to establish reliable manners. These dogs want lots of playtime with their owner.
Height: Female 16-17 inches, Male 17-18 inches
Weight: Female 26.5-35 Ibs, Male 30-40 Ibs
Colors: Wheaten biscuit ranging from light cream to yellowish red, with or without dark tipped hairs.
Coat: Thick, rich and hard but rather smooth lying and double type.
Temperament: Courageous, energetic, intelligent and friendly With Children:
Care and Training: The Buhund is reported to clean himself like a cat. But regular brushing needs to be do in order to keep him neat and remove dead hair.
Activity: The Buhund possesses a fair amount of energy and welcomes the chance to work. Praised as a watchdog, his size makes him readily adaptable to city or country living provided he gets regular outdoor exercise.
Country of Origin: Norway
History: The Noregain Buhund has been considered a separate breed since the 1600s. Hund means "dog" and but in Norwegian refers to both homestead and livestock. That sums up the purpose of the Buhund - a herding dog as well as a guardian of livestock and home. Like most Spitz breeds, the Buhund is a squarely built dog with erect ears and a tail that curls over the back.
First REgistered by the AKC: