Norwegian Buhund

Breed origin: Norway
Original purpose: Herding dog.

AKC recognized: 2009
AKC group: Herding

Size: Weight: males 31 to 40 lbs; females 26 to 35 lbs
Size: Height: males 17 to 18½ inches; females 16 to 17½ inches
Color: Black or any shade of wheaten from pale cream to bright orange, with or without dark tipped hairs, and sometimes with small amounts of white.

General characteristics/temperament: The Norwegian Buhund is energetic, self confident, alert, lively, intelligent, and affectionate. They have a lot of stamina and strength, and love playing in the snow. They are extremely intelligent and are quick learners, and excel in many dog sports. They love people, especially children, and bond very strongly to their famly. They like to bark to communicate, and make an excellent watchdog. They are very active and must be given lots of exercise, playtime and attention.

Good with children? Yes

Good watchdog? Yes

Protective? Yes

Intelligent? Extemely

Energy/Activity Level: High

Good jogging partner? Yes

Suitable canine sports/activities: agility, obedience, rally, flyball, disc

Grooming requirement: The easy-care coat does not mat.

Other websites for additional information:

American Kennel Club breed page
Norwegian Buhund Club of America
Wikipedia breed information page
Norwegian Buhund Club of America Rescue

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