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A wheaten Norwegian Buhund.
|Country of origin
|The United Kennel Club (US) uses the Fédération
Cynologique Internationale breed standard.
The Norwegian Buhund is a breed of dog
of the spitz type. It is closely
related to the Icelandic Sheepdog and the Jämthund. In Norwegian,
hund means dog and bu refers to both homestead
The Buhund ranges in size from about 17 to 18 inches, and from
30 to 40 lbs, the coat being wheaten or black. The wheaten colour
has a variety of shades ranging from light to almost red and with
various degrees of shading from dark tipped hairs, including wolf
sable, which is recognised in the UK as a separate colour.
Two black Buhund female dogs.
The Buhund is friendly and fun-loving and gets along with both
people and other animals.The are very gentle with the young and
elderly. They are alert, agile, and quick learners. They possess a
good amount of energy, making them good for dog
sports, jogging, and playing ball. They also enjoy running
around in the snow during the winter.
When Vikings died they were often buried alongside their prized
possessions. Norwegian Buhunds have been discovered in many ancient
burial grounds. The Buhunds not only herded cattle and sheep but
they also guarded farms and hunted bears and wolves. They were
buried with their owners to protect them in the afterlife. Buhunds
also travelled with the Vikings, evidence of them has been found on
land and at sea.
The first Buhund show was held at Jæren in the 1920s. The Norsk
Buhundklubb was established in 1939.