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Norwegian Buhund

Norwegian Buhunds are wonderful companions, which is certainly what they are bred for in their homeland, though they have the adaptability and suitability to training to be employed in various fields.

About the Norwegian Buhund

Courageous, energetic and friendly, Norwegian Buhunds are rare outside their native country, where they have an outstanding reputation as companions that are easy to live with and easy to train.

This typical spitz-type dog is a square-shaped breed that is a little smaller than average. Their straight, pointed ears emphasize their alert, frank expression. The tail is carried firmly curled over the back.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

FCI Group 5, AKC Herding Group
Size category
Avg life expectancy
12–15 years

Alert / Friendly / Confident / Intelligent / Loyal / Quiet / Even-tempered / Resilient / Determined

Key facts

  • Requires outdoor space
  • Makes a great family dog
  • Requires moderate grooming

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