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Norwegian Lundehund

There are no more than 3,000 Norwegian Lundehunds in the world, making it one of the rare breeds.

About the Norwegian Lundehund

Norwegian Lundehunds are rectangular Spitz-type dogs of fairly light, supple build. Alert, energetic, and active, Norwegian Lundehunds are perfectly designed to hunt puffins in rocky fjords and along seaboards.

They hail from the Lofoten Islands, which are located opposite the town of Bodø, north of the Arctic Circle. These small dogs were specially bred for puffin hunters. The population fell drastically after the practice was banned. The modern-day breed is based on just five individuals, which explains their remarkable homogeneity.

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

Breed specifics

Country
Norway
Group
FCI Group 5, AKC Non-Sporting Group
Size category
Small
Avg life expectancy
12–14 years

Alert / Lively / Loyal

Key facts

  • Requires outdoor space
  • Requires moderate grooming
  • Needs a lot of training

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