Norwegian Buhund Breeders, Breed Clubs and Rescue
A member of the spitz family of dogs, the Norwegian Buhund is one of the earliest known Nordic herding dogs, but was not recognised officially until the turn of the 20th century. Literally Buhund means “dog found on the homestead or farm”, and his job was to guard as well as herd so he is an alert and energetic dog. He was also used in the past as a sled dog. The Norwegian Buhund Breed Standard calls for a height of 17¾” with the bitches slightly smaller, and although they are lightly built are very solid . The usual colour is wheaten, but wolf-sable, black and light red are also permissible. The coat is smooth and less abundant than some of the spitz dogs and fairly easily to keep.
They are a biddable and easily trained dog, good with children and undemanding; he likes to be involved but is not pushy in the manner of some breeds. Although the Norwegian Buhund has been in the UK for quite some time he has never become an especially popular breed and obtaining a puppy would take some patience.
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Rescue and Rehoming
In the unfortunate event you need to re-home your dog, or you are looking to give a home to an older dog, contact the Breed Clubs for their assistance. It is always wise to speak to people who are expert in the breed so you can get the best possible help.