The Norwegian Buhund is a lightly-built herding dog that belongs to the spitz family. This compact dog is a farm dog that originated in Norway. This well-balanced breed weighs between 26-40 pounds, and stands around 16-17 inches tall.
The Norwegian Buhund has a double coat that has a smooth but harsh top coat, and a thick, soft, and wooly inner coat. Commonly seen coat color is wheaten, that may range from light shades of cream, to orange or yellowish red. There can also be wolf sable or black coats that can be seen.
Being a working dog, the Norwegian Buhund requires a great deal of exercise. This affectionate breed is very loving of family, and will always be eager to cuddle or lick their owner. Children makes wonderful companion for this playful breed as they do great with children of all ages. However, strangers will always be ignored or even barked if perceived as threat. It is a good thing that this breed is never aggressive, and if trained, this breed will be happy and controlled.
This intelligent and independent Norwegian Buhund is friendly and fun-loving. They generally get along well with both people and animals. These gentle dogs are great for both young and elderly.
The Norwegian Buhund has sleek top coat with a naturally dirt-shedding fur. These dogs clean themselves like a cat, and will therefore require minimum care. Brushing can be done once weekly to keep the coat clean and neat, and to get rid of dead hair. These heavy shedders should be brushed daily during shedding season. Ears should be cleaned regularly and nails be clipped short.
The Norwegian Buhund is a highly trainable breed. These active dogs require a great deal of attention from their owners. These dogs are known to bark if they want to send a message, and will therefore make great alarm dogs. This breed needs obedience training to ensure that they will be well-mannered as time goes by. As this breed has the inclination to be strong-minded, dog trainers should always be firm and consistent, yet gentle. They should be able to acquire the authority and the title of being the pack leader in this breed. As this breed loves to be around their family, the most effective punishment for bad behavior is ignoring them. As with the other entire breed of dogs, training should emphasize a lot of praise and positive reinforcement.
The alert and curious Norwegian Buhund is agile, energetic, and quick learners. These athletic dogs are skilled in dog sports and other athletic activities. They are naturally friendly, and are found to be playful. They generally get along greatly with people and other animals. These dogs are lively and watchful, having the skill to learn very quickly. These energetic breed loves to be involved in sports.
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