Norwegian Buhund

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Quick Facts

AVERAGE SIZE OF ADULT: Large

SOCIABILITY: Medium

EXERCISE REQUIREMENT: High

GROOMING REQUIREMENT: Medium

AVERAGE LIFESPAN: 14-16 years

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Full Description

The name Buhund is derived from the Norwegian word “bu”, which means homestead, a simple building or mountain hut (where the shepherd lived while looking after his herd in the summer) but can also mean stock, as in livestock, and “hund” which means dog. The modern buhund was bred on the rainy western coastlands of Norway from similar dogs used by Vikings.

 

The Norwegian Buhund is a highly cheerful and active breed. They do not tire easily and require extensive exercise on a daily basis. The Norwegian Buhund needs to expel its energy and becomes destructive and ill-mannered if ignored or made to stay still frequently. In conjunction with their high level of activity and energy, they are also extremely lovable and are known for their love of children. However, due to their high level of energy and need for intensive training, Norwegian Buhunds should always be supervised, especially around children and the elderly. This breed loves to cuddle and give kisses to their masters and families. They form strong bonds with their owners and therefore are natural watch dogs. This can result in aloof behavior and wariness or anxiety around strangers. New owners may find this problematic, since the Norwegian Buhund may bark at each new alarming noise or movement. They are communicative and brave, but rarely will snap or bite without provocation.