|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.
Click to read the Norwegian Buhund Breed Standard.
Norwegian Buhund Rescue and Rehoming
Contact a Breed Club. They should be able to give you information about dogs requiring homes and procedures for re-homing; if you are in the unfortunate position of having to re-home your own Buhund, please go through breed rescue. They will not be judgmental and are best able to find the right permanent home for him.
Puppies and dog breeders have moved to our newly re-designed Puppyfinder website where we have full page advertisements for puppies and the opportunity for breeders to have their own profile pages and blog. No designer breeds or puppy farmers, just breeders who care about their dogs as much as you do.
Ethical breeders are invited to register their kennel on Puppyfinder for just £10pa. This allows you to list litters, litters planned and stud dogs