Norwegian Lundehund

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Norwegian Lundehund

Overview

The small spitz type dog, discovered in remote areas of Norway, the dog is an oddity itself. The agile, Norwegian Lundehund is a breed with many exclusive characteristics, not found in any other breed. The qualities such as 6 toes on each foot; prick ears that fold closed, forward or backward at will; and therefore the ability to tip the head backward till it touches the rear bones all helped them perform their job as puffin hunter. Their dense coat ranges from fallow to reddish brown to tan in color, with black hair tips and white markings, or white with red or dark markings. Cheerful, inquisitive, and mischievous, this can be a dog who wants close supervision to stay him out of bother. He is a primitive breed who's tough to house-train and likes to bark and dig, therefore keep that in mind before deciding that it might be very cool to own a dog who will bend his head backwards, splay his front legs intent on the aspect, and close his ears to stay out wet and dirt. Give him with much early socialization to stop timidity and noise sensitivity. And if you are a bird lover, well, simply keep in mind this breed's original purpose. In these days, it is playful and loyal companion, the superior personality and disposition with small size make them an ideal dog that is easy to live with other pets, though it is distant and wary of strangers. It is nice with kids and does not mind their naughty deeds which are made to tease a dog. The dog suitable and comfy in a house that possesses at least a small yard with fences around. The Norwegian Lundehund needs exercise each day, a long walk or jog every day is best for the dog. Moreover, it may enjoy plays sessions. Norwegian Lundehund is easy to groom. The grooming includes, the regular brushing and attention to the undercoat. It should be bathed and shampoo when necessary. It is a heavy shedding breed. The Heigh of the Norwegian Lunehund is 12 - 15.5 inches and weight is 13 - 20 pounds. The life expectancy of Norwegian Lundehund is about 12 years only.

Norwegian Lundehund History

The Norwegian Lundehund was created in remote islands of arctic Norway and has been used to wrestle and retrieve the live Puffin birds (therefore sometimes it also called Puffin Dog) from the crevices of steep vertical cliffs. It has also seen in documentations of the 1500s. In the 1800s , when the Puffin birds officially become a protected species, the dog no more retained his usefulness for the farmers and breed decreased in numbers. After the World War-II, the breed was brought back to the existence from the brink of extinction, however, the numbers of the breed still are very less.

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Norwegian Lundehund Life Expectancy

Life expectancy of Norwegian Lundehund is normally about 12

Norwegian Lundehund Appearance

The Norwegian Lundehund has a small and rectangular body with odd characteristics that not found in other breeds. It possesses six toes on each foot, including two dewclaws. There are the naps in the joint of the neck, immense flexible joints of the shoulders Erect with medium in size and with more mobility. Fairly deep set eyes are brown. Wedged shaped head is small. Strong legs and Hindquarter are fairly well muscled that is most suited to agility rather than the speed. The tail is slightly rolled over the top-line or carried ring-shaped, or hanging. The coat of the breed is stand off, rough and short. The outer coat is dense and lies flat against the breed’s body, the coat colors include reddish brown to follow with less or more black hair tips, or gray or black, all with white spots, or white with dark spots. The senior dogs have more distinctive black color in an outer coat than the younger ones.

Norwegian Lundehund Weight and Height

The Heigh of the Norwegian Lunehund is 12 - 15.5 inches and weight is 13 - 20 pounds.

Norwegian Lundehund Temperament

. Cheerful, inquisitive, and mischievous, this can be a dog who wants close supervision to stay him out of bother. The agile, versatile, curious and very audacious, the Norwegian is playful and loyal companion, the superior personality and disposition with small size make them an ideal dog that is easy to live with other pets, though it is distant and wary of strangers in first interaction but soon become frank with introduction. It is nice with kids and does not mind their naughty deeds which are made to tease a dog. Not overly aggressive. It loves to play with kids, and other household pets. It is a dog that is eager to explore the world around, intelligent enough and can be trained for agility, its unique qualities make it a tremendous hunting dog. Being primitive, it may tend to be difficult for house-train. Never let it be destructive by ignoring him. It likes to be around its family and has a tendency to be timid among other people. Socialized them well. It would like to have a confident, firm, consistent pack leader, if not so it may tend to be stubborn, obstinated and demanding, this lead him to be an extensive barker. Overall, it is an agile, alert, friendly, protective and loyal dog.

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Norwegian Lundehund with children and other pets

In these days, it is playful and loyal companion, the superior personality and disposition with small size make them an ideal dog that is easy to live with other pets, though it is distant and wary of strangers. It is nice with kids and does not mind their naughty deeds which are made to tease a dog. It likes to play with other dogs and pets at home. Behaved nicely to the kids and other pets.

Norwegian Lundehund Care and Grooming

Norwegian Lundehund is easy to groom. The grooming includes, the regular brushing and attention to the undercoat. It should be bathed and shampoo when necessary. It is a heavy shedding breed.

Norwegian Lundehund Health Issues

the Norwegian Lundehund usually prone to Lymphagetasia, Leaky Gut Syndrome and Lundehund Syndrome (a series of digestive problems).

Norwegian Lundehund Training

Cheerful, inquisitive, and mischievous, this can be a dog who wants close supervision to stay him out of bother. He is a primitive breed who's tough to house-train and likes to bark and dig, therefore keep that in mind before deciding that it might be very cool to own a dog who will bend his head backwards, splay his front legs intent on the aspect, and close his ears to stay out wet and dirt. Give him with much early socialization to stop timidity and noise sensitivity. And if you are a bird lover, well, simply keep in mind this breed's original purpose. A firm, consistent and authoritative owner as trainer the breed needed.

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Norwegian Lundehund Exercise

The dog suitable and comfortable in a house that possesses at least a small yard with fences around. The Norwegian Lundehund needs exercise each day, a long walk or jog every day is best for the dog. Moreover, it may enjoy plays sessions.

Norwegian Lundehund Recognition

It is recognized by FCI, CKC, NKC, ACR, DRA, AKC, NAPR, ACA.

Norwegian Lundehund Group

AKC non sporting.

Norwegian Lundehund Good Names

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