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Norwegian Buhund


The Norwegian Buhund’s ancestry dates back to about 900 AD, when the skeletons of six dogs closely resembling Buhunds were found in a Viking grave in Norway. Also known as the Norwegian Sheepdog, Norsk Buhund or Nordiske Sitz-hunde, the Nowegian Buhund is a Nordic spitz-type is working breed expert at herding and guarding. Buhunds are smart, affectionate, cheerful, talkative and very active dogs that can work as a hearing assistance dog or as agility athletes.

Common Health Conditions

  • Norwegian Buhunds can inherit or develop several different eye conditions.
  • Hip and Elbow dysplasia causes the hip joints to form improperly and can lead to arthritis.
  • Chronic allergies cause itching and scratching that can lead to skin infections (hot spots).
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