Norwegian Buhund

Other names : Norsk Buhund, Norwegian Sheepdog

Photo: adult dog of Norwegian Buhund breed
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Life expectancy

The Norwegian Buhund has a life expectancy of between 13 and 15 years




Adult size

Female Between 16 and 18 in
Male Between 17 and 19 in

Adult weight

Female Between 26 and 35 lb
Male Between 31 and 40 lb
Coat colour
Black Sand
Type of coat
Short Hard
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Norwegian Buhund costs between £500 and £1000

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More details about the Norwegian Buhund

Norwegian Buhund: Origins and history

The Norwegian Buhund dog is from the Spitz type of canines, of which there are many variations in coat colour and size. The dog’s ancestors are from the Viking period. Indeed, remains of 6 mummified dogs were found in an excavation in Gokstad in Norway. It’s understood that the Vikings took their dogs on travels with them, and when they died, their dogs and other special possessions were buried right next to them in a tomb. The Norwegian Buhund was then used over many regions in Norway as a herding and working dog, a practice which continues to this day. 

FCI classification of the Norwegian Buhund

  • Group 5 - Spitz and primitive types

  • Section 3 : Nordic Watchdogs and Herders

Training a Norwegian Buhund

Consistent, kind training is needed for the smart Norwegian Buhund. While he is certainly capable of learning many complex commands without problems, he requires an experienced trainer to deliver this training

Norwegian Buhund: Purchase price

Expect to pay between £500 to £1000 for a Norwegian Buhund dog. In addition, monthly costs to cover food, vet bills, and pet insurance will amount to between £80 to £100.

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