Norwegian Buhund Info & Norwegian Buhund Breeders

A medium, short coated breed, praised as a watchdog, his size means he readily adapts to city or rural living, provided he is given regular outdoor exercise. Obedience training and socialisation from an early age ensures a well-mannered dog. Coat colours include wheaten, red, wolf-sable.


The Buhund is the ideal size for a house pet and is a great people lover. He is an active breed, needing daily exercise and enjoying mental and physical stimulation. Obedience training is recommended as the breed can be headstrong. It is not easy to acquire a Buhund, as there are only a few breeders in Australia.


Norwegian Buhund temperament

The 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. 


The Norwegian Buhund is highly intelligent. They are extremely headstrong and demonstrate an intense desire to be taught and to learn new things. If appropriate stimulus is not made available, the breed may resort to destructive or inappropriate behavior. The Buhund breed does become bored easily and is known to become restless. Daily exercise is required. This breed is ideal for owners who can dedicate time to exercise and training. With this desire for activity and learning combined with a high level of energy, the Norwegian Buhund makes an excellent agility dog. People who live active lifestyles, or are seeking a dog with which they can become involved in dog sports, will appreciate the personality of the Norwegian Buhund. It is also an ideal dog for people who are athletic and desire a dog to go running, hiking or biking with. This breed makes an excellent companion for a sports enthusiast. 

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Norwegian Buhund appearance and coat

Lightly built, short compact body, fairly smooth-lying coat, erect pointed ears, curled tail carried over back. 

The Buhund has a short, double coat: a soft dense undercoat and a thick hard outer coat. This coat is easily cared for, only requiring a good brush several times a week. During shedding, daily brushing is recommended.


Size:  Height: Males 45cms (18ins), Females slight less than the male.


Norwegian Buhund life span

The average life span is 13 to 15 years.  When considering a dog, please realise that you are taking it on for its lifetime.  

Norwegian Buhund health

All breeds have individual health issues. When speaking to breeders it is recommended you enquire about the breed’s health and what health testing the breeder does. The Buhund is generally a healthy breed, however health conditions do occur occasionally.


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