The Norwegian Buhund, also known as the Norwegian Sheepdog, is a small and endearing breed of dog; however, they are deceptively hard working and multi-faceted. A member of the Spitz family of dog, they are just as suited for farm herding and watchdog duties as they are for being a loveable house pet.
The lineage of the Norwegian Buhund can be traced back to the Vikings, who bred them on the coast of Norway from other similar dogs and used them for farm herding. They are small in size like other Nordic snowdogs, and have what can only be described as a square profile. Similar to other dogs in the "snow dog" group of breeds, the Buhund has a tightly curled tail that sits along the centre of the dog's back. The nose is black, and the ears are pricked. A deep chest is also typical of this breed, and in many respects they could be described as a miniature version of a Siberian Husky or Malamute but with more plain markings.
The Buhund tends to be light in colour, with either a light...
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