Norwegian Buhund Information

use keyboard arrows for additional information about this breed

(Norsk Buhund) (Norwegian Sheepdog)(Nordiske Sitz-hunde) The Norwegian Buhund is a cute arctic breed.  A small round head starts off this adorable and unique looking breed.  From their face is a long rectangular muzzle.  Large round eyes make up most of the breed’s face.  Sitting on top of their head are two huge bat-like ears which are very big in comparison with their head.  A thick neck with loose folds of skin leads to broad shoulders and very deep chest.  From their body comes four long muscular legs that stop at small rounded feet.  Sitting tightly curled up on their back is their fluffy tail.  A thick double-coat which is very fluffy covers this breed.  Coat colors vary from yellow and red to gray and black with many shade variations; most of these hues have white mixed in as well.

add info


The Norwegian Buhund is an extremely friendly and playful breed.  Family is most important to this loving dog that is always willing to lick or cuddle with their owner.  Children can be wonderful companions for this playful dog that does wonderful with kids of all ages.  However, strangers will be ignored or possibly barked at if viewed as a threat, but this breed is very rarely aggressive towards anyone.  Training is a must to keep this breed happy and controllable.  Sometimes training can be tough because the Norwegian Buhund is often stubborn and independent like most intelligent breeds.

add info


16 – 18 inches
add info


26 – 58 pounds
add info

General Health

Common areas for problems with the Norwegian Buhund are their eyes and hips which are prone to hip dysplasia.  This breed has a rather long life expectancy of 13-15 years.

add info


The Norwegian Buhund has a long history.  Around 900 AD, Vikings were being buried with their most treasured possessions, including these dogs who had, in life, served them well as herders, traveling companions, and guards.  Norway continued to treasure the breed and began hosting Buhund shows in the 1920’s.  Today, they are often a breed chosen to be trained in order to working with special needs individuals.

add info


Very little grooming is needed for the Norwegian Buhund even with their thick fluffy coat.  Brushing is needed often, but they have no tangling problems and do not need baths.  However, daily brushing should be done while they are shedding.  Activity is what the Norwegian Buhund lives for needing lots of exercise every day.  Some fun ways to release energy are by playing games or taking them on long walks.

add info

Ideal Environment

The Norwegian Buhund can fit into a variety of family environments.  This breed loves people and can get along great with other pets with good socialization.  Living in a large apartment is fine for this breed but they will require more exercise.  Owners of this breed need lots of energy to walk, play, and train them every day to keep them happy.  This breed lives fine in any climate but prefers cold ones.

add info

Dog Training!

If you're having problems training your dog or getting control, you should read our review of Adam will do whatever it takes to help you whip your dog into shape. I've used them to help with my Great Dane as well as help friends train their dogs. It's the first place I go to help answer users Questions. Many training issues are too extensive to answer in this forum, which is why I refer a lot of the load to his site. Update: I've been using and recommending DogProblems for three years now. I, as well as my users, value the techniques we've learned. I get weekly emails from users who have become better owners from the information they received.

Find your new Pooch

Puppies For Sale Find a Breeder Rescue a Dog
Be the First to take out an Ad! Affenpinscher
Berlin, DE
Die Hobbyzucht im „Butzemannhaus“ ist geprägt von Liebe und Respekt gegenüber den Tieren. Ich sehe meine Tiere nicht...
Be the First to take out an Ad!

Norwegian Buhund Q&A

Ask a Question

will they get along with other dogs

They get along great with other dogs


Will they get along with cats?


View all Q&A

Norwegian Buhund Photos

Upload a Photo

Recent Products

Relevant Blogs