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|Country of origin|
|Classification and breed standards|
|FCI:||Group 5 Section 3 #237|
|ANKC:||Group 5 (Working Dogs)|
|CKC:||Group 7 (Herding)|
|Not recognized by any major kennel club|
|This breed of dog is extinct|
The Norwegian Buhund is a breed of dog, specifically a member of the spitz family. The dog is the national dog breed of Norway. It is closely related to Icelandic Sheepdog and Jämthund. In Norwegian, hund means dog and bu refers to both homestead and livestock.
The Buhund ranges in size from about 17 to 18 inches, and between 30 to 40 lbs. It comes in wheaten and black. The wheaten colour (colour of wheat straw) has a variety of shades ranging from light to almost red and with various degrees of shading from dark tipped hairs, including wolf sable, which is recognised in the UK as a separate colour.
Two black Buhund Bitches.
The Buhund is friendly and funloving and gets along with both people and other animals. They are alert, agile, and quick learners. They possess a good amount of energy, making them good for dog sports and for just going for a good run, or ball play.
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