Buhund, a prototype Spitz, provides a good opportunity to interpret the word. Spitz are cold-weather breeds characterized by a dense coat, a tail tightly curved at the back, a head-shaped head, and pillared, pointed ears (“spitz” means “in ancient German”). They can be pint-shaped like the Pomeranian, mighty like malamutes, or mid-sized but strong bundles like crowns. Males can weigh up to 18.5 high and weigh up to 40 pounds. The colors of the coat are wheatish or black.
There is truth in the romantic tales of the Buhunds, who sailed with the Nordic invaders, the Vikings, whose lightning raids ravaged Europe some 1,200 years ago. However, while the Buchauds may have enjoyed plundering and plundering their way across the Vikings as well as across the continent (Buhunds can enjoy any activity with their owners!), They are, at heart, homebodies. In fact, his name is from the Norwegian word “boo”, meaning “householder” or “farm”. For centuries the Buhunds served as protectors of the herd and family, and all-purpose farmhands.
Norwegian Buhund is a shepherd dog. It is a typical northern breed, medium-sized and slightly square-shaped, with a tightly folded tail on its back. With prickling ears, the head is wedge-shaped and not bulky. As it is highly intelligent by nature, there is a need for consistent training from the beginner puppy. Buhund has a lot of energy, strength and stamina. This self-proclaimed sentinel is also at your feet at the end of the day. Broken teeth and honorable marks that are in the line of duty are acceptable.
The gestation period in lasts for 60-64 days The primary period of the reproductive cycle of the female is called Proestrus and goes on for around 9 days. During this time the females begin to draw in males. The subsequent part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive to the male. It goes on for around 3 to 11 days. The third part is the Diestrus. Usually, it happens around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for distinctive red and reaching its end. The vulva gets back to average, and she will no longer allow mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time span between heat periods ordinarily keeps going around a half year. The litter size ranges between 6 to 8 puppies at a time’
Compared to other breeds, Norwegian Buhunds do not require extensive grooming. They are naturally clean and are basically odorless dogs, even when wet. The Buhund has a double coat: an outer coat that is thick, rich, stiff, and smooth lies, and a soft, dense, and woolen undercoat. The coat easily sheds most foreign substances, and dries itself after a bath. Buhunds need to be brushed two to three times a week, and more often during the shedding season – like other double-coated dogs, Buhunds blow their undercoats once or twice a year. As with all breeds, nails should be trimmed regularly.
Compared to other Spitz and Northern breeds, the Norwegian Buhund is easier to train, but they still retain the independent characteristics of such breeds. There is a desire to please the Buhunds, but their independence is often strong, which makes them challenging to maintain their focus and convince them to continue training. Luckily most Buhnds are highly food-motivated, so positive training techniques such as clicker training work well. At the same time, most of the Buhunds are extremely sensitive to their environment, which challenges them in a dog-show ring.
Buhunds have been restricted to work and flock for a time. This can result in very energetic dogs, who require vigorous exercise twice a day for maximum physical and mental health. These dogs like running with a bicycle, retrieving balls or taking long, all-day hikes. The breed can also use mind and body by participating in obedience, tracking, agility, and other activities that dogs and owners can enjoy together.
Norwegian Buhund must perform well on high quality dog food, whether it is commercially manufactured or prepared with the supervision and approval of your veterinarian. Any diet should be appropriate for the age of the dog (puppy, adult or senior). Some dogs are at risk of being overweight, so watch your dog’s calorie consumption and weight level. Treatment training can be an important aid, but giving too much can lead to obesity. Know which human foods are safe for dogs, and which are not. If you have any concerns about your dog’s weight or diet, check with your vet. Clean, fresh water must be available at all times.
In general, Norwegian Buhunds are healthy and hardy. Responsible breeders screened their breeding stock for health conditions such as hip dysplasia, von Willebrand disease, and ophthalmology. Potential puppy buyers are always advised to confirm the health checkup of the sire and dam.
Recommended health tests from the National Breed Club: