Dog Breed Group: Guard Dog
Life Span: 12 years
Weight: Male: 10-15, Female: 9-13.5
Height: Male: 13-15, Female: 12-14
Origin of Name: The Norwegian Lundehund is a small dog breed of the Spitz type that originates from Norway.
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For centuries the Lundheunds were settled on the remote and rocky island of Veroae off the Norwegian coast. Puffins nest in cracks in the walls of the island's walls. Islanders relied on pickled puffin meat to sustain them through the long Arctic winter, and strong, flexible lundheunds were the only way to reach them. These compact puffin dogs climb over sheer rock walls, make their way into small pits, and snatch away birds. Then they fall down the rocks, fluttering the prize in their mouths.