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Norwegian Lundehund Breed Information

Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
Norwegian Lundehund

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Weight
Male: 15.5; Female: 13.5 lbs
Height
Male: 13-15; Female: 12-14 inches
Color(s)
White, reddish brown, gray, black, yellow, sable and white.
Overview
The Norwegian Lundehund breed is considered to be one of the world's rarest dogs. A member of the Spitz family, the Norwegian Lundehund originated in Norway as hunters of Puffins. During the 1800's Puffins became a protected species and this breed fell out of favor. They nearly became extinct after World War II with only five dogs surviving. Today, this breed is slowly being revived and recognized. There are currently an estimated 1500 Lundehunds in the entire world. They are extremely difficult to acquire.
Character
The Norwegian Lundehund is a remarkable breed. They possess many unique characteristics that include having six toes on each foot, the ability to bend their head backwards over their shoulders, is able to close their ears to protect against water and dirt, and last but not least, the mobility to stretch both front legs out completely to the sides. All of these unusual abilities enabled this breed to hunt on cliffs and uneven terrain.
Temperament
Norwegian Lundehund's are lively, friendly, and playful. A primitive breed, the Norwegian Lundehund is protective of their family and home. They are alert, watchful, suspicious, and quick to bark at every new sight and sound. They do well with children and dogs they have been raised with. They do not do well if bored and will become destructive. This exceptional breed is cheerful, affectionate, and makes a wonderful companion. However, Norwegian Lundehund are not recommended for first time dog owners.
Care
Weekly brushing to remove loose and dead hair is recommended. Special attention should be given to the coat during their seasonal shedding. Their coat is self-cleaning and bathing is only required when necessary. The Norwegian Lundehund has a tendency to suffer from an extremely serious health issue known as Lundehund Syndrome. This series of digestive problems has the potential to result in costly veterinarian bills.
Coat
The Norwegian Lundehund is a double coat breed. The outer coat is short, dense, and rough but more profuse around the neck, the tail, and back of thighs. The under coat is thick and soft. This breed is a seasonal heavy shedder.
Training
The Norwegian Lundehund is stubborn, willful, manipulative, and obstinate. Early socialization and basic obedience is recommended. This breed is extremely difficult to housebreak. The crate training method is highly recommended, although some Lundehunds may never be completely housebroken. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, and consistency.
Activity
The Norwegian Lundehund breed is not recommended for apartment living. The Norwegian Lundehund requires a large securely fenced yard or rural setting where they are able to run, play, and receive family interaction.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Norwegian Lundehund puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

9/23/2014 10:54:36 AM

9/23/2014 10:54:36 AM

Are Norwegian Lundehund dogs hard to find in the US? How expensive are they as puppies? I have been doing some basic research and the Norwegian Lundehund breed seems quite rare. Where in the US are they usually bred and how much do they go for?

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The Norwegian Lundehund is a rare breed of dog and can be hard to find in the U.S.A. The best place to go is to the Norwegian Lundehund Clud of America and contact them for their breeder list. The list you will receive will be a list of breeders through-out the U.S.A that breed to the standard and code of ethics of the breed. The average price for a Norwegian Lundehund is normally $2000.00 and up. But some breeders may sell for less depending on the puppy. You may also want to look into importing your puppy as well, in which you can find a breeder on the U.K.C site.
9/23/2014 4:21:04 PM

Anonymous asked:

6/7/2011 11:03:56 AM

6/7/2011 11:03:56 AM

I've heard that Norwegian Lundehund dogs are prone to some kind of stomach disease if not fed... I've heard that Norwegian Lundehund dogs are prone to some kind of stomach disease if not fed right. What are the feeding requirements for this dog, & also what is it that they can & can't eat?

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You are correct. They are prone to what is called Leaky Gut Syndrome, Lymphagetasia, Lundehund Syndrome (a series of digestive problems). This unique syndrome renders the lifespan of a particular dog almost unpredictable if not fed properly. It is reported that it is not a disease but an inability to digest grains of any sort. A grain-free, high quality dog food is the best thing to feed your dog. Some brands to look at are Acana, Origjn, Taste of the Wild, Life Mates, Now and Go!
7/15/2014 12:20:55 PM

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12/30/2010 8:53:33 PM

12/30/2010 8:53:33 PM

Why is my Norwegian Lundehund losing all his fur? Why is my Norwegian Lundehund losing all his fur?

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Your Norwegian Lundehund is shedding, but you might want to take him to the vet just to be sure
1/24/2011 8:21:38 AM

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