BBS Breed Spotlight - The New AKC Breeds Pt 5 of 6 - Norwegian Lundehund
Last week the Breed Spotlight looked at the very unique Xolo and this week Best Bully Sticks looks at another very unique breed, the Norwegian Lundehund. Just keep reading to find about this surprising breed!
History & Background: The Norwegian Lundehund was used as a Puffin hunter in arctic Norway and has gained many interesting physical traits over time because of this. This dog wrestled and retrieved the birds from the crevices of steep vertical cliffs. When the Puffin bird became a protected species in the 1800s, the dogs were no longer of use to the farmers and breed number dwindled. During WWII two concerned Norwegians saved the breed yet numbers are still limited today.
Height: 13-15 inches (male), 12-14 inches (female)
Weight: 13-20 pounds
Coat: The Norwegian Lundehund has a double coat with a hard outer coat and a dense, soft undercoat. This dogs fur is short on the head and the front of the legs and longer and thicker around the neck and the back of the thighs. Hair on the tail is plentiful and is feathered. The males have even more fur around their neck.
Color: Sandy brown (fallow) to reddish brown to tan with black tips and white markings, or white with red or dark markings. More black comes out in this breeds hair the older this dog gets. Read more