Norwegian Lundehund

Easy to Train

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Good with kids

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Heat tolerance

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Norwegian Lundehund Personality traits and Temperament

This is one of the world’s rarest breed, originated from the remote islands of the Arctic Norway, is a small rectangular and agile Spitz breed with unique features. They are alert, but sometimes wary towards strangers, but never aggressive.

They are also very energetic, loyal and protective of their owners, cheerful, inquisitive, and mischievous. This dog also need close supervision to keep him out of trouble. They love to play and will enjoy long sessions of it.

They are polydactyl, instead of the normal four toes per foot, this breed has six toes on each foot pads, elongated hind legs and an elastic neck that allows the head to bend backwards to touch the spine.

They are usually good with children. They do not mind having their ears or tails tugged. So long as they are introduced to each other in a positive environment, these dogs will grow into a great family dog. They are friendly with other dogs. This breed is usually good with other pets if raised with them.

They are very shy dogs and prefer members of his family over strangers. So there is a need to socialize the dog, failing which they may develop tendency to bark excessively

Grooming, Haircuts and Shedding

This breed has a double layer with a hard outer layer and a dense smooth coat, which is short on the head and front of legs, longer and thicker on the neck and the back of the thighs. Coat is dense in their shallow tail. The male typically has a thicker necklace around the neck. Generally, their cut is natural, without clipping. Comb and brush regularly with a firm, bristle brush, paying attention to the undercoat. Bathe or dry shampoo only when necessary. This breed is a heavy shedder.

Size and Characteristics

Price Range: this dog for sale may cost between $1200-$1500

Life expectancy: the life span is generally of about 12-14 YEARS

Weight: 13-15 pounds

Height: 12-16 inches

Colors: Black, White, Sable & White, Grey, Red, Yellow.

How to Train this dog

They are difficult to house train, they loves to bark and dig, and should be given plenty of early socialization training to prevent shyness and noise sensitivity. They needs to be exercised every day with a long walk or jog, in addition to their sessions of play, Training also need lot of patience, for this special breed. Consistent crate training is mandatory and a doggy door may have to be used. They are somewhat primitive and can be extremely difficult to housebreak.

Health Issues and Food

Norwegian Lundehunds should be on a high-protein, low-fat, homemade diet which is preferred, and should be tested regularly (bloodwork and fecal tests) for these diseases throughout their life.

Allergies: No

Health problems: This uncommon breed has and unpredictable lifespan, because of “Lundehund Syndrome” severe inherited intestinal disorders. They have episodic intestinal diseases, in the form of colitis (inflammatory bowel syndrome), also called as protein-losing enteropathy, or intestinal lymphangiectasia. In essence, protein is lost through the intestinal wall instead of being digested and absorbed.

Mixed breeds

No records exist

Best female and male dog names

You can name your Beagle as Lucky or Gunner if he is a male and Trixie or Alice if she is a female.

How to adopt this dog

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Pictures and Videos

Norwegian Lundehund puppy

Photo Credits: Andrva, Томасина