The Nowegian Buhund is a member of the large Spitz class of dogs and originated in the western coastlands of Norway. The rough terrain and inclement weather necessitated a dog whose coat and temperament could meet and exceed such physical and mental demands. Their resume included herding sheep, guarding farms, hunting wolf and bear, and even accompanying their Viking masters on their numerous journeys. The Norwegain Buhund still has many great qualities to offer and thrive with an active family that will include them in family life and provide plenty of fun and exercise. They are good watch dogs and are highly trainable, excelling in obedience, agility and other stimulating canine activities and occupations. Their short to medium coat requires little maintenance beyond routine brushing.