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.
Each AKC approved purebred breed has its own national club. The mission of these “parent breed clubs” is to improve and preserve a particular breed by advancing knowledge about its history, its health and care requirements and by assuring that the breed’s form and function remain true to its historical physical type and character: A Dalmatian, for instance, should be athletic and have a natural affinity for working with horses. A Fox Terrier should have the right body size and shape, and a drive to go after vermin.
Pet owners, breeders, trainers, veterinarians, and others with a special love for a breed, join the parent breed club to meet like-minded enthusiasts and to support the club’s mission.
The national parent breed club is the first place for the public to go to learn about a breed or find a knowledgeable, experienced breeder.