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Bouvier des Flandres

Bouvier des Flandres

  • WEIGHT: 69 to 90 lbs
  • HEIGHT: 24 to 28 inches
  • COLOR(S): Dark reddish brown to black, salt and pepper, brindle, and gray.
  • BREED GROUP: Herding
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Norwegian Buhund

BREED GROUP: Miscellaneous Class
WEIGHT: 26 to 40 lbs
HEIGHT: 16 to 19 inches
COLOR(S): Wheaten, or black.
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DESCRIPTION

In the ancient Gokstad excavation in Norway, where a Viking grave from about the year 900 was opened, skeletons from six dogs of various sizes were found. They would be the representatives of modern-day Buhunds. Norwegian Buhund dogs are a spitz type dog of medium size. Choose experienced Norwegian Buhund breeders for a true representation of the breed.

TEMPERAMENT

Norwegian Buhund puppies and dogs are vigilant, cheerful, active, untiring, intelligent and attentive. Very affectionate, they love giving kisses and snuggling. Norwegian Buhund dogs love their family and are known for their fondness of children. They are the ideal size house dogs and great people lovers.

GROOMING

Norwegian Buhund dogs have medium to short easy-care coats that do not mat or tangle when they shed. The coat should be brushed regularly and needs extra care during shedding season. This breed is a seasonal heavy shedder.

HEALTH

Prone to hip dysplasia and Inherited eye issues.

EXERCISE

This is a very active breed that needs to be exercised every day, with a long, brisk walk or jog. While out on the walk the dog must be made to heel beside or behind the person holding the lead, as in a dog's mind the leader leads the way, and that leader needs to be the human. In addition, Norwegian Buhund dogs greatly enjoy sessions of play.

TRAINING

Norwegian Buhund puppies and dogs need physical and mental stimulation and require consistent, firm leadership as they can be headstrong if they sense their handlers are not as strong minded as themselves. They like to be taught and learn very quickly. Norwegian Buhund puppies and dogs need obedience training to establish reliable manners. If your dog tends to bark at you when he/she wants something, it is a sign that your dog believes he/she is above you in the pack order, and you not only need to hush him, but you also need to reevaluate your canine to human leadership skills.



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