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Norwegian Lundehund

The puffin’s enemy

Breed
FCI-5
Spitz and Primitive types
FCI
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Original Name : Norsk Lundehund

Type : Lupoid

Male size : 13¾-15 inches

Male weight : Approximately 15½ lbs

Female size : 12½-13¾ inches

Female weight : Approximately 13½ lbs

Degree of grooming :

Countries of origin : Norway

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Alert, energetic and active, Norwegian Lundehunds are perfectly designed to hunt puffins in rocky fjords and along seaboards.

Head+

Clean-cut, medium-sized, wedge-shaped.

lupoid

Body+

Rectangular, level topline, strong back, slightly sloping croup.

lupoid

Coat+

Always combined with white, from red to fawn, gray, white with dark patches. More or less sprinkled with black tips.

lupoid

Ears+

Triangular, medium-sized, broad at the base, carried straight and very mobile.

lupoid

Tail+

Set high, medium length, well furnished but no flag.

lupoid

Hair+

Dense, rough, with soft undercoat.

lupoid

Norwegian Lundehunds are rectangular Spitz-type dogs of fairly light, supple build, with marked differences between the sexes.There are no more than 3000 Norwegian Lundehunds in the world, making it one of the rare breeds. They hail from the Lofoten Islands, which are located opposite the town of Bodø, north of the Article Circle. These small dogs were specially bred for puffin hunters. The population fell drastically after the practice was banned. The modern-day breed is based on just five individuals, which explains their remarkable homogeneity.

Did you know ?

The ear cartilage can retract to fold the ear so that it flops in a specific way, either backward or upward at a right angle to close off the ear opening.

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