The Norwegian Buhund is a breed of dog of the spitz type. It is closely related to the Icelandic Sheepdog and the Jämthund. The Buhund is used as an all purpose farm and herding dog, as well as watch dog.
Links to Breed Descriptions:
Native Dog Breeds of Norway: Norwegian Buhund
A discussion on the Norwegian Buhund: Judges-L
Norwegian Buhund Club of America: Judges Education Presentation (PowerPoint)
Norwegian Buhund Club of America Breed presentation.pdf
original PDF source: http://www.buhund.org/content/files/NBCA_Breed_presentation.pptx (Internet Archives)
Other Names for Breed:
Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club:
Country of origin: Norway
Health and Well-Being:
Some sources of health information include:
National kennel clubs and breed clubs (see, e.g. Breeding/Health Strategy Documents, below)
Population-level statistics (see, e.g., Swedish Insurance Data, below)
Breed club surveys
There are numerous breed standards.
The basis of breed/conformation shows is the judging of pedigree dogs against the 'Breed Standard', which is a picture in words that describes the range of features that are deemed appropriate for the breed.
Three of the major international standards are:
The American Kennel Club
The Kennel Club, UK
FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale)
1. Swedish Insurance Data
Breed-specific information on rates of disease and death from Agria Pet Insurance (Agria Djurförsäkring) is available for many breeds.
This breed has information on Veterinary Care and Life Insurance.
2. Finland: FKC Database: Norwegian Buhund: http://jalostus.kennelliitto.fi/frmEtusivu.aspx?R=237
3. US: OFA: Breed Summary report: https://secure.ofa.org/regSums/NORWEGIAN BUHUND.pdf
Breeding/Health Strategy Documents:
Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links:
The Kennel Club, UK: Breed Watch (Category 1)
Breed Health Coordinator - webpage report
Sweden: Breed-specific Breeding Strategies: (in Swedish) and/ or English summary
Norway: Breeding Strategy: http://www.buhund.no/xnbk/avl/RAS v1_Godkjent tom 01012019.pdf
THE HEALTH SURVEY NORWEGIAN BUHUND 2020 | Norsk Buhundklubb
Norwegian Buhund Club of the UK
Health Survey 2021
Breed-Specific DNA Tests:
Other Breed-Specific Webpages:
Norwegian Buhund Club of America: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/buhund.org
We are listing sites for breed clubs with health or other information that might be helpful. Follow links below.
Norway: Norsk buhundlkubb: http://www.buhund.no/
US: The Norwegian Buhund Club of America: http://www.buhund.org/
UK: The Norwegian Buhund Club: http://norwegianbuhund.co.uk/
Finland: Suomen Seurakoirayhdistys ry: http://www.suomenseurakoirayhdistys.fi/