Norwegian Buhund


The Norwegian Buhund is a breed with a “boxy” build. It is longer than it is tall. The back is straight to the tail, which slightly curls backwards. It elongated neck transitions in shape, but without much pointedness. It has a definite stop. Its facial features are dark, The ears are set high and are triangular in shape. It stands on front legs that are straight and back legs that are moderately angled. Its coat is comprised of two layers. The bottom layer is smooth, thick, and close to its body. The top layer is also thick and smooth, but is more profuse at the legs, chest, neck, head, and tail.


The Norwegian Buhund is a very sociable breed. It is good natured and tends to get along with everyone, including other pets, visitors, and children. It is very lively and may prove to be too energetic for young children. Supervision is always recommended when this breed interacts with young children.

Height and Weight

Male height: 16-18 inchesMale weight: 30-40 poundsFemale height: 15-17 inchesFemale weight: 27-36 pounds

Health Problems

The Norwegian Buhund is generally a healthy breed. There are no health problems associated with this breed.

Ideal Living Conditions

Outdoor living conditions are best for the Norwegian Buhund. This breed is energetic and needs plenty of space in which to be active. It can adapt to indoor living conditions, as long as it has plenty of opportunities for exercise.


The Norwegian Buhund needs plenty of exercise, preferably on a daily basis. The breed has a high energy level and needs to be able to expend it through physical activity.

Life Expectancy

The Norwegian Buhund is generally a healthy breed that lives a long life. The average life expectancy of this breed is 13-15 years.

Litter Size

The Norwegian Buhund has an average of 3-5 puppies.


Throughout most of the year, the coat of the Norwegian Buhund only requires regular brushing. About twice each year its coat will shed heavily. The coat will need to be brushed more often during this time.


The Norwegian Buhund is an ancient herding breed of Norway.




The coat of the Norwegian Buhund is a combination of several colors, including yellow, red, and black. The breed may have white markings on its neck, chest, and legs.