Norwegian Buhund

Breed History / Description

In Norwegian the word “Bu” means homestead and thus the breed is now the dog of the homestead – versatile as a herder of sheep and a guard dog of the farmyard. Archaeologists discovered the skeletons of dogs with a strong resemblance to the Norwegian Buhund buried in a Viking grave, suggesting that they were highly esteemed to be buried alongside their master, and guiding him the afterlife. 

Spitz-like in its wedge shaped head, shapely pointed ears and curled tail, they are popular in their homeland as companions.


Well balanced, medium size, free from exaggeration, and capable of arduous work. 


Fearless, brave and energetic.

Club, K., 2018. The Kennel Club's Breed Standards. 5th ed. London SW1V 2SA: Ebury Press.

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