Norwegian Buhund Dog History and Origin of This Breed

06 July 2024

The Norwegian Buhund dates back to the Viking era, used for herding and guarding livestock.


It is thought that the Buhund was brought to Norway by the Vikings, possibly from Scotland or the Nordic countries.


The breed was mainly used by small farmers to guard their properties and herd their sheep and cattle.


In the early 20th century, the Norwegian Buhund became more popular and was recognized as a separate breed.


In 1939, the Buhund was officially recognized by the Norwegian Kennel Club.


During World War II, the breed nearly went extinct, but dedicated breeders saved it from disappearing.


After World War II, efforts were made to standardize the breed and preserve its original characteristics.


Today, the Norwegian Buhund is still used as a working dog, but is also a beloved family companion and show dog.


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