The Norwegian Buhund is a spitz type breed originally bred by Vikings to herd sheep and cattle as well as protect farms. The breed is closely related to the JÃ¤mthund as well as the Icelandic Sheepdog.
The Norwegian Buhund stands 17 to 18 inches tall and weighs around 30 to 40 pounds. The coat of the breed is generally black or wheaten, which has a variety of shades from light to red with various degrees of shading.
The breed is alert, agile, and affable. It loves to play and can learn quickly. It is an energetic breed which is excellent at dog sports, and it needs plenty of exercise and activity in order for it to stay happy.