Once a hunter of bear and wolf, this lively Spitz breed is now a versatile companion.

Vital Stats

Height: 16 to 18.5 inches at shoulder
Weight: 26 to 40 pounds
Coat: thick double coat
Life span: 12 to 15 years or more

Summary
Intelligent, independent, and eager to please, the Norwegian Buhund can handle all kinds of dog jobs and sports with ease. He needs lots of exercise and attention, and is a quick learner. Full Norwegian Buhund profile on DogTime.com

Affectionate with family:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Intelligence:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Mouthiness:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Need for exercise:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Energy Level:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Tendency to bark or howl:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Friendly toward strangers:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Potential for weight gain:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Sensitivity:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Compatible with kids:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Dog friendly:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Watchdog ability:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Easy to groom:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Drooling potential:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Average:
3.1 out of 5 stars (3.1 / 5)