Norwegian Lundehund Breed
The Norwegian Lundehund is a small reddish
brown Spitz breed (12 3/4 - 15 inches tall)
originally from the island of Vaeroy in the Lofoten
Islands off the coast of Norway. Vaeroy is located
above the artic circle and is warmed by the Gulf
The Lundehunds hunted Puffin Birds. The dogs
climbed steep cliffs as the Puffins nested in the
sea caves that are within the cliffs. The breed
developed unique traits to enable them to survive
their environment, such as polydactily (6 or more
toes on each foot), flexibility in their head, neck
and shoulders, and the unique ability to close
their outer ear shut so that neither water nor dirt
could get into their ears.
Besides competing in conformation, our members'
Lundehunds can be found competing and doing
well in agility, Obedience and Rally Obedience and
also in Weight Pull! Lundehunds are wonderful
companions, whether it is hiking or laying at one's
feet, enjoying the warmth of the fireplace.
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