What does a Norwegian buhund look like?
The size of the Norwegian buhund dog ranges from small to medium. He has a square-shaped body. His head is wedge-shaped with ears that stand upright. He has black eyes with dark rims surrounding them.
His muzzle is proportionate to his skull. His mid-size neck is smooth and without any skin flaps. The tail is curled tightly across his back.
The Norwegian buhund has a weather-resistant double coat. Whilst the outercoat is coarse and sleek, the inner coat is downy and thick. The most common coat colours of the breed are cream, biscuit, red, wheaten, wolf sable, and yellow. Some Norwegian buhunds may even sport black or white markings on their coat.
How to care for a Norwegian buhund
The Norwegian buhund’s ears need at least once a month of cleaning. It is important to get rid of the dirt and debris in his ears to prevent ear infections. Take this time to check for hints of ear infections too. If you notice redness, swelling, smelly odour, and inflammation in his ears, bring him to the vet right away.
Do not allow your Norwegian buhund’s nails to overgrow. This can lead to splitting or cracking of nails, which can be an extremely painful ordeal for him. Therefore, trim his nails once a month.
Dental problems are a common health issue in dogs. The best way to prevent these is by brushing your dog's teeth daily. If this is challenging to do, twice or thrice a week will suffice.
Do Norwegian buhunds shed?
The Norwegian buhund is a low to heavy shedder. He only needs once a week of brushing most of the time. However, once the shedding season starts, which commonly occurs during autumn and spring, daily brushing is necessary to get rid of loose or dead hairs. On a brighter note, the Norwegian buhund’s coat is not prone to mats and tangles, making it easy to comb.
Bathing your Norwegian buhund when it is necessary. Over frequent washing strips the coat and skin of their natural oils. This can lead to dryness of the fur and skin and results in skin problems.