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Lundehund Dog Breed Profile, Puffin Dog, Puppy, Canine and Nature


The Norwegian Lundehund dog is a native of Norway and is known for its six digit paws.



This small Spitz-type dog is known for a lot of odd characteristics that it has. Apart from the six toes and two dew claws that it has in each of its paws, the Norwegian Lundehund also has extremely strong and flexible shoulders. It also has straight, erect ears, which are extremely mobile.
The Lundehund dog has a small wedge-shaped head and muscular hindquarters, which make it a speedy runner.



The Lundehund is also often known as the Lundehund puffin dog, as it was bred specifically to hunt puffins and their eggs. The ring-shaped tail and the slightly rolled over top line of the dog give it a very peculiar appearance. The Lundehund dog has a very dense top coat, which is usually reddish brown in color. The dog also has a lot of markings all over its body.



When the dog is fully grown, it has more distinct black coloring on its coat than the younger dogs.

Norwegian Lundehund dogs are extremely friendly dogs and love being in a family. They love people and snuggle up to them to welcome them home. They are not aggressive at all and love being with other animals as well. They are very playful and agile. They can keep playing for long hours, till they fell like it. This dog breed is extremely intelligent and when properly trained, it can become very agile as well. This makes them excellent hunting companions.

The Lundehund dog breed profile is not very hard to come by, as these dogs are extremely popular in Europe, especially in the mountains of Norway. The Lundehund canine, once trained, is adept in climbing very steep areas and therefore, can hunt puffins with relative ease. It also has extra joints in the neck, which makes it extremely easy for the dog to turn its head 180 degrees.

The Lundehund puppy should be trained right from the time you bring it into your family;keep in mind that the breed is primitive and may be a little hard to housebreak. However, consistent training can help the dog learn well. In your home, try and teach the dog to use a crate. Also, install a doggy door in the house as it will be necessary to keep the highly active dog out of the house at most times.
 
  Submitted on September 5, 2011