The Norwegian Lundehund is a protective, alert, loyal, and friendly small dog breed that can bring a lot of love and happiness into your life. This small dog may often be called by the name of Lundehund, Norwegian Puffin Dog, Norsk Lundehund, Lundie, rather than its common breed name of Norwegian Lundehund. The Norwegian Lundehund comes from a line of descendants that may surprise you which includes Canis Lupus. The Norwegian Lundehund may be a member of your family from anywhere between 10 and 12 years, giving you plenty of time to love them! According the the American Kennel Club, the Norwegian Lundehund is part of the Non-sporting breed group, which allows you to find other dogs that are similar to them. Many people have found that they love the Norwegian Lundehund while others have not found this dog to be as great. If you like what you have read so far, the Norwegian Lundehund may be the perfect small dog for you, please continue reading and you may find your perfect pet!

Body Characteristics

The Norwegian Lundehund is a Medium size small dog with a build described as rectangular build with six toes on each foot and a small wedge-shaped head, making it the perfect dog for your home. The Norwegian Lundehund, or Lundehund, Norwegian Puffin Dog, Norsk Lundehund, Lundie, varies in height from anywhere between 12in to 16in, which may be a deciding factor for many who are looking into this small dog. The Norwegian Lundehund can weight anywhere between 13lbs and 20lbs, but as with all animals, if they do not get their exercise they may exceed the average maximum. The Norwegian Lundehund is a small dog with a Short, rough and stand-off dense outer coat with a soft undercoat type coat, which make it a great indoor and outdoor companion. Those who are looking at this small dog will find the Norwegian Lundehund with a beautiful coat in the colors of reddish-brown to fawn with black tips, black or gray with white, or white with dark markings.


The Norwegian Lundehund is a highly intelligent dog, which is great for owners who want an inside dog as they can leave the house knowing they will not come home to a disaster. The Norwegian Lundehund is not a small dog that is made to show off as it is very difficult to train. If you are looking for a dog that is playful and will keep you entertained, then the Norwegian Lundehund is the dog for you. If you have children with lots of energy, the Norwegian Lundehund will fit right into your family and keep your children entertained for hours. The Norwegian Lundehund is VERY affectionate and needs lots of love and attention, you will never be lonely with this small dog in your home. The Norwegian Lundehund is a good dog around children, especially ones that it knows and loves, but as all species, it may become annoyed on occasion. Whenever children see a dog, they want to run up and pet it, the Norwegian Lundehund is not good with new people so you have to be sure to warn them. The Norwegian Lundehund is above average as a watchdog, it will, in most cases, try to ward off intruders and let you know of their presence. It may take a lot of time and maybe a few dog fights, but with time the Norwegian Lundehund can become accustomed to other dogs. When it comes to cats, the Norwegian Lundehund it will cause you a lot of stress to bring this dog into a home with cats.


When it comes to shedding, the Norwegian Lundehund is below average, your home will often be covered in dog hair and require additional work when cleaning. The Norwegian Lundehund is not hypoallergenic, it will be very difficult for someone with allergies to live in a home with this dog. The Norwegian Lundehund is above average when it comes to grooming, it will not require as much as others, like the Skye Terrier, Havanese, or . The Norwegian Lundehund is above average when it comes to health, it will have few issues which will save you money and stress. Some of the health issues that you may be faced with when you welcome the Norwegian Lundehund into your life include Leaky Gut Syndrome, Lymphagetasia, and Lundehund Syndrome. The upkeep for the Norwegian Lundehund can cost you up to an estimate of $1200 each year for grooming, vet visits, food, ect.