Norwegian Buhund Puppies
Have you been looking at Norwegian Buhund puppies in your quest for a new dog? These puppies are great dogs, but they need the right home — as does any breed!
Here’s everything you need to know to decide if you’re the right home for your potential new dog.
Where to Get Norwegian Buhund Puppies
Some people are committed to adopting a dog, which is admirable. Unfortunately, if that’s you, you might not be able to get a Norwegian Buhund. It’s rare to find most purebred dogs in a shelter, and Norwegian Buhunds aren’t too common in the US. If you’re open to a dog that’s a mix or just resembles one, you might be able to adopt your perfect pup. However, for the most part, these dogs just aren’t found in shelters. Ronja…
Instead, most people find a breeder.
There’s no shame in finding a breeder, as long as they’re ethical and reputable. Good breeders work to better the breed, not just to make money off their dogs. However, backyard breeders and puppy mills can cause real problems, and you should never support their business — even with those cheap prices.
Here are the things you should look for to ensure your breeder is a good one:
- Health testing done on the parents before breeding dogs
- A spay/neuter contract in place
- A willingness to let you meet the parents of your puppy
- Transparency when answering questions
- A lot of socialization, even at an early age
- Never allowing a puppy to go to their new home before eight weeks old
Always ask to facetime with the breeder and puppies before putting a deposit down, just to ensure their legitimacy. You can also ask to speak to past puppy buyers. Kimura…
The cost of a Norwegian Buhund can be anywhere between $1000 and $2500. Although this may seem expensive, you should remember you’re paying for a well-socialized and healthy dog.
The Norwegina Buhund is a small, light-colored dog with a thick coat to protect them from harsh cold temperatures. They have a tail that curls towards their back and pricked ears. Imanith…
The good news is, these dogs are affectionate and absolutely love their families. They’ll bond with you very well and if you’re looking for a loyal companion for life, you couldn’t pick a better breed. They can, however, be reserved with strangers and wary of their approach. They’ll make great watchdogs, but can get a bit vocal about it.
You can introduce them to strangers when they’re puppies and provide lots of treats to encourage them to warm up to new people.
These dogs have a lot of energy, as they’re herding dogs. They’ll need a good walk every day and a fenced-in backyard to run around would really help with getting out some of that energy. As they’re highly intelligent, they’ll also need a considerable amount of mental stimulation. Teach them tricks and provide them with lots of puzzles and enrichment! Leo…
Norwegian Buhund Puppies’ Veterinary Needs
Eye disease, von Willebrand’s disease, and hip dysplasia are all common in Norwegian Buhunds. Make sure the parents are health-tested and clear of all these things to prevent genetic inheritance and keep up to date with vet visits. Pet insurance is also a great idea to cover the costs of any illnesses that happen.
Other than having to watch out for these health issues, your dog will have the same needs as any other. Get them all of their puppy shots at the vet, and keep them away from other dogs until they’ve had them. Get their shoots boosted once a year, and keep up with flea and heartworm prevention medicine. Meeko…
When choosing a kibble for your dog, you should remember that not all kibble is created equal and the cheapest is not always the best. Some is full of more filler than nutrients, which can end up being detrimental for your dog’s health in the long run. Ask your vet for advice, if you’re struggling, and pick a reputable brand. Avoid grain-free food, which has been linked to heart disease in dogs.
Some owners choose to feed their dogs a raw diet. While this has many benefits, you should do your research before deciding that’s the way to go. Since your dog is an omnivore, they need more than just meat to survive, and raw meals should be prepared by an expert. Don’t attempt to do it yourself with no research.
Raw can also be considerably more expensive than kibble, which is why a lot of people don’t opt for it. It also takes some freezer storage space. Drift…
Your dog’s thick coat means you’ll have to brush them frequently. An undercoat rake can really help to get that excess hair off. Even though your dog has a thick coat, never shave them, as they’ll actually be more uncomfortable without it — even in summer.
You should also make sure you trim or file their nails, usually around every six to eight weeks — though this varies from dog to dog. You can use clippers or a Dremel. If your dog is intimidated by this process, provide lots of high-value treats and stay patient. It’ll soon seem like a positive thing!