Norwegian Lundehund Puppies
Have you been looking at Norwegian Lundehund puppies while on your quest for a new dog?
If you have, you should do your research before committing to one — as you should with any breed! Here’s everything you need to know about these dogs.
Where to Get Norwegian Lundehund Puppies
Many people are committed to adopting when they start their search for a dog. While that’s admirable, it’s hard to balance that commitment with the desire for a purebred dog. Shelters are usually full of mixed breeds, and Norwegian Lundehund puppies can be rare in the United States as is. You might be able to find a mix, or one that resembles this dog but for the most part, you’re going to have to find a breeder. Gemma…
There’s nothing wrong with a breeder, as long as you’re shopping responsibly. The issue with buying a puppy is that you need to take the time to distinguish the backyard breeders and puppy mills from the good ones. Backyard breeders and puppy mills will sell puppies at a cheaper price but as long as not being purebred, they may be unhealthy and unsocialized. The cheap price can seem attractive at first, but you’re likely to encounter a ton of health and training issues down the line, which will add up. It’s also not fair to the dogs to support these businesses!
Instead, look for a breeder that has a spay/neuter contract in place, doesn’t let the puppy go to a new home before eight weeks old, answers all of your questions, has health-tested the parents, and can provide papers to prove the dog is purebred.
These are small Spitz-type dogs. They have a dense, short coat, with a rough outercoat and soft undercoat. They come in different colors, but the main notable thing about these dogs is that they’re polydactyl! All of these dogs have six toes on each paw rather than four.
This is one happy and playful dog! If you’re looking for a dog to keep you constantly amused with their antics, look no further. The Norwegian Lundehund is always down for some games, though you’ll have to give them plenty of mental stimulation and exercise. If you don’t, you’ll be in for a challenge. Although this dog is intelligent, it’s in a way that can be manipulative. They’ve been known to figure out how to open doors, get into their food, and more. They need a constant eye on them!
They also make great watchdogs. They’ll bark at anything out of the ordinary, though this can be excessive and difficult to train out of them. They bond well with their humans, but can be wary of strangers, so make sure you socialize them early in life. Milo…
Norwegian Lundehund Puppies’ Veterinary Needs
The Norwegian Lundehund is, unfortunately, not the healthiest of breeds and it’s a major concern when getting one. They have several intestinal disorders that are passed down the breed and even with health-tested parents, they can show. You need to be high on alert for these issues, as it makes their lifespan unpredictable — especially if they don’t get immediate veterinary attention.
This consideration aside, their veterinary needs are like any other dog.
They’ll need shots every year (and more as a puppy) to protect them from parvovirus, distemper, rabies, and other diseases. Until they’re considered fully vaccinated, you shouldn’t allow them to be around other dogs or walk in places where a lot of other dogs have. Parvovirus can live on the ground for a long time, so it’s important to be careful.
You should also give them a flea and heartworm prevention pill every month. Kilma…
Diet is a controversial topic among owners. Kibble is the most popular choice, but you should make sure you choose a good one. Some kibble is more full of fillers than nutrients, and grain-free foods are a no-no, as they’ve been linked to heart disease over time. If you’re struggling, ask your vet for advice.
Some owners choose to feed their dog a raw diet. While this has many benefits, do your research, and don’t try to prepare the meals yourself – have an expert handle it for you! Raw feeding, however, is significantly more expensive than kibble. Texas…
Because of their double coat, you should brush your dog frequently — once every couple of days, at least. An undercoat rake can help to get rid of excess hair.
You should also check their nails every few weeks and trim or file them when necessary. Some dogs find this process intimidating, but you can bring them around to it with lots of high-value treats and patience. Eventually, they’ll see it as a positive experience!