So you’re looking to adopt an Norwegian Buhund, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “The Buhund, a prototypical spitz, provides a good opportunity to explain the term. Spitz are cold-weather breeds characterized by a dense coat, a tail curved tightly over the back, a wedge-shaped head, and erect, pointed ears (“spitz” means “pointed” in ancient German). They can be pint-sized like Pomeranians, mighty like Malamutes, or mid-sized like the lithe but sturdy Buhund. Males can stand 18.5 inches high and weight up to 40 pounds. Coat colors are wheaten or black. The densely coated Norwegian Buhund, a Nordic spitz-type closely associated with the Vikings, is a medium-sized cold-weather worker adept at herding and guarding. As family dogs, Buhunds are smart, affectionate, and steadfastly devoted.”
An Norwegian Buhund typically ranges from 40.64cm to 46.99cm in height, and weighs from 11.793401620000001kg to 18.143694800000002kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Norwegian Buhund breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Norwegian Buhund insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.