Norwegian Lundehund


Norwegian Lundehund Group V - Spitz and primitive types, Section 2 - Nordic Hunting Dogs. Recognized in 1943.

General Appearance:

It's a lively, vivacious, kind and cheerful dog under optimal conditions to mischievous, but also gentle, friendly and above all sensitive dog that absolutely hates no strong educational methods and harsh treatment. It requires loving approach and understanding. It is never aggressive and nervous, that can be caused, when it's not treated appropriately. When there is the absence of understanding by the owner, it is different and sad dog, which is highly undesirable. It is flexible and adaptable.


The education does not make any particular problems during the warm consistency and a bit of patience it can handle even a beginner. With the help of positive motivation owner brings up puppy that is sufficiently obedient, easy trained companion. To the people, not just its own, but also to foreign, it has a positive relationship it is very helpful. Signs of fear because of the unknown persons convict breeders and owners who early neglected dog proper socialization. Socialized in the company of people it is most satisfied and obviously enjoying their attention. With children, whether they are small or bigger, it is well-based and it is willingly playing with them. It loves cuddling. Anything that is happening in the family, it cannot miss. It is not good when it stays at home alone, it is better when it is busy with toys (modern and interactive, balls etc.), it welcomes company of second dog of the same breed. With other dogs and with domestic pets (pets) it gets well. It is not particularly demanding e.g. activity, but also for its light o seemingly fragile body it can pass utterly cool and long walks, without a trace of fatigue. Conventional hunting instincts it misses, during the walk in the countryside it is staying close to the owner, whom more it guards. Its intelligence and physical dispositions admirably suit to the particular dog sports agility, as well as its training must be conducted gently, carefully and with patience. With regard to the overall size of this breed fits even to the smallest urban apartments.


This is a small Spitz dog ancient (primitive) exterior (without the extremely long coat) rectangular body frame and light body structure. Head and the overall appearance of the individual must be obvious at first sight, whether it is a ma el or female. Height at withers , male is  from 35 to 38 cm for female is from 32 to 35 cm, weight of body 7 kg dogs, females about 6 kg.

The head should be cleanly chiselled and medium width, wedge-shaped whole. The skull is slightly above domed, moderately wide. Browridges are clearly visible. The frontal slope is obvious, but not too steep. The muzzle is wedge shaped and the appropriate length, the nasal bridge is moderately long and wide, lightly convex (curved). Scissor bite, pincer bite but also tight or undershot jaw is permitted. Absence of premolars on both sides and in both jaws is enabled. Protruding eyes are slightly slanted, coloured yellowish-brown to dark brown. The earlobes should be triangular in shape, medium-sized, broad at the base, erect, very mobile. The effect of controlling the muscles can fold backward or laterally (at right angles from the head) so that the mouth of the external auditory canal is closed.

The neck should be medium length, rather thick, dry. Topline of body is straight, back hard, level, croup slightly sloping. The tail should be high, moderately long, thick hair but without flag. It may be carried by tightly or loosely curled over the back and shoulders, or even hanging down. For high carried tail tip may be directed to the middle or along the side of the body.

Chest should be long, corresponding to the width, relatively deep and spacious, but they should never be barrel-shaped. Belly should be slightly tucked.

The forelegs should be reasonably bent, forearms should be straight. Feet are oval shaped, turned slightly outwards, with at least six toes, five of which may affect the substrate. On one paw eight antipersonnel pads. The complex of the first finger (thumb) consists of one finger about three and one of the two articles and from the respective ligaments and muscles. This makes feet look very powerful. Hindquarters are narrow, legs are strong, muscular and knees bent properly, legs strong, well muscled. The hind feet have six toes, four of which touch the ground. Central pedal pad is associated with the largest and padded two inner fingers (3 and 4).

The outer coat is thick and rough, soft undercoat. On the head and front of legs the hair is shorter on the neck and back of thighs longer. Tail should be profusely covered with hair but without flag. Colouration is required red -brown fawn with more densely or sparsely scattered hairs with black ends, black or gray. Adults have outer coat usually more black guard hairs ending than the young. For all types of colours are acceptable white markings and is also allowed white with colourful badges.

All deviations from the requirements of the standard are considered as defects and evaluate exactly according to the seriousness with regard to the health and welfare of the dog or female.