Norsk Lundehund
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Anerkjent av FCI
FCI nummer: 265
Gruppe 5: Spisshunder
Seksjon 2: Nordiske jakthundraser
Anerkjent av AKC
Miscellaneous Class
The breeds currently eligible to participate in the Miscellaneous Class are still enrolled in the AKC Foundation Stock Service®. FSS® enrollment is maintained until the AKC Board of Directors accepts the breed for regular status. Authorities acknowledge that throughout the world there are several hundred distinct breeds of purebred dogs, not all of which are AKC recognized breeds. Those officially recognized for AKC registration appear in the Stud Book of the American Kennel Club. The AKC provides for a regular path of development for a new breed, which may result in that breed's full recognition and appearance in the official Stud Book as an AKC recognized breed. Briefly stated, the requirement for admission to the Stud Book is clear and categorical proof that a substantial, sustained nationwide interest and activity in the breed exists. This includes an active parent club, with serious and expanding breeding activity over a wide geographic area. When in the judgment of the Board of Directors such interest and activity exists, a breed is admitted to the Miscellaneous Class. Breeds in the Miscellaneous Class may compete and earn titles in Companion Events and also select Performance Events. Miscellaneous breeds are also eligible to compete in Junior Showmanship. They may also compete at conformation shows, but here are limited to competition in the Miscellaneous Class and are not eligible for championship points. When the Board of Directors is satisfied that a breed is continuing a healthy, dynamic growth in the Miscellaneous Class, it may be admitted to registration in the Stud Book and the opportunity to compete in regular classes.
VEKT: Hann: 7 kg
Tispe: 6 kg
HØYDE: Hann: 35-38 cm
Tispe: 32-35 cm
FARGE(R): Rødbrun,gulbrun
PELS: Tett og stri

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Norsk Lundehund
[...familiehund og selskapshund er betegnelser som benyttes om hunder som har som primæroppgave å være en sosial partner og venn for med...]
Nordiske hunderaser
[...nordiske hunderaser er en gruppe med nasjonale hunderaser som opprinnelig har oppstått i et eller flere av de fem nordiske landene: danmark inkludert ...]
Norske hunderaser
[...det finnes flere norske hunderaser. den såkalte varangerhunden (canis familiaris varangensis) er det eldste bevis man har for tamhunder i norg...]
[...spisshund (også kalt spets og spitz) er betegnelsen på en gruppe hunder som deler en rekke morfologiske- og anatomiske fellestrekk. det mest i øyenfal...]
[...tamhund (canis lupus familiaris), i norge også kalt hund, bisk, bikkje, kjøter og menneskets beste venn, er i realiteten en domestisert ulv som mennes...]
Treskjellende hunder
[...treskjellende hunder (eng. treeing hounds) kalles også gjerne treskjellere eller halsende hunder. dette er en gruppe som stort sett består av jakthund...]

Norwegian Lundehund
Om Norwegian Lundehund:

Contact: Norwegian Lundehund Association of America, Marianne Klinkowski, Liaison, 10010 Phar Lap Drive, Cupertino, CA 95014, 408-446-0604,

  • From the February 2010 Board Meeting - Norwegian Lundehund Association of America is the official parent club for the Norwegian Lundehund and to accept the Norwegian Lundehund into the AKC Stud Book on December 1, 2010. The breed will be eligible to compete in the Non-Sporting Group beginning January 1, 2011. There will be an open registry for the breed until July 1, 2013.
  • From the November 2007 Board Meeting - The Norwegian Lundehund Association of America will serve as the AKC Parent Club to represent the Norwegian Lundehund and will be eligible to compete in the Miscellaneous Class, effective July 1, 2008.
  • December 2003 - The Board approved the eligibility of some Foundation Stock breeds, which meet certain criteria, for competition in AKC Companion Events (Obedience, Tracking, and Agility), effective January 1, 2004. The breeds must have a minimum of 150 dogs with three generation pedigrees recorded in the FSS®, a national breed club with members in at least 20 states, and an AKC approved breed standard. The breeds that currently meet the criteria are the Irish Red and White Setter, the Cesky Terrier, the Coton de Tulear, the Norwegian Lundehund, the FSS® Black and Tan Coonhound, the Bluetick Coonhound, the American English Coonhound, the Treeing Walker Coonhound, the Peruvian Inca Orchid, the Sloughi, the Dogue de Bordeaux, the Tibetan Mastiff, the Perro de Presa Canario, the Chinook, the Norwegian Buhund, the Swedish Vallhund, the Finnish Lapphund, and the Pyrenean Shepherd. Requests by breed clubs to have their breeds compete in the various Performance Events would be considered on a case-by-case basis.


General Appearance
The Norwegian Lundehund is a small rectangular and agile Spitz breed with unique characteristics not found in any other breed. Originating on remote islands of arctic Norway, the dog was used to wrestle and retrieve live puffin birds from the crevices of steep vertical cliffs. To enable the dog to climb, descend, and brake on these cliffs, unique structural characteristics have evolved and must be present as they define this breed: a minimum of six toes on each foot and elongated rear foot pads; an elastic neck that allows the head to bend backward to touch the spine, letting the dog turn around in narrow puffin bird caves; and shoulders flexible enough to allow the front legs to extend flat to the side in order to hug the cliffs. This shoulder structure produces a peculiar rotary movement. Finally, the ears close and fold forward or backward to protect from debris. The temperament is alert but not expected to be outgoing toward strangers.

Size, Proportion, Substance
Size: The desired height for adult males is between 13-15 inches and 12-14 inches for adult females. Size consideration should not outweigh that of type, proportion, movement and other functional attributes. Proportion: length of body is slightly longer than height at the withers. Depth of chest is approximately one half the height. Substance: The Lundehund should be athletic and agile, never coarse or heavy. Bitches are distinctly feminine but without weakness.

The head is wedge-shaped, of medium width and clean. The skull is slightly rounded with prominent brows. There is a pronounced but not deep stop, and the bridge of the nose has a slight arch. The muzzle is of medium length and width, tapering gradually to the end of the muzzle. Length of the muzzle is approximately two-thirds the length of the skull. Nose and lips are black. Teeth: Scissors bite is preferred, but level and reverse scissors bite are permitted. Missing premolars on both sides of the upper and lower jaws are common and allowed. Eyes: almond-shaped, yellow-brown to brown with a brown ring around the pupil. Light eyes are preferred. Eye rims are dark and complete. Ears: medium-size, triangular, broad at the base, carried erect and very mobile. The ear leather can be folded and turned up, backward or at right angles so that the ear openings are clamped shut.

The neck is clean, of medium length and strong without being thick. NOTE: The judge should never ask the handler to demonstrate the characteristic flexibility in the ring, as the dog can not relax sufficiently at a dog show.

Level back, short loin and slightly sloping croup, slight tuck up. Ribs are carried well back, well-sprung but not barrel-shaped.

High-set, medium length with a dense coat. When the dog is moving, the tail may be carried trailing or in a graceful arch over the back with the tip touching the back. A tightly curled tail or one that falls too far to either side is undesirable. When at rest, the tail hangs with a slight curve.

Moderate angulation with very elastic shoulders so that the front legs can extend out to the side. The legs are straight with slightly outward-turned feet. The feet are oval with at least six fully developed toes, five of which should reach the ground. Eight pads on each foot. The additional toes consist of one three jointed toe, like a thumb, and one two-jointed toe along with corresponding tendons and muscles that give the foot a strong appearance.

Moderate angulation in balance with the forequarters. Strong muscular upper and lower thighs. Feet: Oval, slightly outward turned with a minimum of six toes, of which four support the dog's weight. There are seven pads with the center pad elongated. When viewed from behind, the rear legs are close but parallel.

Double coat with a harsh outer coat and a dense, soft undercoat. The coat is short on the head and front of the legs, longer and thicker around the neck and back of thighs. It is dense on the tail with little feathering. The male typically has a thicker ruff around the neck. The Lundehund is presented naturally with no trimming.

Fallow to reddish brown to tan with black hair tips and white markings or white with red or dark markings. More black hair tips with maturity. Dogs with a completely white head or with 50 percent of the head white should have complete dark eye rims and lashes.

Light and elastic. As the Lundehund is designed to climb steep cliffs and work into narrow crevices, the front assembly must be flexible and wide. This produces an elastic gait with a unique rotary front movement. He moves close but parallel in the rear.

A Lundehund is alert, very energetic, loyal and protective. He can be wary of strangers but never aggressive toward people.

Effective July 1, 2008


Unique, "distinctive," and "unusual" are words that have become almost commonplace in the jargon of rare breed dogs. But of all the breeds of dogs in the world, none is more deserving of these adjectives than Norway’s little hunter, the Norwegian Lundehund. For this is a rare and ancient breed with uncommon physical characteristics, and an intriguing history.

The name Lundehund is a combination of the Norwegian words "lunde," the Puffin bird, and "hund," meaning dog. Originally, they were bred to hunt and retrieve the Puffin, a meat and feather crop for the Norwegian farmer of past centuries living along the fjords and on the islands off the west coast. Written references to the breed date back to the fifteenth century. When the Puffin bird became a protected species in the 1800’s, the dogs were no longer useful to the farmers and breed numbers were allowed to dwindle. The breed was saved from near extinction after World War II through the friendship of two concerned Norwegians, but even today there are a thousand dogs worldwide.

Their unique foot structure (at least six toes on each foot) and unusual flexibility enabled them to climb the steep, rocky cliffs and navigate the small burrows and crevices where the Puffins nest. These special physical characteristics attest to the ancient history of the breed, as these are primitive qualities that have been lost in the evolution of most other breeds of dog.

Today, the Lundehund is a true companion, loyal, playful and virtually non-aggressive to people and other dogs, even when challenged. While their history and remarkable physical characteristics put them at the center of conversation, their superior personality, even disposition, and small size make them an ideal, easy-to-live-with pet.

Farger og egenheter:

Description Type Code
Black S 007
Gray S 100
Reddish Brown S 159
White S 199
Yellow S 232
Sable & White A 165
Description Type Code
Black Markings S 002
Black Tips S 053
Gray Markings S 028
White Markings S 014


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  • The Norwegian Lundehund has been assigned the Non-Sporting Group designation.
  • The Norwegian Lundehund has been recorded in the Foundation Stock Service since 1996.
  • The Norwegian Lundehund is also known as the Norwegian Puffin Dog.
  • The Norwegian Lundehund always has six toes on each foot, not dew claws, but toes.
  • The Norwegian Lundehund can fold "prick" ears closed, forward or backward, at will.
  • The Norwegian Lundehund was almost extinct after World War II and the modern breed is based on five dogs from a remote island in the Arctic Ocean (no other breed was ever on the island).
  • The Norwegian Lundehund's unique structure allows "tipping" of head backwards so top of head touches back bone.
  • The Norwegian Lundehund has an odd "rotating" front leg movement when coming back (American judges somewhat startled at this oddity).
  • The breed is considered a national treasurer in Norway.
  • The breed has appeared on Norwegian postage stamps.
  • Originally kept by Norwegian farmers to retriever Puffin birds, which nest on the cliffs of the Artic Ocean islands and mainland coast.
  • The Puffin birds were a meat and feather crop. The meat was pickled and was important food for poor farmers during long Norwegian winters, especially if crops failed in the short summer. Feathers were prized for stuffing pillows and comforters. The Puffin bird is considered the Arctic parrot (colorful beak), no longer hunted, and has been protected since the turn of the 20th century.
  • The breed is identified (by description, not name) in Norse and Danish writings as far back as the 1500's