meet theNorwegian Lundehund


Training &Temperament

Their superior personality, even disposition and small size make them an ideal, easy-to-live-with pet, although they may be wary of strangers. Consistency in the home environment is extremely important, as is consistency in training, house training, and socialization. Lundehund is very sensitive and can develop trust issues with an owner who tries to trick him into doing things - you can only fool a Lundehund once. They are incredibly clever and fun-loving, making them delightful and sometimes challenging.

  • Children


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    86% agree

  • Time Alone


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Did You Know?

The Norwegian Lundehund is AKC's 169th breed.

At the December 2003 Board Meeting the Norwegian Lundehund became eligible to compete in AKC Companion Events effective January 1, 2004.

The Norwegian Lundehund can fold it's ears closed, forward or backward, at will.

At the February 2010 Board Meeting the Norwegian Lundehund became eligible for AKC registration, December 1, 2010, and was eligible for competition in the Non-Sporting Group, effective January 1, 2011.

The Norwegian Lundehund has been recorded in the Foundation Stock Service since 1996.

The Norwegian Lundehund's unique structure allows tipping of head backwards so top of head touches back bone.

At the November 2007 Board Meeting the Norwegian Lundehund was approved to compete in the Miscellaneous Class this became effective July 1, 2008.

The Norwegian Lundehund always has six toes on each foot, not dew claws, but toes.

The Norwegian Lundehund has an odd rotating front leg movement when coming back (American judges somewhat startled at this oddity).

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Black 007
Gray 100
Reddish Brown 159
White 199
Yellow 232
Sable & White 165


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code
Black Markings 002
Black Tips 053
Gray Markings 028
White Markings 014