Fédération Cynologique Internationale

The Kennel Club

Norwegian Buhund

(Norsk Buhund)

Norwegian Buhund


ORIGIN

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FCI
Norway.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
09.08.1999.
KC
October 2009

UTILISATION

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FCI
Watchdog, farmdog and herder of polyvalent use.

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Group 5Spitz and primitive types
Section 3Nordic Watchdogs and Herders
Without working trial

KC
Pastoral

TRANSLATION

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FCI
Norsk Kennel Club.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
A typical Spitz, a little under middle size, squarely built with an alert and frank expression. Erect, pointed ears. Tail carried firmly curled over the back.
KC
Lightly built, short compact body, fairly smooth-lying coat, erect pointed ears, curled tail carried over back.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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KC
Well balanced, medium size, free from exaggeration, and capable of arduous work.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
Courageous, energetic and friendly.
KC
Fearless, brave and energetic.

HEAD

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FCI
Size in proportion to the body, not too heavy. Wedge-shaped, clean. The male and the female sex characteristics must be clearly defined.
KC
Head – lean, light, rather broad between ears, wedge-shaped, narrowing towards point of nose. Skull and back of head almost flat; marked but not sharp stop; muzzle medium length, tapering evenly from above and side, straight bridge, lips tightly closed. Nose black.

CRANIAL REGION

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Skull

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FCI
Almost flat, parallel with nasal bridge. Well filled out under the eyes.

Stop

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FCI
Well defined, but not too pronounced.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Black.

Muzzle

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FCI
About the same length as skull. Neither too narrow nor too heavy. Nasal bridge straight.
KC
Jaws strong with a perfect, regular and complete scissor bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping lower teeth and set square to the jaws. Complete dentition.

Lips

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FCI
Tightly closed, black.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
Scissor bite. Complete dentition.

Eyes

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FCI
Oval, colour as dark as possible. Black eyerims.
KC
Not protruding, dark brown, lively with fearless expression.

Ears

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FCI
Medium size, pointed, carried strongly erect.
KC
Placed high, erect, height greater than base; sharply pointed, very mobile.

NECK

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FCI
Medium long, clean, strong with good rise of neck.
KC
Medium length, lean without loose skin, moderately arched.

BODY

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FCI
Back & loin: Short, strong and straight.
KC
Strong, short, but light, chest deep with good ribs; straight line of back, firm loins, short couplings, slightly drawn up.

Croup

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FCI
As little sloping as possible.

Chest

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FCI
Deep with good spring of ribs.

TAIL

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FCI
Set high, firmly curled, carried over the center of the back, not too much to the side.
KC
Set on high, short, thick, and hair longer on underside, tightly curled and carried over back.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Firm with strong bone.
KC
Legs lean, straight and strong, elbows tightly placed.

Shoulder

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FCI
Moderately sloping.

Elbow

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FCI
Well set, turned neither in nor out.

FORELEGS

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Forearm

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FCI
Straight.

Pastern

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FCI
Moderately sloping.

FEET

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KC
Rather small, oval in shape, toes tightly closed.

Forefeet

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FCI
Oval in shape, compact.

Hind feet

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FCI
As Forefeet.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Moderate angulation .
KC
Legs strong and moderately angulated, straight when viewed from behind.

Thigh

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FCI
Powerful ; well muscled.

HIND LEGS

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Lower thigh

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FCI
Well muscled.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Effortless, parallel with good drive. Firm topline.
KC
Without exaggeration, straight coming and going. From side; light active, with good stride.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
Outer coat Thick, rich and hard, but rather smooth-lying. On head and front of legs comparatively short, on neck, chest, back of thighs and tail longer. Soft and dense undercoat.
KC
Outer coat close, harsh, but smooth; undercoat soft and woolly. On head and front legs, short, close and smooth; longer on chest, neck and shoulders, back of legs and underside of tail.

COLOUR

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FCI

  • Wheaten (biscuit): Ranging from rather light to yellowish red. With or without dark tipped hairs, but must not influence the main colour. Mask permitted. Clean and bright colour preferred. As little white as possible.
  • Black: Preferably self coloured (without too much bronzing). As little white as possible.
KC
Wheaten, black, red, (red not too dark), wolf-sable. Self-coloured but small symmetrical markings e.g. white on chest and legs, blaze on head and narrow ring on neck, black mask and ears and black tips to tail permissible.

SIZE

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KC
Ideal height: dogs: 45 cms (18 ins); bitches somewhat less. Weight in proportion to size.

Height at withers

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FCI

Males 43-47 cm.
Bitches 41-45 cm.

Weight

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FCI

Dogs approximately 14-18 kg.
Bitches approximately 12-16 kg.

FAULTS

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FCI

Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.
  • General appearance too fine or too coarse, lack of elegance.
  • Liver or pink coloured nose.
  • Pincer bite.
  • Light eyes; protruding eyes.
  • Poorly curled tail. Hanging tail. Feathering unwanted..
  • Overbuilt hindquarters.
  • Paddling in front. Short, ineffective step.
  • Wavy or too long coat.
  • Nervous dog.
KC
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog and on the dog’s ability to perform its traditional work.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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FCI

  • Aggressiveness.
  • Over-or undershot mouth.
  • Not erect ears.
  • Any colour but the ones mentioned above.
  • Dogs more than 1 cm under or 2 cm above the height at withers mentioned above.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.