The double coat—harsh on top, downy beneath—is a heavy shedder.
Today, the Lundehund is a loyal and playful companion. Their superior personality, even disposition and small size make them an ideal, easy-to-live-with pet, although they may be wary of strangers. The breed's coat requires minimal upkeep.
Depending on the size of your dog as an adult you are going to want to feed them a formula that will cater to their unique digestive needs through the various phases of their life. Many dog food companies have breed-specific formulas for small, medium, large and giant breeds. The Lundehund is a medium breed and has a lifespan of 12 to 14 years.
What you feed your dog is an individual choice, but working with your veterinarian and/or breeder will be the best way to determine frequency of meals as a puppy and the best adult diet to increase his longevity. Clean, fresh water should be available at all times.
A brush and the occasional bath are all you need to keep them clean and looking their best. Grooming can be a wonderful bonding experience for you and your pet. Their strong fast-growing nails should be trimmed regularly with a nail clipper or grinder to avoid overgrowth, splitting and cracking. Their ears should be checked regularly to avoid a buildup of wax and debris which can result in an infection. Teeth should be brushed regularly.
These small but sturdy puffin pullers are uniquely constructed to do a unique job. (The word “unique” should be part of the breed name!) But puffins are now a protected species, and Lundehunds have eased into the roles of house pet and show dog. Owners describe this scarce breed as alert, energetic, loyal, and protective. Never aggressive but wary around strangers, they’re a bit stubborn and will go about things their own way. All told, Lundehunds are a fascinating, friendly—and, yes—unique breed.
Norwegian Lundehund &HEALTH
Like all breeds there may be some health issues, like eye disease, patellar luxation and protein-losing enteropathy. Some dogs may be faced with these health challenges in their lives, but the majority of Norwegian Lundehund are healthy dogs.
Working with a responsible breeder, those wishing to own a Norwegian Lundehund can gain the education they need to know about specific health concerns within the breed. Good breeders utilize genetic testing of their breeding stock to reduce the likelihood of disease in their puppies.