NORWEGIAN LUNDEHUND or Norsk Lundehund
Standard FCI N°265 / 12. 03. 1999 / GB
TRANSLATION : Norsk Kennel Club.
ORIGIN : Norway.
DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL VALID STANDARD : 12.03.1999.
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UTILIZATION : By his anatomical peculiarities this dog is predestinated to puffin-hunting on the steep rocks around the fjords and along the shore.
CLASSIFICATION FCI : Group 5 Spitz and primitive types.
Section 2 Nordic Hunting Dogs.
Without working trial.
GENERAL APPEARANCE : Spitz type dog, small, rectangular, supple, rather lightly made; morphological characteristics different according to sex.
BEHAVIOUR /CHARACTER : Alert, energetic, lively.
HEAD : Clean-cut, medium width, wedge shaped.
CRANIAL REGION :
Skull : Slightly rounded with prominent superciliary arches.
Stop : Pronounced, but without excess.
FACIAL REGION :
Muzzle : Wedge shaped of medium length. Nasal bridge slightly convex.
Jaws / Teeth : Scissor bite preferred, but a pincer bite or a moderate prognathism of the lower jaw is permitted. The absence of premolars on both sides, in each jaw, is accepted.
Eye : Slightly sloping and not protruding; the iris is yellowish brown; the pupil is encircled by a dark halo.
Ears : Triangular ears of medium size, broad at the base, carried
erect and very mobile. The cartilage of the ear lobe has the faculty
of being able to retract itself so that the ear folds itself and flops
in a specific manner, either backwards or in right angle upwards, so as
to close the auditory passage.
NECK : Clean-cut, of medium length, quite strong with a relatively
well furnished collar.
BODY : Rectangular.
Topline : Straight.
Back : Strong.
Croup : Slightly sloping.
Chest : Long, of medium width, relatively well let down and spacious,
not barrel shaped.
Belly : Slightly drawn up.
TAIL : Set high, medium length, well covered with hair but without flag. Carried either in a ring or slightly rolled over onto the back, or hanging. The tip must not be too much over nor falling to one side.
General appearance : Moderately angulated.
Forearm : Straight.
Fore feet : Oval shaped, turning slightly outwards, with at least six toes - of which five must rest on the ground. Eight pads on each foot. The two inner toes, formed respectively by 3 and 2 phalanges and endowed with a ligamentary and muscular system, make the foot look solid.
General appearance : The position of the hindquarters is somewhat close.
Upper thigh : Strong and muscular.
Stifles : Moderately angulated.
Lower thigh : Strong and muscular.
Hindfeet : Oval shaped, turned slightly outwards, with at least six toes - four of which must rest on the ground. Seven pads on each foot, the one in the middle, the most important one by its size, being attached to the inner pads corresponding to the two inner toes. When the dog is standing up on a flat surface, the weight of the body must be evenly distributed on the pads.
GAIT/MOVEMENT : Light and elastic. An external rotary action of the forelegs and somewhat close action GO BACK TO LIST is characteristic of the breed.
HAIR : Dense and rough, soft undercoat. Short on the head and the front of the legs, more abundant at the level of the neck, rear of the buttocks (thighs) and on the tail, but without flag.
COLOUR : Always combined with white : from red to fawn, coat more or less sprinkled with hairs with black tips; black; grey; white with dark patches. The adult usually has more marked black tips in the coat than the younger dog.
HEIGHT AND WEIGHT :
Height at withers : Male : 35 - 38 cm.
Female : 32 - 35 cm.
Weight : Male : about 7 kg.
Female : about 6 kg.
FAULTS : 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.
ELIMINATING FAULT :
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
N.B. : Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.
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ORIGIN OF THE RACE
Called also Lundehund of Norway, region, famous is born in this bellisssima for its precipices and its frastagliate coasts. Lundehund means cacciaotre of Puffin in fact, came uses you in order to hunt these aquatic birds us that they live in the hollow ones established between precipices. These dogs indeed, are the only able exemplary to penetrate itself in those places. It is said that the Lundehund has ancient origins, is spoken quite about was glacial. Today the greater part of these alive dogs in Norway and Finland, all over the world esteem that live 2000 exemplary.
The Lundehund has of the only characteristics; it has at least six fingers for foot, pu to extend its limbs until 90 degrees to the outside regarding the body. Thanks to the number of vertebre greater, succeed in ruotare the head GO BACK TO LIST touching the back. They have also the capacit to fold the orecchie in order protect the auricular pavilions, when they are bathes to you. They are the only dogs known with these characteristic particular.
The color of the cape is limited to the sand.
He adores to play!! Some persons train it to several disciplines like agility or the fly ball. They are much intelligent with large capacit of learning, must be constant patients and. They are not difficult dogs, also a little expert master succeeds to obtain a good training.
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