Dog breeding is not easy, especially for medium and large-sized dogs. The Norwegian Buhund is one of those dogs that require quite a lot of patience to breed. To ensure a healthy and happy Norwegian Buhund, you have to invest quite some time and effort. If you are planning to breed such a dog, there are a few things that you need to consider first.
First of all, a Norwegian Buhund dog has its own distinct health conditions. Generally, this breed of dog is reasonably healthy. However, it is important that you bring it for routine health checks to make sure that it remains healthy always. In rare cases, there are some dogs that have recessive genes that make them more vulnerable to certain diseases. It is important that you are always aware of your Norwegian Buhund's physical well-being so that you can start treating any medical conditions early as soon as they begin to cause health problems for your dog.
The Norwegian Buhund comes from Scandinavia, and it is used to cold temperatures. It doesn't like hot weather, and sleeps away during sunny days in the shade. This dog comes with a heavy coat that needs little maintenance or combing. Originally, it was bred for herding purposes, and it is very adept in guarding livestock. One thing about the Norwegian Buhund is that it is a dog of above average intelligence, and it prefers to do as it pleases rather than listen to its master. It considers itself equal to its owner. However, a Norwegian Buhund that is being trained for dog shows is more obedient, and it can be easily taught to do all the things required in competitions.
Dogs can only mate when they have reached maturity, which is about two years of age. You must know the right time for your Norwegian Buhunds to mate because early breeding may result in stagnant growth. The female dog requires close attention when it is near mating time. You have to bring it to the vet for pre-natal check-ups to ensure that it is in the right condition to produce healthy puppies. Sufficient nutrition or food is necessary to get the best results.
Not many people breed the Norwegian Buhund to make money, because it is not a very favorite dog among dog lovers. Those who buy dogs are more interested in the popular and expensive breeds, and they don't know the Norwegian Buhund well enough to consider buying it. Those who breed the Norwegian Buhund are usually people who are passionate about this particular breed and also those who plan to use it for farming purposes. Whatever is your purpose of breeding Norwegian Buhunds, make sure you spend the necessary time and effort to ensure that they remain healthy.