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THE NORWEGIAN LUNDEHUND CLUB
OF AMERICA, INC.

"FOUNDED IN 1988"

 

If you are interested in contacting a reputable breeder or importer of Norwegian Lundehunds in the United States or Canada,  please e-mail:    info@lundehund.com

Our club only recognizes breeders who are members of our club and have agreed to our strict:

"BREEDER'S CODE OF ETHICS"

Our "BREEDER'S CODE OF ETHICS" was adopted to help protect the breed and assist those interested in purchasing the finest quality Lundehunds.

There are many Lundehund breeders that do not meet our club's standards in the United States and Canada.  An official list of our recognized breeders can only be obtained directly through our club.


"Unique", "distinctive", and "unusual" are words that have become almost commonplace in the jargon of rare breed dogs. But of all the breeds of dogs in the world, none is more deserving of these adjectives than Norway's little hunter, the Norwegian Lundehund. For this is a rare and ancient breed with uncommon physical characteristics, and an intriguing history.

The name Lundehund is a combination of the Norwegian words "lunde", the Puffin bird, and "hund", meaning dog. Originally, they were bred to hunt and retrieve the Puffin, a meat and feather crop for the Norwegian farmer of past centuries living along the fiords and on the islands off the west coast of Norway. When the Puffin bird became a protected species in the 1800's, the dogs were no longer useful to the farmers and the breed numbers dwindled. The breed was saved from extinction after WWII through the friendship of two concerned Norwegians.

 

For site inquires or if you know of a


Lundehund needing immediate
Rescue
from an animal shelter or placement

contact:

info@lundehund.com

We have the largest rescue network nationwide.

 

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 2004 NLCA, Inc. Rev. 11/14