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"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.
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