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The Norwegian Lundehund Database collects and maintains all information on Puffindogs/lundehunds worldwide.

To keep this database updated on dogs alive or passed away, illnesses experienced and other relevant information regarding the breed, we strongly recommend all lundie-owners to report such information to the database-manager Marc Daverdin, email address: Denne e-postadressen er beskyttet mot programmer som samler e-postadresser. Du må aktivere javaskript for å kunne se den.. The information will be anonymously used for research, helping prevent illness in the breed.

The database also offers help finding suitable partners when breeding your lundehund. You can read more about this in our article about cross-border breeding.

This is the official database of the Norwegian Lundehund Club, and you will find it at our homepage, with the direct link here.

To be granted access to add or modify information, please contact Mr. Marc Daverdin at the email address Denne e-postadressen er beskyttet mot programmer som samler e-postadresser. Du må aktivere javaskript for å kunne se den..

On this page, we'll shortly describe some of the ways you can contact us.

Puppy intermediary

Is your dog pregnant with lundehund puppies on the way? Our puppy intermediary will help you find dedicated owners for the puppies. Contact Liv Skjervik on email Denne e-postadressen er beskyttet mot programmer som samler e-postadresser. Du må aktivere javaskript for å kunne se den..

Breeding counsil

You can contact the breeding counsil of the club regarding all breeding or health related questions, just send us an email: Denne e-postadressen er beskyttet mot programmer som samler e-postadresser. Du må aktivere javaskript for å kunne se den.

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If you need help using the lundehund database to find a suitable mating partner for your lundehund (page in Norwegian), you can also contact the breeding counsil on the same email address.

Breeders in your country

We have a list of lundehund breeders in Europe and USA. The list will not always be up to date, but it's a starting point for you to find other lundehund people in your country.

Social media

The Norwegian Lundehund Club have an official Facebook group that you can join and follow. There are also several informal Facebook pages where lundehund owners and breeders are active, share stories or help each other out. Try searching for "Norsk lundehund" on Facebook and request to join some of the groups with the most members.

Payment information

If you need to pay for your membership in the club (or any other payments) this is our payment information:

  • Norwegian bank account: 9365 25 83561
  • IBAN: NO1393652583561
  • BIC/SWIFT: LANDNOK1

Our VAT number: 991 470 476

For all other questions send a request to the club leader

The leader of the Norwegian Lundehund Club is Rita Daverdin.

You can contact her by email: Denne e-postadressen er beskyttet mot programmer som samler e-postadresser. Du må aktivere javaskript for å kunne se den., or by using this post address:

Norsk Lundehund Klubb
v/ Rita H. Daverdin
Hyllanv. 2
7517 Hell
NORWAY

 

The lundehund is a Norwegian dog breed, and because of this, the Norwegian Lundehund Club is responsible for the development of the breed standard internationally.

The Norwegian Lundehund Club have developed a breeding specific strategy (RAS - an acronyme for "Rasespesifikk Avls-Strategi"), that currently only exists in Norwegian. It was approved by Norsk Kennel Klub (the Norwegian national partner club of the FCI) in January 2014 and is valid until December 2018.

We have translated parts of the breeding specific strategy to English. The summarized plan of action is also translated, included below on this page.

If you have questions, please contact the breeding counsil of the Norwegian Lundehund Club on email: Denne e-postadressen er beskyttet mot programmer som samler e-postadresser. Du må aktivere javaskript for å kunne se den..

Goals and plan of action

 

Short term

Long term

Increasing the effective population size to 200 (90 males and 110 females) in 2020-2025

                         

 

2020-2025.

All puppy bitch buyers must commit to breeding at least one litter from their bitch, unless there are medical reasons not to breed her.

2014

 

Develop the Norsk Lundehund Klubb online database as a tool to find   suitable matches.

Dec 2014

 

Highest recommended coefficient of inbreeding to remain at 3.25 based on a five-generation pedigree.

Feb 2014

ongoing

Establish a network of volunteers all over the country who can assist and guide novice breeders to ensure that more dogs succeed in mating naturally.

2015

 

Further develop advisory services for novice breeders.

2016

 

Increasing the demand for puppies through promoting the breed at shows, performance events, competitions, fairs and through the media

 

ongoing

 

 

Short term

Long term

 

Short term

Long term

Increasing the number of Lundehunds in Norway to 1.000 individuals by 2025

 

2025

All puppy bitch buyers must commit to breeding at least one litter from their bitch, unless there are medical reasons not to breed her.

2014

 

Applying to the Norwegian Kennel Club for a continuation of the exemption from their rules granted on 1 July 2014 that allows breeders of   Lundehunds to mate their bitches from the age of 15 months.

Jan 2014

 

Establish a network of volunteers all over the country who can assist and guide novice breeders to ensure that more dogs succeed in mating naturally.

2015

 

Further develop advisory services for novice breeders.

  • novice breeder’s supplement to the Lundehund book
  • establish a network of mentors



July 2014
2016

 

Organizing seminars  for breeders

2017

 

Increasing the demand for puppies through promoting the breed at shows, performance events, competitions, fairs and through the media

 

ongoing

Monitoring online   information about the breed.

Dec 2015

 

 

 

Short term

Long term

Decreasing the risk of IL through the dissemination of knowledge amongst owners and the veterinary profession

 

Ongoing

Documenting owners’ experience with various diets for lundehunds

July 2015

 

Mapping potential IL triggers

July 2015

 

Improving treatment of IL

 

Ongoing

List 30 veterinarians across Norway to receive a copy of the Lundehund book.

Feb 2014

 

List 4-5 experienced owners who can advise owners of dogs with gastrointestinal problems.

Feb 2014

 

Establish a network of veterinarians with extensive experience in treating IL.

Jan 2015

 

Organize a seminar on IL for veterinarians, regional club representatives and other interested parties in collaboration with the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science.

2016

 

 

 

Short term

Long term

Reducing the breed predisposition for IL and improve fertility through an outcross   project in cooperation with NordGen, the Norwegian Genetic Resource Centre   and the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science

 

2025

Developing a plan for the outcross project.

Feb 2014

 

Establishing procedures for documenting the outcross project

Feb 2014

 

Comparing the genetic profiles of selected breeds with the Norwegian Lundehund.

Dec 2014

 

Implementation

 

2025

 

 

Short term

Long term

Preserving breed mentality and original function

   

Developing methonds for assessing breed mentality.

Apr 2015

 

Conducting a trial breed mentality test

July 2015

 

 

 

Short term

Long term

Preserving breed behaviour and instincts

   

Developing a description of breed typical behaviours

 

2020

On this page you'll find some tips about how to export puppies to Norway, how to find a breeding partner for your dog through the lundehund database, with links to lists of males and females in various countries, and at the bottom of the page, a list of lundehund clubs in various countries.

Exporting puppies to Norway

Our puppy intermediary can help you find dedicated puppy buyers in Norway, and there usually is a long list of people waiting for puppies.

In order to import puppies to Norway, the new owner has to comply to the requirements (in English) of the Norwegian Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet), that is responsible of animal imports to Norway. Please read up on the latest requirements, since we don't have the capacity to continuously watch for changes.

The rules were changed at 01.01.2015, and at that time, the following rules applied to import from an EU country:

  • EU-passport and ID (microchip)
  • Vaccination against rabies (at least 21 days ahead of arrival)*
  • Treated against Echinococcus multilocularis (24 - 120 hours before arrival)*
  • Contact the customs at the border, make sure to have all necessary documentation!!!

The bullets marked with an asterix (*) has exceptions for import from some countries, read more at Mattilsynets homepages (in English). Note that the requirement for the rabies vaccination implicitely requires the puppy to be 120 + 21 days old when imported, because the vaccine won't be given before the puppy reach a certain age.

For import from USA and other "listed third" countries, the rules are almost the same, but with some modifications and additional requirements, please read up on the requirements.

Mating and breeding

In countries with few lundehunds, mating has to be planned carefully in order to succeed getting a lundehund litter. We advice you to seek help and tips from breeders in your country (list in Norwegian) or in relevant facebook groups.

The lundehund database

Males Females

The Norwegian Lundehund Club has developed a database that can help you to find the right partner for your dog.

The lundehund database is in Norwegian, but kennel Vorkosmia has published user guides in English (thank you) on how to use the database:

You can also have a look at the Norwegian user guides.

In the lundehund database, you'll find females and males in different countries. The links on the right will give you a fast overview of dogs in your area.

Using these links, dogs that are reported chryptorchid or dead are excluded from the result. Countries with the most dogs and active breeders are on top of the list.

NB! The data quality might be poor in some cases.

Remember also that you have to make sure the dogs are not to closely related. The database has functionality to help you calculate this.

When you find a dog that could be a relevant partner for your dog, use the contact info on the page if present. If contact info for that particular dog is not present, you can contact the local breeding counsil or the Norwegian breeding counsil in stead, they can help you find the contact information.

Lundehund clubs abroad

The table below shows the 13 countries with the most lundehunds in 2010, including the year of first time import to the country. We have given their name abbreviations and links (where known) for the clubs with national responsibility for the Norwegian lundehund in the country.

Country First dog import Approx. number of dogs (2010) Breed club
Norway - 582 -
Sweden 1969  150 SLS 
Finland 1973  160  SL
Denmark 1979  100 NLD
USA 1987  250 NLAA
France 1986  22 CFCNSJ
Luxembourg 1996  10  TCL
the Netherlands 1989  72 Scandia
Germany 1979  65 DCNH
Switzerland 1977  27  SKNH/CSCN
Austria 1990  10 (ÖCNHS)
Canada 1986  9  
Belgium 1988  6  
Czech Republic 2003  9  

Where the abbreviation is inside a paranthesis, there is no contact between the Norwegian Lundehund Club and the national club.

The lundehund is a dog that is easy to keep. Using the following check list makes sure you are well covered:

  • Regular claw cutting
  • Regular teeth brushing
  • Wipe tears and keep the coat dry by the eyes
  • Brush and groom it regularly in coat shedding periods
  • Keep the dog properly vaccinated

You'll find the longer version of this article here (in Norwegian).

Food

The lundehund needs low-fat food, below 15 % is recommended. Give the dog:

  • Low-fat, easy-digestible kibbles from the veterinary (normal kibbles are not recommended).
  • Canned fresh low-fat dog food, or raw mixed low-fat dog food (bought frozen)
  • Home made food from rice, potatoes, carrots, white fish, chicken, cottage cheese, hard boiled eggs etc

You'll find the longer version of this article here (in Norwegian).

Illnesses

The lundehund is a healthy dog, not having any of the illnesses that some other dog breeds commonly struggle with, like AD/HD, eye diceases etc.

However, the lundehund seems to be genetically disposed for two illnesses; Intestinal Lymphangiectasia (IL - belly/bowel dicease including nutrition problems) and Pseudpopelade (hairlessness). Of these two, IL is the most important one to treat correctly and as soon as possible.

We have published information in Norwegian about IL (in Norwegian) including how to diagnose, treat and try to prevent it, how to know when to see the vet, and how to feed your dog gentle food while sick. There are also some articles about IL in English, like this article by Susan Torgerson, an American lundehund breeder.

The most important thing is to take all kinds of stomach or digestion problems seriously (if it doesn't stop by itself in a short time) and start giving the dog a gentle food diet immediately. The food needs to be extremely low on fat, high on easily digestible proteins - well boiled and mashed white fish and rice is a good choice to start with.

If the dog has got IL (diagnosed by the veterinary by a blood sample), usually a treatment with cortison (prednisolon) is also necessary. IL is a complex disease to treat for an unexperienced veterinarian, and we strongly encourage you to contact your breeder, a breeder in your country or the Norwegian Lundehund Club for additional advice if you've got a dog that has belly or digestion trouble. You could also bring the article by Susan Torgerson mentioned above, to your veterinary for more background information.

The Norwegian Lundehund Club also has an IL-contact group that can help you with some advice as far as possible.

In serious cases, the dog can get swollen with fluids leaking from the bowels into the body or inner organs, which can give symptoms that look like poisoning or heart failure. If this is the case, it's usually a good idea to remind a veterinary unexperienced with lundehunds, that the dog could have IL instead.

There is so much we would like to tell you about the Norwegian lundehund!

First of all, the breed was recognized by the FCI as a Norwegian dog breed in 1965, and is a Spitz dog in FCI group 5, section 2, standard No. 265. The FCI holds a breed standard description in English, French, German and Spanish that we recommend reading for fact oriented information.

On our own web pages, most of the information about the lundehund is currently only in Norwegian. Currently our best option is to point you to our pages about the lundehund (in Norwegian), ask you to look at the pictures, and encourage you to copy and translate the text from your own language to Norwegian by using the Google Translate service.

The Norwegian Lundehund Club have made fliers in English, Finnish, German and French that you can also have a look at.

Finally, if you join one of the Facebook pages about the lundehund, you will find a lot of dedicated lundehund owners willing to tell you all you'd like to know about the lundehund, and share their pictures and stories with you. If you search for the text "Norsk lundehund" on Facebook, you'll find several groups. Choose one of the groups with the most members, or join and follow the Norwegian Lundehund Club's official Facebook page.

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