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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