The Norwegian Lundehund (Norsk lundehund) is a small dog breed of the Spitz type that originates from Norway. Its name is a compound noun composed of the elements lunde, meaning puffin (Norwegian lunde, "puffin", or lundefugl, "puffin-bird"), and hund, meaning dog. The breed was originally developed for the hunting of puffins and their eggs on inaccessible nesting places on cliffs and in caves.
Also known as
This breed is also called Lundehund, Norsk Lundehund, Norwegian Lundehund, Norwegian Puffin Dog, Puffin Dog as well as Vogelhund.
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