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Standard FCI N°265 / 12. 03. 1999  / GB



                          (Norsk Lundehund)


ORIGIN : Norway.




UTILIZATION : By his anatomical peculiarities this dog is predestinated to puffin-hunting on the steep rocks around the fjords and along the shore.

CLASSIFICATION FCI :      Group 5          Spitz and primitive types.

                                               Section 2          Nordic Hunting Dogs.

                                               Without working trial.

GENERAL APPEARANCE  :  Spitz  type dog,  small,  rectangular,  supple, rather lightly made; morphological characteristics different according to sex.

BEHAVIOUR /CHARACTER : Alert, energetic, lively.

HEAD : Clean-cut, medium  width, wedge shaped.  


Skull : Slightly rounded with prominent  superciliary  arches.  

Stop : Pronounced, but  without excess. 


Muzzle : Wedge shaped of medium length.   Nasal bridge slightly convex.   

Jaws / Teeth : Scissor  bite  preferred,  but  a pincer  bite or a moderate prognathism of the lower  jaw is permitted.  The absence  of premolars on both sides, in each jaw, is accepted.

Eye : Slightly sloping and  not protruding; the iris is yellowish brown; the pupil is encircled by a dark halo.

Ears :  Triangular ears  of medium  size, broad  at the base,  carried

erect and very mobile.   The cartilage of the ear lobe has the faculty

of being able to retract itself so that the ear folds itself and flops

in a specific manner, either backwards or in right angle upwards, so as

to close the auditory passage.

NECK :  Clean-cut, of  medium length,  quite strong with a  relatively

well furnished collar.

BODY : Rectangular.

Topline : Straight.

Back : Strong.

Croup : Slightly sloping.

Chest : Long, of medium width, relatively well let down and spacious,

not barrel shaped. 

Belly : Slightly drawn up.

TAIL :  Set high, medium length, well covered with hair but without flag.  Carried either in a ring or slightly rolled over onto the back, or hanging.  The tip must not be too much over nor falling to one side.



General appearance : Moderately angulated.

Forearm : Straight. 

Fore feet : Oval shaped, turning  slightly outwards, with at  least six toes -  of  which five must rest on the ground.  Eight pads on each foot.  The two inner toes, formed respectively by 3 and 2 phalanges and endowed with a ligamentary and muscular system, make the foot look solid.


General appearance : The position of the hindquarters is somewhat close.

Upper thigh : Strong and muscular.

Stifles : Moderately angulated.

Lower thigh : Strong and muscular.

Hindfeet : Oval shaped, turned slightly  outwards, with at least  six toes - four of which must rest on the ground.  Seven pads on each foot, the one in the middle, the most  important one by its size, being attached to the inner pads  corresponding to  the two  inner toes.   When  the dog  is standing up on a  flat surface, the weight  of the body must be evenly distributed on the pads. 

GAIT/MOVEMENT : Light and  elastic.  An external  rotary action of the forelegs and somewhat close action behind is  characteristic of  the breed.


HAIR : Dense and  rough, soft undercoat.  Short on the head and the front of the legs, more abundant at the  level of the neck, rear of the buttocks (thighs) and on the tail, but without flag.

COLOUR : Always combined  with white : from red  to fawn, coat more  or less sprinkled  with  hairs  with black  tips; black; grey;  white with  dark patches.  The adult usually has more marked black tips in the coat than the younger dog.


Height at withers :    Male :       35 - 38 cm.

                               Female :     32 - 35 cm.                 

Weight :                   Male :        about 7 kg.

                               Female :     about 6 kg.

FAULTS : Any departure  from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and  the seriousness with which  the fault should be  regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree.


·       Aggressiveness.

Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.

N.B. : Male animals  should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.