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Norwegian Lundehund a very unique dog breed

Saturday, April 2, 2011
posted by Jim Murphy

norwegian-lundehundSome of the unusual traits in this dog breed would be considered faults in other breeds. The Norwegian Lundehund has six toes on each foot. This allows them to climb up vertical cliffs in their native Norway. Their neck joints enable them to bend their head backward 180 degrees over their shoulders so that their forehead touches their back.

The Norwegian Lundehund could also close it’s ear canals at will. This protects them against dirt and moisture. Their fore-shoulder joints are extremely flexible and enable their front legs to be stretched straight out to both sides. ┬áThis makes swimming and maneuvering easier in the crevices of the Norwegian side cliffs. This is where their bird prey exist.

This breed is the most ancient of Nordic dog breeds. It isn’t every day that you see them on a dog leash in your hometown.