A: Average cost range of a Norwegian Buhund in the USA is $1000.00 to $3500.00. With this in mind, you may find an older puppy / dog for less. And you may find a show quality breeding dog for more. Some breeders will do a co-ownership for a minimal amount of money; however, you will be expected to show the Buhund until the Buhund has reached a certain level of achievement and you will not fully own the Buhund. You may also find an older retired show Buhund or a rescue Buhund for a minimal amount of money (normally expenses) if you can prove you are the right home for the dog. Do not expect AKC papers to be transferred in this case.
Q: What colors do Norwegian Buhunds come in?
A: There are three colors. Wheaten, Black and Wolf Sable. Out of the three colors, currently only Wheaten and the Black color are allowed in the USA and in Norway. The Wolf Sable is allowed in the UK. Now out of these colors, there are large variations of Wheaten. Wheaten can be very blonde to reddish and they can have black tipped hair. The Wheaten can also have a very deep black mask on the face. Very little white is allowed in the Wheaten. The Black is allowed white markings but the less the better.
Q: Does a Buhund live indoors or outdoors?
A: They can do both. Our dogs live part of the day outdoors and part of the day indoors. We train them for the crate so that they can be comfortable in a crate up to 8 hours and we train them to use a doggy door. We have a acre play yard with several 10 x 10 covered kennels for them to stay in when outside.
Q: Does the Norwegian Buhund shed?
A: Yes, they shed and they blow coat twice a year. With that said, we will clean up after them when inside the house daily. But mind you we have more than one. We have up to 10 at one time in the part of the house they are allowed in. With one dog, you most likely can clean twice a week and not notice a dog was in the house during the normal times. When a Buhund is blowing coat, it is like snow. You will be brushing and pulling old coat off like cotton balls. Daily grooming and cleaning will be required.
Q. What can we expect when shipping our puppy?
A. Good Question. And this will be a long answer... Airlines have strict regulations and requirements now a days. It depends on where the puppy is going as to what needs to be followed. In all cases, the puppy must have a proper crate for flying. It is easiest that we purchase the crate for you to be sure we have the proper size and quality of crate.
We will then talk with the airlines to find the fastest most comfortable flight for your puppy. We try hard to make it a non stop or minimal stop and the lease amount of time from start to finish for your puppy. We fly the puppies out of the Medford or Portland Oregon airports. They will fly to your closest CARGO airport.
CARGO is not baggage claim. Some airlines will allow a pet to be delivered after hours though baggage claim but many will not. CARGO means that you will need to find the CARGO offices for that particular airline. It sometimes means not even the same complex.
Your puppy is required to have two bowls attached to the crate and bones and toys are not allowed in the crate anymore. We normally will place ice cubes in the bowls for water during the trip.
Your puppy is required to be fed prior to the flight and will not be fed until you pick your puppy up. We will attach a bag of food to the crate.
Your puppy comes with the collar and tags (on the puppy) and a leash (attached to the crate).
You must have photo ID to pick up the puppy. This means we will need to have all your correct information to give to the airlines prior to shipping the puppy up.
Your puppy will be tired, a little frightened and most likely will need to potty after such a flight. (see next question for details)
Q: What do I do once the puppy arrives at the airport?
A: A puppy will do one of two things. He will bounce out of the crate or will be shy and stay in the crate once the door is open. Take the leash and reach in and clip the leash to the collar and then open the crate door all the way and wait for your puppy to come out. Do not force him out. The puppy will come out eventually if he is one that will be shy. Let the puppy walk around on leash and go potty.
This is a good time to change bedding in the crate (if need be). See other questions as to what to bring to the airport.
Allow the puppy to stretch his legs and go potty before placing back in the crate for the ride home.
If the ride home is less than one hour, you can skip this step and go home and then walk the puppy around your own yard. But the puppy has been traveling for hours and it is best to get them out for a potty break once you receive him.
Q: What do I bring to the airport when I pick up my puppy?
A: Here is the list we recommend.
1. A camera - first photos are the best when making your puppy scrapbook.
2. A friend or help - this way you can get a phot of you and your new puppy.
3. A garbage bag - for the possible dirty bedding
4. Clean bedding - papertowels, towels, blanket - your choice
5. Doggy Bags to pick up the doggy business when walking around
6. Bottled water - we have spring water on our farm. Your new puppy would not be exposed to regular tap water. (unless you request us to)
7. Toys - not required but if you want to spoil your puppy. (wink, wink)
8. Cell Phone so you can call us as soon as your puppy arrives to let us know he is ok.
9. Photo ID is required to collect the puppy.
10. Big enough automobile for the crate. We will provide you with the size of the crate prior to shipping the puppy.
Q: What if we do not want the puppy? He is not the right fit for us?
A: We have in our contract that we take back any puppy at any age. We actually require you to contact us immediately with any situation about your puppy. We have the right to place the puppy with another home or have it sent back to us directly. We prefer that the puppy is brought back here to our farm so we can evaluate the reasons why your puppy was not the right match.
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