In Medieval times, it was known as a dyrehund, meaning "animal-dog" in Norwegian, and was highly prized as a hunting dog but rarely seen or bred outside of Norway until its appearance in England in the 19th century.
Care and Health
They sometimes carry a genetic predisposition to suffer from progressive retinal atrophy, or, like many medium and large breeds, hip dysplasia, renal problems, and cysts, particularly in later life; they are also prone to thyroid problems. Norwegians shed moderately for most of the year, so brushing them once or twice a week will be fine. But twice (and sometimes three times) a year they "blow" their coats and shed heavily, so daily brushing during these 2- to 3-week periods is a must.
President Herbert Hoover's "Weejie"
hunter, guardian, herder, family dog
Loyal, bold, playful, independent, alert, extremely intelligent, and, at times, a bit boisterous.
Size large, medium Fur,