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Carolina Dog vs Norwegian Buhund – Which is the better breed?

"What should I choose?" Carolina Dog or Norwegian Buhund? Is Carolina Dog better than Norwegian Buhund?
Carolina DogNorwegian Buhund
Name Carolina Dog Norwegian Buhund
Origins United States Norway
GroupGun DogPastoral Dogs
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Other Names American Dingo, Dixie Dingo, North American Native Dog, Indian Dog, Yaller, Yeller Dog, Yellow Dog Norsk Buhund, Norwegian Sheepdog
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
Price $800-$1000
If you choose to purchase the Carolina Dog, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Carolina Dog gets to a happy place.
$800-$1000
If you choose to purchase the Norwegian Buhund, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Norwegian Buhund gets to a happy place.
Size Medium Medium
Weight 30-44 pounds (15-20 kg) Male: 31-40 pounds (14-18 kg), Female: 26½-35½ pounds (12-16 kg)
Avg. Weight 37 pounds (17.5 kg) Male: 35.5 pounds (16 kg), Female: 26½-35½ pounds (14 kg)
Height 17-24 inches (45-61 cm) Male: 17-18½ inches (43-47 cm), Female: 16-17½ inches (41-45 cm)
Avg. Height 20.5 inches (53 cm) Male: 17-18½ inches (45 cm), Female: 16-17½ inches (43 cm)
Coat Thick Dense Dense
Colors Beige Red Ginger Tan Orange Sable Yellow Wheaten Black
Grooming
Easy to groom: The Carolina Dog doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Carolina Dog is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Effortless: The Norwegian Buhund requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Norwegian Buhund is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
Carolina Dogs shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Norwegian Buhunds shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Temperament Adaptable Loyal Reserved Gentle Primitive Agile Energetic Fun Loving Courageous Friendly
Intelligent Rank
Average: Carolina Dog's has average obedience intelligence. Patience is needed for teaching this breed to any tricks and commands though, but it's worth the effort. They understand and memorize new commands in 25-40 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 50% of the time or better.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one. Keep in mind that if you want to teach them any tricks, they understand and memorize new commands in 40-80 repetitions. Norwegian Buhund obey for the first command 30% of the time or better. So if you want to have a smart dog, you might have to reconsider your choice with this breed.
Trainability
Carolina Dogs are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Norwegian Buhunds are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
Carolina Dogs are not the most playful dog breed. Sometimes they do like playing, but that's not their favorite activity.
The Norwegian Buhund is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more emotional than other dog breeds. They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Carolina Dogs don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits really well.
Norwegian Buhunds have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for a moderate punishment.
Affection Level
Carolina Dogs are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely to their owners.
Norwegian Buhunds are loving and affectionate dogs. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
Carolina Dogs are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Norwegian Buhunds need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Barking
Low to Average: The Carolina Dog rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
High: The Norwegian Buhund is a very vocal breed. Definitely not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often enjoy barking and howling loudly. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Carolina Dogs are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but observation isn't considered as their main job.
Norwegian Buhunds are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Norwegian Buhunds will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Carolina Dogs strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Norwegian Buhunds are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective to their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential Low
The Carolina Dog has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Low
The Norwegian Buhund has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
Carolina Dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Carolina Dogs need to be taught for a good attitude.
Norwegian Buhunds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Norwegian Buhunds need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Carolina Dogs have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Wanderlust potential of the Norwegian Buhund is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Carolina Dog have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen. Training can help to achieve good behavior.
Norwegian Buhunds have low to average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Carolina Dogs are not apartment-friendly dogs. If you don't have a garden, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Norwegian Buhunds are not recommended for an apartment lifestyle. They need to be outside in the garden, or you must walk them for a few hours every day.
Adaptability
Carolina Dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Norwegian Buhunds adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Stranger Friendly
Carolina Dogs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Norwegian Buhunds are average friendly dogs towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Carolina Dogs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Norwegian Buhunds are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
Carolina Dogs are average friendly dogs towards cats.
Norwegian Buhunds are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Carolina Dogs are average friendly dogs towards other dogs.
Norwegian Buhunds are average friendly dogs towards other dogs.
Health Issues
Carolina Dogs tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Norwegian Buhunds tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 13-15 years
Hypoallergenic No
Carolina Dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
No
Norwegian Buhunds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
Carolina Dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Norwegian Buhunds have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Exercise Need
Carolina Dogs need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Norwegian Buhunds need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
Carolina Dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Norwegian Buhunds are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average. The Carolina Dog has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Carolina Dog's weight regularly.
Average. The Norwegian Buhund has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Norwegian Buhund's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers cold weather
The Norwegian Buhund can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Carolina Dog has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Medium
The Norwegian Buhund has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
The Carolina Dog is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.
The Norwegian Buhund is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Norwegian Buhund could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Norwegian Buhund. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.
Gestation Length 60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Carolina Dog: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Norwegian Buhund: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Carolina Dog, Norwegian Buhund have a litter? Twice a year (maximum) Twice a year (maximum)
Litter Size 3-6 puppies 4-8 puppies