August 20th 2008 11:01 am
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I have had my dog Amber for nearly 9 years now and the vet has always said she is a "husky-collie" mix breed. This never seemed quite right, but I don't have any authority to disagree. Recently, I saw a poster with a picture of a dog that looked just like Amber! The breed description under it said "Norwegian Lundehund ". I have looked around on the internet for photos and descriptions. Amber seems a bit different, but perhaps she is a lundehund mixed with something else?
She fits much of the behavioural descriptions of being difficult to socialize, very smart and able to manipulate her way into and out of just about any spot, very loyal and protective, loves to be in small places and spends a lot of time in her dog house.
Her vet records indicate that she had her dewclaw removed, which I always thought was odd since she has what appears to be a dewclaw still on all paws. Perhaps she did have something removed, but because lundehunds have 6 toes she still has an extra?
When she lies down her arms and legs definitely spread out farther than any other dog I have seen.
Amber has the colouration for a lundehund. Her ears do not point up though. She is very active, even at 10 years old. We run for an hour each day and at least 2 walks in addition. She can find a way out of any confinement, even open up the apartment door and go exploring herself! She is very good at climbing and loves to take off in the woods. She is also very good at hunting birds and small animals.
I would really appreciate if anybody can help me out - I would love to know what breed Amber truly is! I always get comments that she is so unique and beautiful, it would be nice to be able to attach an identity to her.
March 22nd 2008 4:18 am
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Amber and I recently moved to Konstanz Germany from BC Canada. We've been busy exploring the new area, walking along the Rhine and Lake Constance, exploring the forest trails, and visiting the city. Unfortunately, it has been very difficult to find a good reliable dog sitter here in Konstanz. Back home it was easy, with friends or neighbours always willing to care for Amber when I had to go away. But here, it seems very difficult to find anybody, especially over holidays. Perhaps this is because I don't speak much beyond the basics of German. If anybody has any suggestions or knows of any good dog sitting services, we would greatly appreciate the tip!
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