Originally from Norway, this breed is very rare and very old. It measures between 30cm and 40cm and weighs between 6 and 7 kilos. Compact, it has a strong back, a broad chest and muscular thighs. Its hair is short, harsh and dense all over the body and is longer on the neck and on the back of its limbs. Its ears can fold to close its ear canals: thus, water can get in! This is a very flexible and resilient animal. This is an intelligent and responsive companion, attached and loyal to its owners. Great sportsman, it will love long walks.