Hi, my name is Lobo, and I am a barky buhund.
  • I was born on November 14, 2012 at Hundehaven. That's me in the purple collar. I was the first one born, and the biggest.

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    9.5 weeks later, I met my mom. She liked that I was big and a little more aloof than the other boy. I was put in a diaper and sent on the 4 hour drive home, after grandma Catherine shed some tears letting me go:

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    The ride home was okay. My diaper fell off and right before I got to my new home, I diarrhea pooped on the floor of the car. Oops.

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    I promptly started trying to destroy everything in my new home and depriving my new family of sleep, but it was all okay because I looked so friggin cute and my breath smelled like coffee.

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    I got lots of love. This is me getting snuggled by my new grandma.

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    Mom took me on my first hike, and I loved it.

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    I annoyed the hell out of my new siblings.

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    I visited some Oregon waterfalls.

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    Mostly I lay under the desk while my mom works. Sometimes she takes a break to snuggle with me.

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    When she got the stomach flu, I made sure to smother her with buhund love.

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    I like to run in fields lookin' all cute.

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    Sometimes I pretend I'm posing for a really nice sunset shot, when I'm really just eating poop.

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    All your rocks are belong to me.

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    And that's pretty much my life so far. Oh, and if you need happy puppy greetings, let me know. I do this thing where I sit and fold my ears back and act really happy to see you. Then when I'm done saying hi, I move on because I'm a spitz and humans are only somewhat interesting to me. Except my owner. She's not allowed to be in a room without me. Even if she needs to pee or poop.
  • Hinata23Hinata23
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    AH! Cute overload!
  • jellyfishjellyfish
    Posts: 1081
    ADORABLE! :)
  • cute cute cute!

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  • Kuma123Kuma123
    Posts: 825
    So cute!
    My goal is to be as good a person as my dogs think I am!
  • ttddinhttddinh
    Posts: 1990
    OMG LOBO is the cutest thing!!!!
  • LosechLosech
    Posts: 2082
    Aww, what a cute little guy! I need to plan a hiking trip up there so I can drive up and meet you two. But, my Jeep isn't working right now so... Yeah, no fun hiking trips just yet.
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  • Thanks all :)

    @Losech That'd be awesome! When Lobo is a little older, there are sooooo many amazing hikes we can do up here. I'd like to take a trip down your way as well. Especially in fall. I like leaves changing color and stuff.
  • ceziegcezieg
    Posts: 1050
    Lobo is awesome! He's got the best little face + stocky body + curled tail combination lol. I'm so jealous of your hiking landscapes :)
    Ren, Kai Ken (f, intact) 02-01-2012
    Kirin, Alaskan Noble Companion Dog (f, intact) 05-04-2015
  • What a lucky little pup :D
    I aspire to be the person my dog thinks I am.
  • CrispyCrispy
    Posts: 1822
    Lobo is super cute (I know you know), but I wanted to pop in and yelp out my two cents!
    Akiyama no Roushya || 秋山の狼室 || www.kishu-ken.org
  • LoboSpamLoboSpam
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    Some more recent pics:

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  • Nomnomnomcarrot. How big is little Lobo now?
    I aspire to be the person my dog thinks I am.
  • LoboSpamLoboSpam
    Posts: 95
    He's 20 lbs of ball-busting cuteness :)
  • thegelathegela
    Posts: 350
    AHHH LOBOOOO LOOOVEE~~~ <3 <3 <3 <br />
    How big will he eventually get? :)
    Hana - 2yr (10-22-11)/ F / Kai Ken / shy, sweet, cuddly, silly, loves the woods
    Yezo - 6mo (07-11-13) / M / Hokkaido / foodie, monster, lovebug, loves winter
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    hana yezo's tumblr - http://hanayezo.tumblr.com
    my tumblr - http://angelaan.tumblr.com
  • SayaSaya
    Posts: 3012
    Love the first picture on recent pics so cute reminds me of Saya when she is on hill.

    Last two pictures are adorable! Bark! Let me in!

    Saya loves tossing little carrots around. She won't eat it unless cooked though. hehe
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    Nicole, 7year old Bella(Boxer), and 7year old Saya(Shiba inu)
  • LoboSpamLoboSpam
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    AHHH LOBOOOO LOOOVEE~~~ <3 <3 <3 <br />
    How big will he eventually get? :)


    @thegela 35-40 lbs. I'm guessing 40 because he was the giant of his litter :)

    Love the first picture on recent pics so cute reminds me of Saya when she is on hill.



    @Saya Yeah, from some angles he looks soooo shiba-esque!
  • When I'm walking my shiba in crowded areas in Norway, I swear it happens every day that an old man or woman will come up to me and tell me "it's so nice to see you have a buhund, I remember when I was young and we had one at the farm..." and by that time I don't feel like I can tell them that he's actually a shiba.

    Love the barking picture in the middle there. Arf arf!
    I aspire to be the person my dog thinks I am.
  • ttddinhttddinh
    Posts: 1990
    love his look!
  • LoboSpamLoboSpam
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    When I'm walking my shiba in crowded areas in Norway, I swear it happens every day that an old man or woman will come up to me and tell me "it's so nice to see you have a buhund, I remember when I was young and we had one at the farm..." and by that time I don't feel like I can tell them that he's actually a shiba.

    Love the barking picture in the middle there. Arf arf!


    @paranoidparrot Wow! That's so the opposite of my experience, lol

    And yeah, Lobo was not happy that I was sitting there taking pictures instead of letting him in :P
  • SangmortSangmort
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    He's adorable! :D ~
  • LoboSpamLoboSpam
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    LoboSpam update!

    I eat raw chicken now. OMNOMNOMNOM

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    I didn't realize how deep this water was...

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    So I accidentally went swimming.

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    I did not appreciate my human's amusement.

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    Fortunately, my spitz coat dried off pretty quick.

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    Sometimes I sleep like a book.

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    I like to run along river banks, and I have awesome recall.

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    I like snow!

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    And snakes!

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    And "cigars"

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    And lap naps!

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    But not this.

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  • WrylyBrindleWrylyBrindle
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    :) "Sometimes I sleep like a book" :)
  • SayaSaya
    Posts: 3012
    I love all the pictures so hard to choose favorite. :)
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    Nicole, 7year old Bella(Boxer), and 7year old Saya(Shiba inu)
  • ttddinhttddinh
    Posts: 1990
    I love how he fell in the water!! He is such a cutie!!
  • LoboSpamLoboSpam
    Posts: 95
    Lobospam update!

    I discovered this thing they call fetch, and I am obsessed.

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    My human decided she wants to hunt mushrooms, so she took me mushroom hunting with her. Mostly I waited and sniffed stuff while she looked at the ground and squinted, and I kept falling off of logs.

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    My human hurried to use that little machine while I was standing in this spot. I have no idea why. A spot is a spot is a spot.

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    Sometimes my tongue sticks out while I sleep.

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    And sometimes I fall asleep with stuff in my mouth (I'm teething, and my breath smells like rotten fish garbage now).

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    I've grown so much! Here's me at 9.5 weeks with grandma (11.5 lbs), vs. 4.5 months (26 lbs) and grandma is complaining that picking me up is like lifting weights.

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    I still go hiking!

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    I still harass Batman (and he still kicks my ass)!

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    And I still sleep on laps!

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    And occasionally I spoon with legs.

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    And I still care more about poop than I care about waterfalls!

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  • SayaSaya
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    I love the "I still go hiking!"

    Picture lovely looking place to hike. :)
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    Nicole, 7year old Bella(Boxer), and 7year old Saya(Shiba inu)
  • WrylyBrindleWrylyBrindle
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    I bet most dogs care about poop more than waterfalls, Lobo! you aren't alone in that! :)
    Growing up nice, you are!
  • thegelathegela
    Posts: 350
    aww love all the photos!! i still go hiking and still sleep on laps are so cute!
    Hana - 2yr (10-22-11)/ F / Kai Ken / shy, sweet, cuddly, silly, loves the woods
    Yezo - 6mo (07-11-13) / M / Hokkaido / foodie, monster, lovebug, loves winter
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    hana yezo's tumblr - http://hanayezo.tumblr.com
    my tumblr - http://angelaan.tumblr.com
  • jellyfishjellyfish
    Posts: 1081
    i love that last photo! Beautiful scenery
  • ceziegcezieg
    Posts: 1050
    Dawww Lobo! He's grown so much, yet still has his cute puppy face. He must love going hiking with you with all that scenery :D
    Ren, Kai Ken (f, intact) 02-01-2012
    Kirin, Alaskan Noble Companion Dog (f, intact) 05-04-2015
  • BradA1878BradA1878
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    I heart Lobo
  • Love him!
    Lisa, Toby (Shiba), Oskar and Zora (American Akita), and Leo (Kai Ken)
  • ttddinhttddinh
    Posts: 1990
    he is sooo cute!!! Thanks for the update!
  • TrzcinaTrzcina
    Posts: 331
    So cute! And photogenic!
  • rafatturirafatturi
    Posts: 285
    @LoboSpam You have the best pictures and quotes, haha. Lobo is funny and handsome. Looks like he is very happy and has such a lovely home!
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  • WhoBitMeWhoBitMe
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    @LoboSpam I saw someone walking what looked like a Buhund today (too far away to know for sure). I saw it and my first thought was "Awww! A Lobo-dog!"
    1 Human + 1 Hokkaido
    RIP Amy (Border Collie)

    “Anyone can love a thing because. That's as easy as putting a penny in your pocket.
    But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”
    --Patrick Rothfuss, A Wise Man's Fear

    "Life before death. Strength before weakness. Journey before destination."
    --Brandon Sanderson, the First Ideal from The Stormlight Archive.
  • LoboSpamLoboSpam
    Posts: 95
    @LoboSpam You have the best pictures and quotes, haha. Lobo is funny and handsome. Looks like he is very happy and has such a lovely home!


    @rafatturi He is indeed quite the happy pup! Thank you!


    @LoboSpam I saw someone walking what looked like a Buhund today (too far away to know for sure). I saw it and my first thought was "Awww! A Lobo-dog!"


    @WhoBitMe LOL! Now that is awesome! I'm happy Lobo is becoming somewhat of a buhund mascot perhaps among the NK community :D

  • LoboSpamLoboSpam
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    Update!

    I chewed grandma's glasses. Both pairs.

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    I also chewed grandma.

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    I killed a chicken and ate its squeaky heart.

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    It's getting sunny here in Oregon. Meh. I get hot.

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    Much happier in the woods.

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    I went hiking with two other dogs for the first time and they were complete assholes.

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    Whatever, still smiling. Even if mom isn't.

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    She makes me sit and wait next to epic backdrops while she takes a picture while I wait for her to throw the stick.

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    That's better.

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    Guys, look at my brand spankin' new teeth. My mouth doesn't smell like rotten fish anymore.

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    I got the hang of the whole swimming thing. Gotta do SOMETHING with these webbed feet.

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    Most of the time though, I do this. Because I'm a guard dog and IFYOUCOMEANYWHERENEARMYDOORANDTALKIWILLBARKBARKBARKBARKBARK

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    Post edited by LoboSpam at 2013-05-03 02:35:10
  • Hehe, awesome. He's too cute :D
    I aspire to be the person my dog thinks I am.
  • LoboSpamLoboSpam
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    Greetings, humans. It's been a rough month. I found a bottle of little things filled with powder and of course, I chewed the bottle open and ate a bunch of them, much to my mom's horror. Then to my horror I was taken to a place where there were all these people around me and one of them put stuff in my eye and I puked a lot, like a lot a lot, then they made me eat a bunch of this black tar-like stuff, and every day they poked me and took out some red stuff, and mom had to give me this horrible orange-tasting powder and she slept next to me and she cried a lot. Then one day all the terrible stuff stopped and mom seemed happy and I felt fine. But now after those people tortured me I hate strangers and I bark at them at every opportunity and mom is teaching me to not be scared of people.

    ANYWAY.

    I went on my first backpacking trip!

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    This is where we stayed. I listened to make sure bears and mountain lions and cougars didn't try to eat my mom, she's mine to chew and mine alone.

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    I played fetch in the water!

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    I went hiking!

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    I played fetch in the water!

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    Check out my doorway yoga.

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    Check out this big ole waterfall.

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    Check out this GIANT RIVER

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    Check out this GIANT RIB...omnomnomnomnom

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    Post edited by LoboSpam at 2013-06-14 14:02:37
  • WrylyBrindleWrylyBrindle
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    oh dear Lobo! Adventure dog after my own heart... You sure have some awesome places to hike! Thanks for telling us about your month- and stay off the pills!
  • SayaSaya
    Posts: 3012
    Love the pictures. Lobo sounds so adventurous and also naughty..

    How does Lobo does off leash pretty good?

    Saya would love to hike where you go she loves places that have creeks.

    This video reminds me of Lobo. :) Barky buhund is right. haha
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    Nicole, 7year old Bella(Boxer), and 7year old Saya(Shiba inu)
    Post edited by Saya at 2013-06-14 16:11:46
  • LoboSpamLoboSpam
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    He is awesome off leash! That is, when there aren't those "evil strangers" around. He has great recall, always stays within sight, good agility in the woods (though when he was at the edge of the cliff in one of the pictures, I'll admit I was pretty nervous).

    Fortunately Lobo's bark isn't high-pitched like that :) He has the bark of a MUCH bigger dog - deep and booming. He has a spectrum of barks actually, but when he does make a high-pitched bark, it's only one, just to ask me to come downstairs, or ask the cat to play - not repetitive like in the video (thankfully). One of the issues with controlling his barkiness now is that people get intimidated when he barks at them, so this reinforces his belief that barking is a very effective way to keep evil strangers away.
  • WhoBitMeWhoBitMe
    Posts: 1924
    I'm glad to hear that Lobo is doing OK. And as always, great pictures of Lobo. He always looks good!
    1 Human + 1 Hokkaido
    RIP Amy (Border Collie)

    “Anyone can love a thing because. That's as easy as putting a penny in your pocket.
    But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”
    --Patrick Rothfuss, A Wise Man's Fear

    "Life before death. Strength before weakness. Journey before destination."
    --Brandon Sanderson, the First Ideal from The Stormlight Archive.
  • LoboSpamLoboSpam
    Posts: 95
    Shameless request for votes, so Lobo and I can win outdoors stuff and go on more adventures! Vote for Lobo here

    This is the photo I entered:

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    You should enter your dogs too, if you haven't already!

    Post edited by LoboSpam at 2013-07-03 13:10:42
  • mdokicmdokic
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    OMG! I love all this Lobo spam! He's beautiful and SO cute!! i just want to hug him ^_^
    Michelle, with Kai girls Kona and Kimber
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  • LoboSpamLoboSpam
    Posts: 95
    I think I finished growing! I'm now 43 lbs. Pretty heavy for a buhund. It's all muscle, brah.

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    I met a Jindo girl named Hana. She was pretty. She walked ahead of us with her family but kept looking back at me. I think she was totally into me.

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    But my favorite lady, by far, is still mom.

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    I go to her for protection when the vacuum cleaner is on.

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    I play with her in the river!

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    I keep her company on hikes!

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    I love Grandma too. I'm officially her emotional support animal. She was depressed and antidepressants didn't work because something is wrong with her tummy but apparently my kisses work wonders. Doctor says so!

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    I've been spending lots of time with Daddy too.

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    And spending lots of time with Batman. Most of the time I'm eating his head or humping him. But sometimes we cuddle.

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  • CrispyCrispy
    Posts: 1822
    D'aaaaw, Lobo. :)
    Akiyama no Roushya || 秋山の狼室 || www.kishu-ken.org
  • WhoBitMeWhoBitMe
    Posts: 1924
    Yay! More Lobo spam. :) Lobo hiking photos always look so fun. Do you hike the same spot often or do you go to different places?
    1 Human + 1 Hokkaido
    RIP Amy (Border Collie)

    “Anyone can love a thing because. That's as easy as putting a penny in your pocket.
    But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”
    --Patrick Rothfuss, A Wise Man's Fear

    "Life before death. Strength before weakness. Journey before destination."
    --Brandon Sanderson, the First Ideal from The Stormlight Archive.
  • LoboSpamLoboSpam
    Posts: 95
    @WhoBitMe We go on different trails. There are so many to choose from around Portland :)
  • WhoBitMeWhoBitMe
    Posts: 1924
    @LoboSpam Yeah, there are a bunch. Do you have any good recommendations for favorite places to go? I want to take Meitou to more hiking spots.
    1 Human + 1 Hokkaido
    RIP Amy (Border Collie)

    “Anyone can love a thing because. That's as easy as putting a penny in your pocket.
    But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”
    --Patrick Rothfuss, A Wise Man's Fear

    "Life before death. Strength before weakness. Journey before destination."
    --Brandon Sanderson, the First Ideal from The Stormlight Archive.
  • LoboSpamLoboSpam
    Posts: 95
    @WhoBitMe Oh! Are you in this area too? Tell me more about what you're looking for. How far are you willing to drive? How long of a hike? How steep is too steep? Do you have a strong preference for avoiding crowds (like I do)? Do you want epic waterfalls or epic vistas more?
  • WhoBitMeWhoBitMe
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    @LoboSpam I'm in the general area. Vancouver, actually. I don't mind there being some people, though I do prefer less. For the length of the hike I don't mind what the actual length is because I will just head back early if I need to. It also depends on who I drag out with me, lol. If my elderly dog comes it needs to be less miles that don't get too steep/no major climbing. Meitou is a mountain goat so some steepness isn't as much as an issue, though I prefer nothing too extreme. ;) And I like both waterfalls and vistas, so either is good, though in the warmer weather I do like to have water access for the dogs. And for driving... I would prefer two hours or less, but I don't mind up to three hours if the hike is super awesome.
    1 Human + 1 Hokkaido
    RIP Amy (Border Collie)

    “Anyone can love a thing because. That's as easy as putting a penny in your pocket.
    But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”
    --Patrick Rothfuss, A Wise Man's Fear

    "Life before death. Strength before weakness. Journey before destination."
    --Brandon Sanderson, the First Ideal from The Stormlight Archive.
  • ttddinhttddinh
    Posts: 1990
    I love the pic with u and lobo. His smile is priceless! <3
  • SayaSaya
    Posts: 3012
    Such great pictures. I love the puppy to full grown! :)
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    Nicole, 7year old Bella(Boxer), and 7year old Saya(Shiba inu)
  • souggysouggy
    Posts: 247
    Do they still have hunting lines of Buhunds left? Apparently they used to hunt moose with them, but now most people use Norwegian Grey Elkhounds.
    Blog: Prick-Eared - now featuring primitive dogs
  • LoboSpamLoboSpam
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    @ttddinh I love his sleepy smirk in that picture! That was taken during morning greeting cuddles (he sleeps downstairs by himself).

    @Saya Thanks!

    @souggy There aren't any distinct lines except show lines in the US, probably the same in UK, not sure about Norway. My understanding is that they are quite rare there too. I've seen mentions of buhunds hunting but those mentions are so vague, that I wonder if they are even true. Where did you read that?
  • souggysouggy
    Posts: 247
    :) On Facebook. One of the Laika hunters from Norway mentioned he used to have a Norwegian Buhund as his first hunting dog as a child.
    Blog: Prick-Eared - now featuring primitive dogs
    Post edited by souggy at 2013-08-21 21:16:45
  • LoboSpamLoboSpam
    Posts: 95
    @souggy No way! Is there any way you can put me in touch with him? I'm always so eager to get some insight as to how buhunds were actually used in Norway.

    Post edited by LoboSpam at 2013-08-21 22:53:09
  • LoboSpamLoboSpam
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    @souggy I asked in the buhund group on Facebook and there is one person in Sweden who described how she still uses buhunds for hunting:

    Yes, they hunt! We have had two hunting buhund and now we really hope that our new one will hunt deer and moose. And yes, they even hunt bear. I think it´s a bit sad that there ain´t no test for hunting buhunds. In Sweden the most used dog for moosehunt is Swedish Jämthund. Norwegian elkhound grey is ofcourse a big hunter too. The norwegian elkhound black is also used but it´s avery tiny breed. Maybe it will be more used now because of all the wolves in Sweden.


    Sorry for my bad english but I will try to answer. They hunt almost everything, we have two kind of deer that is the most interesting for us. The dog is following and barking and it comes back to us in 15 minutes normally. The deer runs away and hopefully there is a hunter in it´s way. When they hunt moose it´s a different thing because the moose stop when a dog is barking. We call it standing hunt. The moose is standing and the dog is running around it and barks all the time. We have problems with wildhogs and we don´t wont our dogs to hunt them because of the risk getting injured. But sometimes they hunt them to. We start training when they are small, dragging an elkbone in the forest. And we dont let them hunt free before 14 mounth age. They have to get ready in the head. The most important thing for our buhund is to catch an lead us to injured wild animals. We train on bloodmarks in the forest. We use a sponge with blood and mark stamps in a 600 meter track.


  • LoboSpamLoboSpam
    Posts: 95
    So Lobo and I met our first two (two!) Hokkaidos this weekend. The first was @Losech's pup, Katana, on his first day in the US. Sadly, I don't have pictures of that. I seem to have lost my camera battery and charger. On Saturday's hike, I decided to swallow my pride and bring the big ole iPad so I could take some pictures. I felt like such a dork, but it was awesome to document Lobo's playtime with @Whobitme's Meitou. At first Meitou gave Lobo a few nose bops that Lobo did not appreciate, but I guess they warmed up to each other because when we got to the summit, they started wrestling and seeing who could hump each other more (can you guess who won?).

    Anyway, I was really impressed with how good Meitou was on the trail. @whobitme kept him on a long lead, but he stayed close and kept checking in with her. You always hear about hunting dogs being notoriously bad off-lead but Conker and Willie (@Losech's shibas) and Meitou seem pretty awesome with their recall.

    Hokka-buhund spam:

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  • great pictures! I love when NKF people and dogs get together! :)
  • WhoBitMeWhoBitMe
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    The hike was a blast, even if I did think I was going to die right before hitting the ridge, lol. Meitou loved playing with Lobo and got a little too friendly (my interpretation, haha). He gave Lobo a ton of kisses and kept trying to lick inside Lobo's ears. And oh yes, the humping. I think he attempted to hump practically every part of Lobo. I don't remember the final tally, but I think Meitou might have come out ahead on that one, though Lobo did some major catching up in the last mile or two. I'm just glad Meitou and Lobo got along so well. Meitou is always wanting to play with other dogs, but usually his rudeness is not appreciated. ;)

    I was pretty impressed with how Meitou kept checking in with me, too. Maybe he thought I was going to die, too (joke). I made sure to praise him every time he checked back. He never got any treats because he usually refuses treats while out hiking, even when I bring some of his favorites. He'll actually spit them out if I slip one into his mouth. Meitou had a busy job checking in with me on the way down because he reeeallllly wanted to stay with Lobo, but also wanted to make sure I was still coming.

    Thankfully the weather never got too warm (Meitou is a mega heat wimp), and even though Meitou decided horse turds made great pillows, he didn't get much on him and most of it was gone by the end of the hike (he still got washed down before going home, and hosed off once I got home).

    I think one of the funniest moments was when Meitou stepped on a snake's head. He kept going like nothing had happened and the poor snake sat there wriggling until Meitou walked away. I wish I'd had my camera out at that point.

    And I still have no idea why Meitou wishes he could be an extreme off-roader and go down the steep inclines. There is no way I could make it down them.

    @LoboSpam After I got home I was showing everyone some of the pictures I took and telling them about Lobo and they all thought he was a super cool dog (lol, my mother asked why I got a Hokkaido instead of a buhund). And indeed he is. He even let my sister and I throw some sticks for him.

    @TheWalrus (just in case you'd like to see how Meitou is doing)
    1 Human + 1 Hokkaido
    RIP Amy (Border Collie)

    “Anyone can love a thing because. That's as easy as putting a penny in your pocket.
    But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”
    --Patrick Rothfuss, A Wise Man's Fear

    "Life before death. Strength before weakness. Journey before destination."
    --Brandon Sanderson, the First Ideal from The Stormlight Archive.
  • mdokicmdokic
    Posts: 1020
    Oh!! SO CUTE! I love it! ^_^
    Michelle, with Kai girls Kona and Kimber
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  • ttddinhttddinh
    Posts: 1990
    love it!!!
  • LoboSpamLoboSpam
    Posts: 95
    @WhoBitMe I'm pretty sure Meitou came out on top (hurr hurr). Tell your mom that buhunds are barky ;)
  • zandramezandrame
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    Love the pics! This one could totally be a Christmas card -

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  • WhoBitMeWhoBitMe
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    @LoboSpam So, today I took Meitou to that walking trail I mentioned while on our hike, and guess what? I met another buhund. I didn't talk to the owner long (she was vague, but implied her dog didn't usually get on with other dogs) and it seemed like maybe she was in a bit of a hurry to move on. She was impressed that I knew what a buhund was. Meitou wanted to play so badly. The poor guy.
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  • LoboSpamLoboSpam
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    @whobitme No way! Meitou was probably like, ohai, here let me nose bop and lick you, it'll be a good time, trust me. Haha! We'll have to have another hiking play date. They got along well and wore each other out.
  • WhoBitMeWhoBitMe
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    That's pretty much exactly what he was like. :) Yeah, we'll need to do another hike sometime.
    1 Human + 1 Hokkaido
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    But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”
    --Patrick Rothfuss, A Wise Man's Fear

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  • LoboSpamLoboSpam
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    Been a while! Oops. I have a lot of spam to catch up on :)

    One of the things about Lobo is his happy greetings. You can go upstairs and come back down and he'll act like he hasn't seen you in weeks. When my boyfriend comes home from work every day, he practically faints:

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    This is one of my favorite pictures of Lobo:

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    I work from home and this is why I can't sit on the couch with my laptop:

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    Lobo's GQ pose:

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    Offering to help clean up? Not really...

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    Viking hat...breed history...couldn't resist.

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    Thanksgiving Day walk:

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    We haven't been doing as much hiking, but when we do, it's pretty epic:

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    He was especially happy in this spot. I've never been to Norway but I wonder if these are the kinds of hills/mountains where they were bred and something in him was stirred.

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    This was the first time he'd been in snow since he was a little pup. Obviously he likes it:



    I love this shot :)

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    Getting in touch with his inner metalhead:

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    Our most recent hike, this past weekend:

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    I was so impressed with his performance in the snow. At some points we were breaking trail in 3-4 feet of fresh powder and he started sinking into it, so he practically SWAM through it. It was an 11 mile hike, 3000 ft elevation gain, no problem for him.


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  • WrylyBrindleWrylyBrindle
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    those are some great photos!!! Good boy, Lobo!
  • SayaSaya
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    Love these pics he's matured nicely.
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  • tmdtmd
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    Love seeing pics and hearing stories of Lobo! Thanks!
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  • Love your hiking pics <3 Nature + buhund is a pretty awesome combo. <div class="UserSignature">I aspire to be the person my dog thinks I am.
  • sunyatasunyata
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    Sounds like he is doing great! You should know that every time my oldest Shiba barks at new noises (we recently moved from a house in a rural-ish area to a condo in a large metropolitan area, so she does this a lot lately!), I tell her not to be a barky buhund. :)
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  • WhoBitMeWhoBitMe
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    Oh, yay! A Lobo update! I've been wondering how he's doing. He's so stinking cute. That epic hiking shot is is amazing. Looks like that was a pretty awesome hike. And the inner metalhead photo is super cute. His eyes are so big. ;)

    I was wondering, when you go hiking, how do you figure out if a trail is a less frequented one? Do you just go by information on websites like the Portland Hikers Field Guide? Or is it more through trial and error? I haven't been doing much hiking over the winter and Meitou's been having some dog reactivity issues recently so once I get back into it I want to try and avoid hikes with a lot of other dogs so it is easier to manage training.

    One hike I know I want to try...well, part of it.... I discovered a local trail that I though was only a few miles branches off into a 7 mile trail that leads to like a 24 mile loop. So there will be more for me to explore that isn't just the more popular part. :) But I don't want to try it when it's rainy, lol.
    1 Human + 1 Hokkaido
    RIP Amy (Border Collie)

    “Anyone can love a thing because. That's as easy as putting a penny in your pocket.
    But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”
    --Patrick Rothfuss, A Wise Man's Fear

    "Life before death. Strength before weakness. Journey before destination."
    --Brandon Sanderson, the First Ideal from The Stormlight Archive.
  • LoboSpamLoboSpam
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    You should know that every time my oldest Shiba barks at new noises (we recently moved from a house in a rural-ish area to a condo in a large metropolitan area, so she does this a lot lately!), I tell her not to be a barky buhund. :)


    @sunyata Ahahaha! Love it!
  • LoboSpamLoboSpam
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    I was wondering, when you go hiking, how do you figure out if a trail is a less frequented one? Do you just go by information on websites like the Portland Hikers Field Guide? Or is it more through trial and error? I haven't been doing much hiking over the winter and Meitou's been having some dog reactivity issues recently so once I get back into it I want to try and avoid hikes with a lot of other dogs so it is easier to manage training.


    @WhoBitMe There is definitely some trial and error, but generally, the longer/steeper the trail and more unpredictable the weather, the less likely you are to encounter traffic! Hamilton Mountain and Eagle Creek are exceptions (unusually popular). You'll want to avoid longer trails that have a shorter hike built in. For example, Yocum Ridge is a good long hike but first you have to get through the crowds taking the first short part of the trail to Ramona Falls. The last two I did with Lobo were Big Huckleberry Mountain (terrible road approaching the trailhead, that filters out a lot of traffic) and Salmon Butte (just surprisingly not very well known).

    This is a good time of year to explore trails, though you're likely to hit snow as you climb elevation and you'll want to sharpen your navigation skills or bring a GPS unit. You can use the PortlandHikers.org find a hike search, and sometimes it tells you whether the trail is crowded (and when). I tend to avoid hiking during nice sunny weather, not just because of the hordes that come out hiking, but also because both Lobo and I tend to overheat and we don't particularly enjoy hot hiking :)

    One hike I know I want to try...well, part of it.... I discovered a local trail that I though was only a few miles branches off into a 7 mile trail that leads to like a 24 mile loop. So there will be more for me to explore that isn't just the more popular part. :) But I don't want to try it when it's rainy, lol.


    Sweet! Yeah, it's a gamble with the rain. I did a short hike this weekend with friends (no Lobo) and we got slammed with hail just went we got up past the tree line. I'd suggest investing in good rain gear and just checking the weather for the area in which the trail starts right before you do the hike.

    Sorry to hear that Meitou is having dog reactivity issues. What does he do? I'd be happy to help if I can with Lobo. Maybe he can hump the reactivity away :P
  • WrylyBrindleWrylyBrindle
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    Hiking with Lobo and Meitou! that's the way! :)
  • Hinata23Hinata23
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    Awesome pictures! Thanks for the updates!
  • WhoBitMeWhoBitMe
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    @LoboSpam LOL if all the world's problems could be solved by humping, then Meitou would be boss. He's actually quite a bit better about humping (unless it regards a cat...and maybe dogs, don't know), but sometimes he just gets in a humping mood and can't help himself, LOL. And thank you for hiking tips for places and gear.

    As far as his reactivity, for some reason I find it hard to explain. He seems to do alright in stores and in big group things (like Barn Hunt events, dog classes, etc). I think this may be because I did more of his socialization in places like that. He has more issues when out walking on streets and out hiking. On the streets he seems to get overstimulated by other dogs either in yards barking at him or dogs out being walked. And he really hates loose dogs rushing up to him, he'll bark and growl if a dog rushes up to him. He just kind of obsesses on other dogs. Sometimes I think it's just his excitement getting too over the top, and other times I think he really doesn't like the other dog. But we've been taking classes with trainers who specialize in reactive dogs (I'm freaked out that Meitou is actually the calmest dog in class, lol) and the things we've learned have helped (except when a chubby older fly tackled Meitou out of nowhere on Thursday). Meitou has been taking treats again on walks (bacon, hot dogs, meat of other varieties, and cheerios mixed with tuna are his favorites) and recently even after some bad experiences he'll take treats and mostly focus on me. Hiking I usually try to avoid other dogs and I'm normally pretty successful. Sometimes he seems fine with other dogs, other times not. Usually I can pull him aside and he doesn't mind too much, but other times he gets odd. We had one pretty bad experience recently when two off leash dogs came up behind us unexpectedly and Meitou chased the (luckily non-reactive) dogs and did some tackling. I'm still learning to better read dog body language so sometimes it is hard for me to figure out what Meitou is 'thinking' and I'm sure I misinterpret things sometimes.

    I certainly wouldn't turn down any help you would like to offer. ;) I like @WrylyBrindle 's idea of hiking with Meitou and Lobo. Hopefully Meitou remembers how much he loved Lobo.

    Erm, sorry for the massive incoherent Meitou hijack. I think this means we need even more Lobo spam to make up for it to get the thread back on track. ;)
    1 Human + 1 Hokkaido
    RIP Amy (Border Collie)

    “Anyone can love a thing because. That's as easy as putting a penny in your pocket.
    But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”
    --Patrick Rothfuss, A Wise Man's Fear

    "Life before death. Strength before weakness. Journey before destination."
    --Brandon Sanderson, the First Ideal from The Stormlight Archive.
  • DoUrdenDoUrden
    Posts: 16
    Agreed! More Lobo spam would be great!

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