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Lucerne Niederlaufhund


The Luzerner Niederlaufhund is a Swiss dog breed that has been around since the Middle Ages. The breed was originally bred as a hunting dog and was used for hunting small game such as rabbits and hares. The breed originated in the Lucerne region of Switzerland, hence the name.

The Luzerner Niederlaufhund is closely related to other Swiss hunting dog breeds, such as the Schweizer Laufhund and the Jura Laufhund. In the 1900s, these breeds were merged and classified as one breed, the Schweizer Laufhund. However, the Luzerner Niederlaufhund is still considered a separate breed by the Swiss Kennel Club.


The Luzerner Niederlaufhund is an energetic and enthusiastic dog that enjoys spending time outdoors. The breed is intelligent and easy to train, but needs a consistent and patient owner.

These dogs are hunters by nature and have a strong prey drive so they need to be well socialized and trained to get along with other pets. They also make great family dogs and are loving and protective of their family.


In general, the Luzerner Niederlaufhund is a healthy breed with no common hereditary health problems. As with all dog breeds, it is important to monitor their health and visit the vet regularly for checkups and vaccinations.

However, they are prone to being overweight, so make sure your dog gets plenty of exercise and has a healthy diet to avoid obesity.


The Luzerner Niederlaufhund has a short, dense coat that requires little grooming. However, it is important to brush their coat regularly to remove loose hair and keep their skin and coat healthy.

These dogs need a lot of exercise and daily walking. They also need mental stimulation such as games and puzzles to avoid boredom.

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