Kestral – Norwegian Buhund

Name: kestral

Breed: Norwegian Buhund

More information about this dog

Kestral is female Norwegian Buhund dog model (pretty rare in the UK – only around 30 bred a year here). The Buhund is a breed of dog of the Spitz type, used as an all-purpose farm & herding dog. Kestral is a stunning dog, extremely unique, with a wolf-like look but with big melting brown eyes! These are big dogs in a medium dog’s body – weighing just 14kg she is massively versatile.

Pet Acting / Modelling Ability

Kestral is particularity good at bedding shots where the dog needs to look cosy as she will lie on her side & rest her head on command. She will stay in any position until released, whether that’s crossing her paws, resting her head, taking a bow, placing a paw on a product etc.  This also makes her great for interactive shoots such as pet parcels which may need a dog to open a box with their nose, paw at products etc.

Kestral prefers to work as a lone dog but will happily work with other animals! She is a bit of a one-woman dog so prefers to work with her owner/handler. She’s good with other animals & lives with chickens, rabbits & has lived with hamsters, cats & other dogs. She prefers not to be in close proximity to dogs she doesn’t know & isn’t keen on children.

Being food motivated she is incredibly reliable & listens intently for the next command. In addition to this, she loves the outdoors; she will jump over logs, climb ladders, jump into rivers, fetch a ball & can do all this on command!


With over 40 tricks and behaviours, this stunt dog can perform the following…


Play dead,
Commando crawl,
Howl on command,
Tidy things away
Jump up/on/over an object,
Show teeth,
Lick lips,
Open washing machine & put items inside,
Close/open draw,
Put an item in a draw,
Slam dunk,
Close door,
High five,
Tango dance,
Touch nose,
Paw target,
Rest head,
Cover nose,
Dribble football,
Jump up,
Head a football,
Cross paws,

She will do practically anything you need on cue – & if she doesn’t already, name it & she can likely be trained to.

Dog Acting / Modelling Experience

Kestral has pet modelling experience as a model for Pets at Home.

This talented pooch recently worked with Jaguar on an audio podcast, meaning Kestral had to respond to hand signals only. The podcast reached number 2 in the iTunes family podcasts & has received great reviews and was featured in the British Podcast Awards.

She is an ideal pet talent for any roles requiring talent.


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