Kestral – Norwegian Buhund
Breed: Norwegian Buhund
More information about this dog
Kestral is a 7-year-old Norwegian Buhund (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!
Over 40 tricks and behaviours including…
Tidy things away
Jumping over things
Spin (right & left)
Open washing machine & put items inside
Put an item in a draw
Slam dunk (put an object in a net)
Kiss – (touches cheek)
Double high 5
Dance (walks on hind legs)
Up (will jump on to most surfaces such as chairs, walls, logs etc)
Jiggles her back feet as a dance move
Rest head (on object or floor)
Put an item in a bin
Shy dog (covers nose)
Head a football
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.
She is an ideal pet talent for any roles requiring talent.
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