The Norwegian Lundehund is among the world's rarest of dogs. It is a member of the Spitz family. It originated in Vaerog and Rost in northern Norway. For centuries it was used to hunt puffins from nests on steep cliffs.
The Norwegian Lundehund was originally bred for the purpose of hunting puffins and finding their eggs. Instead of the normal four toes per foot, the Norwegian Lundehund has six toes on each foot. The breed is able to turn their head backwards and has extremely flexible shoulder joints, giving them more mobility than the average dog