Norwegian Elkhound

Norwegian Elkhound
Origin Norway
Classification Hound
Height 46-53cm / 18-21in
Weight 18-27kg / 40-60lb
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Exercise High
Easily Trainable Challenging
Watchdog Good
Good with Children Yes
Good with Other Animals Medium
Indoor / Outdoor Living Indoor
Grooming Daily
Feeding Normal Diet
Size Medium

Norwegian Elkhound Description

A Spitz type breed of dog the Norwegian Elkhound is medium sized and squarely built, the head is wedge shaped with beautiful erect ears and a gorgeous tail which naturally curls over the dog’s back. Their coat is dense and grey in colouration there is black on the dog’s muzzle, its ears and also the tip of the tail.

Norwegian Elkhound Character

This breed of dog was initially bred to track elk and possesses a great amount of stamina and strength, it is a very loyal dog and affectionate to those it knows. They are docile and gentle but also have a mind of their own and can be stubborn, they make excellent watchdogs and love the freedom to roam as they have exceedingly high energy levels. Due to their high prey drive caution should be taken around smaller animals with the Norwegian Elkhound. They can become very highly strung if not given enough physical and mental exercise. This breed is good with children.

Please note: This is only a guide.

You must contact a breeder club, read relevant literature and even contact vets to understand the full requirements of this breed.

Please ensure your lifestyle, home and family are suited to this particular breed and you fully understand the requirements needed to give the dog the life it deserves.