meet theNorwegian Elkhound

theHistory

Training &Temperament

As with any intelligent breed, you must establish yourself as the leader of the pack. For an Elkhound this means training that is consistent, persistent, and, above all, fair. Remember, what may be a cute behavior as a puppy, may be totally unacceptable as an adult. Training will make your dog the companion that you desire and will establish a stronger bond between you and your elkhound. The Norwegian Elkhound is bold and energetic, an effective guardian yet normally friendly, and does well with children, especially when introduced to them at a young age. The Elkhound is a very people-oriented breed and does not like to be shut away from its family. The breed does requires regular exercise.

  • Children

    Yes

    97% agree

  • Other Pets

    Yes

    86%agree

  • Training

    Yes

    93% agree

  • Time Alone

    Yes

    46% agree

Did You Know?

The Norwegian Elkhound is a hunting dog that originated in Norway as early as 5000 B.C.

The Norwegian Elkhound was not viewed as having conformation potential until the second half of the 19th century and was previously viewed as a hunting dog first and foremost.

The Norwegian Elkhound is a hunting dog that originated in Norway as early as 5000 B.C. The Norwegian Elkhound is used to hunt elk, bear, and other wild animals.

The Norwegian Elkhound is known for its versatility.

Remnants of Norwegian Elkhounds dating back 5000 years have been found with Viking remains and weapons, a testament to their importance in the Nordic culture.

The Norwegian Elkhound's stamina, especially in rugged terrain, remains unexcelled.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.

Colors

Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Black & Gray 012
Black & Silver 016
Black White & Silver 033
Gray & Black 101
Gray Black & Silver 106
Silver & Black 177
Silver Gray & Black 190

Markings

Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code