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Norwegian Elkhound

The Norwegian Elkhound is believed to have originated back in the Viking days. This breed was used for hunting, herding, guarding & watching. The Norwegian Elkhound was first recognized by the AKC in 1930 and grouped as Hound.

  • Country of Origin: Norway
  • Weight: 45 - 55 lbs
  • Height: 19 - 21 inches
  • Color: This breed is gray/silver/black. They are born a dark black color and turn lighter with age.

Breed Characteristics

Size
Activity
Children
Other Dogs
Grooming
Watch
Guard
Trainability

The Norwegian Elkhound is reliable and good with children. This breed is friendly, dependable and trustworthy...but also alert & wary of strangers. They are intelligent and affectionate there fore will make a great family pet.

The average life expectancy is between 11 – 14 years. The health issues of the Norwegian Elkhound are similar to other large breed dogs:
• Hip Dysplasia
• Progressive Retinal Atrophy
• Hot Spots

Coat:

This breed has a double coat. The outer coat is weather-resistant, hard, thick, and smooth while the under coat is dense, soft, and woolly.

Coat Color:
This breed is gray/silver/black. They are born a dark black color and turn lighter with age.

Coat Care:

This breed sheds all year long so a good brushing once a week will take care of the dead hair. The Norwegian Elkhound's coat is water resistant, so they should only be bathed when necessary.