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Norwegian Elkhound

The Norwegian Elkhound is a versatile, hardy, rugged Scandinavian breed used by the Vikings to hunt elk and bear. His strength and stamina are unmatched. Bold, friendly and deeply devoted to his human companions, this dog is a good fit for families with children. His intelligence and protective instincts make him an ideal watchdog. A lively breed, the Norwegian Elkhound requires moderate exercise twice daily.
Living Considerations
  • Suitable for apartment living if sufficiently exercised
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Good with children
Did you know?
This ancient breed originated in Norway in 5000 B.C.
Also Known As:
Norsk Elghund
Grå Norsk Elghund
Gray Norwegian Elkhound
Small Grey Elk Dog
Norwegian Moose Dog

Norwegian Elkhound
  • Size Medium
  • Height Males – 52 centimetres at the withers
    Females – 49.5 centimetres at the withers
  • Weight Males – 25 kilograms
    Females – 21.5 kilograms
  • Coat Medium
  • Energy High
  • Colour Gray with black and silver shading
  • Activities Conformation, Agility, Hunting, Tracking, Herding
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both