PURINA: Your Pet, Our Passion

TO ALL PET LOVERS: We would like to assure you that we are considered an essential business. Purina is operating as normal, our supply chains are open and all efforts are being made to ensure we can keep the stores stocked with product as best as we can during these uncertain times. We ask everyone to shop as normally as possible and to be considerate to ensure everyone can get the food they need for their pets. Please be kind, patient and considerate to other shoppers and all store staff during what is an unsettling time for all. Enjoy the extra time at home with loved ones, your pets will no doubt love having you home. We are still here for you, if you need any assistance our Pet Care Advisors are still available on 0800 738 847 or AskPurina@nz.nestle.com.

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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