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Norwegian Elkhound Dog Breed Puppy Ads
AKA: Elkhound, Norsk Elghund
Breed Group: Hound Group Height Male: 19-21 inches (48-53 cm.)
Breed Size: Medium Height Female: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm.)
Breed Origin: Norway Weight: 50-60 pounds (23-27 kg.)
Appearance
The Norwegian Elkhound is medium in size, and has an athletic and sturdy build. He is a handsome dog that carries himself with dignity. His expression is keen and alert, and his erect ears add to his alert appearance. The coat of the Norwegian Elkhound is dense, straight, and coarse, with a softer undercoat. The outer coat is weather resistant, and the coloring is gray and silver, with black tips. The weight of the Norwegian Elkhound is around 35-50 pounds for females and 50-60 pounds for males. These dogs stand at around 19-21 inches in height.
 

Temperament
The Norwegian Elkhound is a gentle and friendly dog, and is also very versatile, displaying great courage and determination. This is a dog that puts one hundred percent into everything that he does, and is confident and dignified. He can be very independent and strong willed, and is therefore best suited to those with some experience of dog ownership. The Norwegian Elkhound has high energy levels, and needs plenty of exercise. Regular walks or a safe, secured area in which to play and exercise are important. Although these dogs are intelligent and quick to learn, they are also very headstrong, and need an assertive and confident owner in order to respond well to training. The Norwegian Elkhound makes a good watchdog, as he will bark to raise the alarm - in fact, he will often bark a lot anyway, and is not well suited to those looking for a quiet pet.

The Norwegian Elkhound loves the attention of his family and likes to get involved in activities, so this is not the breed for those with little time for their pets. These dogs need families that are active, attentive, and loving. In order to reduce the risk of boredom, both mental and physical stimulation is required. The Norwegian Elkhound tends to get along well with children, particularly when brought up with them. They can be dog aggressive with dogs of the same sex, and should also be socialized early with cats. When it comes to strangers, some Norwegian Elkhounds can be friendly, and others may be more reserved. The Norwegian Elkhound is a protective and loyal dog, and makes a good family pet for the right family.

 
History
The Norwegian Elkhound originates from Norway, and has an ancestry that dates back thousands of years. These dogs were used by the Vikings as guard dogs and watchdogs, and were also used for hunting elk. The breed was registered with the AKC in 1913.
 
Health
The life expectancy of the Norwegian Elkhound is around 10-15 years. There are a number of health problems to look out for with this breed, and this includes: cataracts, thyroid problems, PRA, HD, cysts, cancer, and kidney problems. If you are considering the adoption of a Norwegian Elkhound puppy, or any breed, it is very important to be selective in choosing a responsible and reputable breeder. Ensure that the prospective puppy's parents have all health clearances. Breeding of any dog should not be done until after they have been proven to be free of evidence of significant hereditary diseases.
 
 
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Norwegian Elkhound Association of America (NEAA)  
Norwegian Elkhound Club of Great Britain  
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Norwegian Elkhound


Scale ( 1 to 5 ): 1=Low 5=High
Guard Dog? 4
Watch Dog? 4
Exercise Needed? 4
Grooming? 1
Energy Level? 4
Shedding? 5
Ease to Train? 2
Good with children? 4
 
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