The Norwegian Elkhound is an ancient breed from Norway. Their guarding and hunting skills are well known. They are sturdy as well as medium and squarely built. They have pointed ears with dark brown eyes and a tail which is tightly rolled over its back. In the ancient times, these dogs were called Dyrehund.
National dog of Norway.
In 1901, the kennel club officially recognized this breed.
Temperament & Personality
The Norwegian Elkhound is used as a hunting dog to hunt animals like wolves, bears, and moose. They are very loyal to their masters and can also be used as watchdogs, as they have a loud bark. They are bold, independent, and alert with a playful attitude which makes them an ideal pet for any family with an active lifestyle.
The Elkhound does excellent with children and in most cases are friendly with strangers. It can become aggressive upon seeing another dog or any other animal.