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Norwegian Elk Hound


Norwegian Elk Hound Dog profile

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Lifespan: 10-12 Years

Avg height: 49-52cm

Avg weight: 20-25kg

Coat type: Dense, thick, close-lying coat.

Coat colours: Grey, with a lighter undercoat and undersides, with a black muzzle, ears, and tail tip.

Originally bred for: Hunting moose, bear and other big game.

Breed traits: Bold, independent, playful, exuberant, friendly, vocal.


A little about Norwegian Elk Hound


The Norwegian Elkhound is an exuberant breed who is always ready for adventure. They are playful and friendly with people but may be wary of other dogs. They are bold and suit an owner able to provide daily exercise.




Health conditions that the Norwegian Elkhound may be predisposed to include: Canine Hip Dysplasia, Superficial Dermatitis (Hot Spots), Renal Dysplasia, Sebaceous Cysts, Fanconi Syndrome, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Patellar Luxation and Epithelioma.

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.