As well as hunting moose, Swedish Elkhounds were used against bears and lynxes, so they are undoubtably strong and tough dogs.
About the Swedish Elkhound
Also known as the Jämthund, the Swedish Elkhound is a large, powerful dog. Despite this, they are calm and sociable dogs who make excellent companions for experienced owners.
These dogs are bred to be somewhat independent by nature, so they require owners who can assert themselves as the "alpha" of the house and teach this breed to manage their strength and protective nature.
Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)