About the Norwegian Elkhound

Norwegian Elkhounds are brimming with the courage and coolness needed to pursue these powerful animals. Bold, protective and blessed with an excellent sense of fun, the Norwegian Elkhound are devoted family dogs.

This breed is one of the oldest in Europe, believed to have sailed with the Vikings and even featured in Norse art.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

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Norway
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FCI Group 5, AKC Hound Group
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Medium
Avg life expectancy
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Confident / Lively

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  • Makes a great guard dog
  • Requires a lot of grooming
  • Requires outdoor space