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Norwegian Elkhound Info

Norwegian Elkhound Breed Information

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Lifespan: 12-15 years Height: 18-21" Shedding: Heavy Litter Size: 7-14 pups
Group: Hound Weight: 40-60 lbs Hair Length: Medium Size: Large

Breed Overview

The Norwegian Elkhound is a Large dog breed, with a starting weight of 40 lbs that can reach 60 lbs. It is officially part of the Hound group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Norwegian Elkhound breed has a typical lifespan of 12 to 15 years, Medium hair, and have Heavy shedding. Breeders interested in the Norwegian Elkhound should know that the average litter size is between 7 to 14 puppies.

Norwegian Elkhound Breed Characteristics

Group Hound Drooler no
Size Large Guard Dog yes
Origin Norway Easy to Train
Kid Friendly yes Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly yes Active Indoors somewhat
Apartment Friendly yes Exercise Demands no
Pet Friendly no Yard Needs large
Intelligent Grooming Requirements weekly
Barks average Dangerous no

Norwegian Elkhound Temperament

Enthusiastic and friendly the Norwegian Elkhounds make an excellent family dog. Its independent nature sometimes makes it resistant to obedience training, and they may bark a lot. Norwegian Elkhounds make excellent guard and watchdogs. They are friendly and energetic and have very docile dispositions.

Health Problems

Progressive Retinal Atrophy, kidney disease, hip dysplasia, pyotraumatic dermatitis. Norwegian Elkhounds should not be overfed as they tend to gain weight easily

Norwegian Elkhound Coat

Norwegian Elkhound Dog Colors

Body has silver-gray hair with black tips. Face is dark blackish-gray

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