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Breed:

Norwegian Elkhound

Group (AKC):
Hound (not elk)
Country of OriginStone Age Scandanavia, Vikings, 4000-5000 BC
Type of coatmedium length, thick, dense undercoat, year-round shedding
Groomingdaily brushing required, regular bathing, nail trimming, ear cleaning
Average height19-21 inches
Average weight45-60 pounds
Activity levelhigh
Watchdoggood potential, territorial, will bark
Protectionno
Intelligencehigh
Trainabilityexcellent sense of smell might distract during training, can be stubborn and dominant, firm and consistent methods required
Compatibility with childrenolder children only, no roughhousing, no tug of war games
Characterfriendly, bold, energetic, intelligent, strong, alert, independent, athletic, dignified, poised, aloof
Ideal home environmenthouse with fenced yard, exercise daily
Ideal ownerstrong leader with time to train, exercise, and groom
Suggestions:early obedience training and socializaton
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Additional notes:

This breed falls into the category of the Nordic breeds which require emphasis on off-leash obedience, patience, and guidance versus harsh dominant methods. Although aloof in their character, they can be very playful and humorous. Imagine a "Weegie" with a lampshade on its head.

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