Norwegian Elkhound

  • Size

  • Height

    Males – 20.5 inches at the withers, Females – 19.5 inches at the withers
  • Weight

    Males – 55 pounds, Females – 48 pounds
  • Coat

  • Color

    Gray with black and silver shading
  • Energy

  • Activities

    Conformation, Agility, Hunting, Tracking, Herding
  • Indoor/Outdoor

  • Suitable for Children


The Norwegian Elkhound is a versatile, hardy, rugged Scandinavian breed used by the Vikings to hunt elk and bear. His strength and stamina are unmatched. Bold, friendly and deeply devoted to his human companions, this dog is a good fit for families with children. His intelligence and protective instincts make him an ideal watchdog. A lively breed, the Norwegian Elkhound requires moderate exercise twice daily.

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