Norwegian Elkhound
Norwegian Elkhound
Size
Medium
Height
Males – 20.5 inches at the withers, Females – 19.5 inches at the withers
Weight
Males – 55 pounds, Females – 48 pounds
Coat
Medium
Color
Gray with black and silver shading
Energy
High
Activities
Conformation, Agility, Hunting, Tracking, Herding

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.

Did you know?

This ancient breed originated in Norway in 5000 B.C.

Training Norwegian Elkhounds

Whether it's basic obedience, flying disc or running, it's easy to unlock your dog's hidden potential with our free Purina Pro Plan P5 training app, available for IOS and Android.