Norwegian Elkhound Dog Breed Information

The Norwegian Elkhound comes down to us through more than six millennia with all his Nordic traits untainted. An ancient breed from Scandinavia, the Elkhound worked as a hunting and guard dog for the Vikings. The dogs tracked, encircled and held game such as bear and moose for the hunter.

The breed was not shown until 1877, when the Norwegian Hunters Association held its first show.

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