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Norwegian Elkhound

Norwegian Elkhound

The Norwegian Elkhound was the main companion of the Vikings. These guys have been used in almost every role imaginable for a dog. In modern times, they are primarily companion dogs, but they are still used for hunting and herding.

Illustration courtesy of the Swedish Kennel Club

About this Breed

The Norwegian Elkhound is a versatile working dog with ancestors dating back to the Vikings. These guys can do it all: they can hunt, herd, guard, and be your best friend. The Norwegian Elkhound was believed to have protected villagers and their flocks from wolves and bears. The breed can be quite noisy; they would bark at their prey in order to trap it while the hunter caught up. The Elkhound requires regular exercise and extra attention needs to be directed towards maintaining their thick double coat. This is an intelligent breed that loves people, but you must make sure to show them who is boss.

Norwegian Elkhounds on Embark

Explore some Embark dogs that share Norwegian Elkhound ancestry.

  • Freyja

    Freyja

    CEALDSTAN ANCESTRAL VOICES OF BARBELKA

    CEALDSTAN ANCESTRAL VOICES OF BARBELKA

    Ellie

    Ellie

    Smokey

    Smokey

  • BRUMOUS A NEW DAWN FOR BARBELKA

    BRUMOUS A NEW DAWN FOR BARBELKA

    Trooper

    Trooper

    Tucker

    Tucker

    Bear

    Bear

  • Smokey

    Smokey

    Dora

    Dora

    Odin

    Odin

    Buck

    Buck

Favorite Names

For Male

  1. Loki
  2. Odin
  3. Maverick
  4. Max
  5. Buddy
  6. Finn
  7. Milo
  8. Dexter
  9. Rocky
  10. Thor

For Female

  1. Luna
  2. Daisy
  3. Piper
  4. Lucy
  5. Ellie
  6. Freya
  7. Scout
  8. Bella
  9. Roxy
  10. Sadie