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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.

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.

Height

Male: 19-21in

Female: 18-20in

Weight

Male: 49-60lb

Female: 40-55lb

Fun Fact

Archaeologists have found skeletons of dogs resembling the Norwegian Elkhound dating back to 5000 BC.

Favorite Names

For Males

  1. Shadow
  2. Loki
  3. Zeus
  4. Pepper
  5. Barkley
  6. Logan
  7. Luca
  8. Remy
  9. Odin
  10. Baron

For Females

  1. Luna
  2. Daisy
  3. Lucy
  4. Lulu
  5. Piper
  6. Mya
  7. Charley
  8. Brooklyn
  9. Belle
  10. Asbjorn Solveig

Common Locations

  1. Ohio, United States
  2. Pennsylvania, United States
  3. New York, United States
  4. Maryland, United States
  5. West Virginia, United States
  6. Virginia, United States
  7. California, United States
  8. Michigan, United States
  9. New Jersey, United States
  10. Kentucky, United States

Norwegian Elkhounds on Embark

Explore some Embark dogs that share Norwegian Elkhound ancestry.

  • Tucker

    Tucker

    Purebred

    Bear

    Bear

    Purebred

    Teddy Bear

    Teddy Bear

    Purebred

    Baron von Dewhirst

    Baron von Dewhirst

    Purebred

  • Kuma

    Kuma

    Purebred

    Barkley

    Barkley

    Purebred

    Jesse

    Jesse

    Purebred

    Truce

    Truce

    Purebred

  • Leif

    Leif

    Purebred

    Eric

    Eric

    Purebred

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