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17 Historical Facts About Norwegian Elkhounds You Might Not Know

The Norwegian Elkhound is considered a Scandinavian breed. Its representatives are known for their versatility and courage. The breed is mainly regarded as a hunting breed. Translated from Norwegian, its name sounds like “moose dog”, since this dog was actually used during the elk hunting period. There are two known varieties of the breed: black and gray Elkhound.

#1 The Norwegian Gray Elghund is the most common member of the group called the Elghund Elk Dogs.

#2 The ancestors of modern Elghund roamed the hills and fjords of primitive Norway as early as 4000 BC.

#3 According to Scandinavian legend, these loyal dogs even died along with their owner …

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