17 Historical Facts About Norwegian Elkhounds You Might Not Know

#4 Elghund was bred by thrifty Scandinavians who preferred to breed few dog breeds, but so that each of them could perform several tasks.

#5 The first documentary evidence of the breed dates back to 1865, when the first Norwegian Elghund was entered in the herd book.

#6 In 1901 the breed received the name “Direhund”, it remained until 1949.

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