Name: Norwegian Elkhound
Other names: Norsk Elghund, Grå Norsk Elghund, Gray Norwegian Elkhound, Small Gray Elk Dog, Norwegian Moose Dog, Harmaa norjanhirvikoira
Country of origin: Norway
Size Type: Medium Breed Dogs
Group: Shepherd Dog Breeds, Hunting Dog Breeds, Northern Dogs
Life span: 12 – 15 years
Temperament: alert, strong-willed, hardy, bold, playful, loyal
Height: 49-52 cm
Weight: 22-25 kg
Color: Gray, Silver
Price of puppies: $500 – $800 USD
The Norwegian Elkhound was developed in Norway in the 11th century. It is a gray husky, bold, of medium and proportional build, compact, square format. A brave and energetic dog, a good guard, although usually friendly, behaves independently and with dignity. Excellent scent.
Height at withers: Males 20.5 inches, Females approx 19.5 inches. Weight: Males approximately 55 pounds, females approximately 48 pounds. Square format compact dog, proportional build. The distance from the bottom of the chest to the ground is approximately half the height at the withers. The distance from the shoulder joint to the buttock is equal to the height of the dog at the withers.
By temperament, it is a brave and energetic dog, a good guard, although usually friendly, behaves independently and with dignity.