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Other Names
Norsk Elghund, Elkhound, Grahund, Swedish Gray Dog

Norway/Ancient Times.
The National Dog of Norway. They are believed to be an ancient breed since the time of the Vikings. They were first brought to the UK after WWI and to the U.S in 1928.

Use Today
First used as a hunter of large game like moose and bear. Today they used for Companionship, Gundog

Life Expectancy
This breed can live as long as 12-13 years of age

Weight & Height
44 to 50 pounds & 19-21 inches tall

Known Health Problems
Hip Dysplasia, Skin Problems, Hypothyroidism, PRA, Renal Problems, Sebaceous Cysts.

Physical Description
Medium size, squarely built dog. They have a broad, wedge shaped head with dark brown eyes, Small prick ears and a foxy appearance. The tail is slightly curled over the dogs back.

This breed is somewhat reserved with strangers but does well with friends and family. They are loyal, independent and stubborn at times... They are quiet indoors and yet a bundle of energy once outdoors. This breed can have dominance issues with other dogs, but this is not always the case

Needs firm training, but affection as well. This breed is stubborn and very indepent when it comes to training

Living Conditions
Will do ok in apartment if exercised sufficiently. However they would be best with an active family in the country.

Nothing special, just brush or comb when needed

Moderate Activity Level, Walk at least once a day.

Coat Texture
Double coated with a thick, coarse outer coat.

Coat Colors
Various shades of grey with black markings and cream colored undercoat

6-7 pups per litter. Obedience train early

Continental Kennel Club
American Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
American Pet Registry
Fédération Cynologique Internationale
Canadian Kennel Club
National Kennel Club


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