Family: Spitz, Northern (hunting)
Area of origin: Norway
Original function: hunting elk (moose)
Average size of male: Ht: 20.5, Wt: 55
Average size of female: Ht: 19.5, Wt: 48
Other names: Elkhound, Norsk Elghund
Norwegian Elkhound Dog Temperament
The Norwegian Elkhound combines traits of hounds and Spitz-like dogs, resulting in a breed that is bold, playful, independent, alert, boisterous and, unlike most hounds, even protective. This is a dog ready for adventure! He needs daily exercise, lest he become frustrated or even destructive. He is friendly with strangers. He may bark a lot.