Canis ISSN: 2398-2942


Synonym(s): Norwegian Elkhound


General information

  • Scandinavian breed of great versatility having been used to hunt elk, wolves and other vermin.
  • Also, retrieves game and herd geese and ducks.
  • This strong, athletic breed has a vigorous bark and often uses it.
  • Requires moderate grooming and good exercise.
  • Active breed requiring active owners.

Biological Data

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Further Reading


Refereed papers

Other sources of information


  • Visit the American Kennel Club website to search for details of AKC-recognized breed clubs:
  • Norwegian Elkhound Association of America: