The Elkhound is a hardy grey hunting
dog. In appearance, a typical northern dog of medium size and substance,
square in profile, close coupled and balanced in proportions. The
head is broad with prick ears, and the tail is tightly curled and
carried over the back. The distinctive gray coat is dense and smooth
The Elkhound is a hunting dog that originated
in Norway as early as 5000 B.C. It is used to hunt elk, bear, and
other wild animals. As a hunter, the Elkhound has the courage, agility
and stamina to hold moose and other big game at bay by barking and
dodging attack, and the endurance to track for long hours in all weather
over rough and varied terrain. The Elkhound is bold and energetic.
The coat needs a good brushing once
a week and a periodic bath. The Elkhound thrives on companionship
and will prove to be a lifelong loyal friend.