Norwegian Elkhound Black dog breed

Norwegian Elkhound Black breed facts

Norwegian Elkhound Black are spitz dogs. Spitz breeds belong to the Arctic type of dogs. Norwegian Elkhound Black are dogs used for hunting. They are scent hounds that can be used for both tracking and hunting. often does an excellent job because of its particularly good sense of smell. Norwegian Elkhound Blacks are versatile working dogs and is used as a guard dog. It is therefore as guardian of the home or property.

This breed are characterized by high IQ if we compare to many other dog breeds. Mental exercise should therefore be included in the daily activities.

The breed is a hypoallergenic dog breed. Despite the fact that the breed is referred to as allergy friendly, it is still possible that it will provoke allergic reactions (though perhaps less so than in other breeds). Norwegian Elkhound Blacks sheds, but less than many other breeds. Although frequent care of the coat is not strictly necessary, it contributes to the dog's overall well-being and prosperity.

Norwegian Elkhound Blacks respond well to obedience training, which is why they are descirbed as a dog breed which is easy to deal with (albeit all dogs are different). The breed have a great need for physical exercise, it will be best if the person responsible for the dog are active as well.

This dog breed is by nature rather easygoing with strangers, but large variations occur between dogs anyway. Although aggression toward other dogs is not characteristic of the breed, such individual characteristics occur. The breed is considered as one of the more kid-friendly dog breeds, but do not forget: No dogs should never leave small children alone with dogs, regardless of breed or size. Children-friendly dogs may be a myth more than anything else, all dogs are different!

Like fun and games? It also makes these dogs! The norwegian elkhound black are know for their wanderlust and should be kept in a leash.

The dog breed's physical features: A norwegian elkhound black is a medium-sized dog breed, medium-length coat, with an average body shape, standing ears, short curled tail, and a dog that will make heads turn.

Diseases and disorders: The health problems for norwegian elkhound blacks differs individually and depends on more than the race itself. Well-known health problems are hip dysplasia, cysts, kidney disease, hypothyroidism, eye problems, different illnesses in canines and other dog ailments and illnesses.

Extra info about the breed: The norwegian elkhound black were first bred in Norway. Life expectancy will vary, but anything from 12 to 15 years is within the norm. It can be hard to find Norwegian Elkhound Black puppies from a recognized breeder, you can take a look at online classifieds for the purchase and sale of puppies Norwegian Elkhound Blacks were initially bred for Elk and bear hunting, farm guarding, herd flocks, hunting lynx, elk and wolves and retrieving small game. Norwegian Elkhound Blacks aliases include black viking dog, norsk elghund sort.

Classification: Norwegian Elkhound Black have been approved by FCI and their dog breed list as #268 in section «nordic hunting dogs» (5.2) in the group «spitz» (registered 1999-08-09). Also recognized by the Canadian Kennel as «hounds».

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