Black Norwegian Elkhound
Noruega FCI 268 - Nordic Hunting Dogs

Black Norwegian Elkhound

The Black Norwegian Elkhound joins closely with his people and is very loyal

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History

Among the three moose hunters of the North (Black Norwegian Elkhound, Gray Norwegian Elkhound and Jämthund), the Black Norwegian is probably the one receiving the least attention. But the agile and friendly hunter is an attractive breed to many dog ​​owners..

Sus orígenes se remontan muy atrás junto con los del Gray Norwegian Elkhound: Estos amigos de cuatro patas seguros de sí mismos del tipo Spitz pertenecen a las razas consagradas por el tiempo, because a similar dog look can be tried up to the stone age in Scandinavia.

The Black Norwegian Elkhound is a modern variant of Gray Norwegian Elkhound and has been officially recognized as an independent breed since 1877. An advantage of him Black Norwegian Elkhound during hunting is that it is clearly visible in the white snow. However, These clever four-legged friends have always been used as guard dogs or pack protection dogs.

Physical characteristics

Despite the similarity of name, the Black Norwegian Elkhound it's a separate breed, but closely related to the Gray Norwegian Elkhound. However, the Black Norwegian Elkhound es mucho menos común.

The Black Norwegian Elkhound es ópticamente un típico Spitz y tiene una estructura compacta y cuadrada con orejas erguidas. He wears his tail rolled up on his back like other dogs Moose hunter from adulthood. It is smaller and more agile than the Gray Norwegian Elkhound and weighs around 18 kg with a height of 47 cm to the cross. As the name already indicates, this dog's short coat is black, pero se permiten manchas blancas en las patas y el pecho según el estándar. Also the eyes are dark. The pelage is dense, very sticky and consists of a rough top coat with a soft bottom coat.

Character and skills

Multifaceted character

The Black Norwegian Elkhound he is very loyal to his people. This does not mean that this independent partner is subordinate. Abroad, these dogs are lively, curious and open to all common adventures. However, the busy Black Norwegian Elkhound they also enjoy cozy hugs on a quiet afternoon.

They are playful, brave and very smart. Like many Nordic dogs, are good “alarm systems”, but only limited good watchdogs: They indicate to strangers – loudly and persistently – but it may happen that they then run towards a potential intruder with a wagging tail. Estos orgullosos amigos cuadrúpedos no siempre se llevan bien con otros perros de la misma especie. Proper conditioning and socialization is important

Educating the Black Norwegian Elkhound

Easily educated with knowledge

His intelligence and humanity contribute to the education of this Black Norwegian Elkhound don't present big obstacles.

Likes to work with “their” people and do what they say, siempre y cuando también lo encuentre útil. Because you always have to take into account the small stubbornness of this independent hunter when training him. Be consistent and pay special attention to recoverability and bark control. Strength and toughness are absolutely out of place in the upbringing of this sensitive four-legged friend.

Usually reacts very quickly and strongly to harsh words and reproaches, así que úsalos con moderación. The Black Norwegian Elkhound can be better motivated by the principle of positive reinforcement – el entrenamiento de clicker también puede ser de gran ayuda aquí. A visit to the puppy school helps improve this companion's social streak, which is sometimes a bit belligerent compared to other dogs. También puede ser muy útil asistir a las clases de entrenamiento en la escuela de perros – it is better to choose a suitable dog school where you and your companion feel comfortable before the puppy arrives.

Health “Black Norwegian Elkhound”

In general, the breed is considered to be quite robust and, siempre que se críe de manera responsable, is largely free of genetic diseases. Representatives of the breed can reach the 13 years old in good health. This energetic four-legged friend needs a species-appropriate diet, which should consist mainly of meat: Therefore, you must choose a food in which meat is the first element of the declaration and preferably cereals are not included. Your dog's energy needs depend on his constitution and how much he consumes through exercise, así que vigile su delgada cintura y ajuste las raciones diarias según sea necesario.

Important: Just like us humans, small snacks move quickly to the hips too – plan your dog's snacks in the general ration. Los refrigerios saludables incluyen masticables secos para perros o refrigerios de cuidado dental sin azúcar y refrigerios de carne liofilizada. Water must always be freely available.

Care “Black Norwegian Elkhound”

The coat of the Black Norwegian Elkhound it is very important to the furry four legged friend, porque cumple una función protectora sobresaliente en el duro clima nórdico y lo protege de las extensas lluvias otoñales así como de los vientos helados. Ayude a su compañero a mantener su pelo siempre en condiciones de aseo y cepíllelo cada pocos días para quitarle los pelos muertos. You can also brush daily during the coat change, so your roommate loses less hair in the apartment. Coat dirt can be brushed off as soon as it has dried.

You should only bathe your roommate if it can't be helped, usa un champú suave para perros para este propósito. When brushing, revise rutinariamente las orejas y límpielas con un champú suave si es necesario. Some dog owners have chosen to brush their roommates' teeth with a dog toothbrush and toothpaste.. It is a good way to prevent tartar and its secondary diseases until the dog is old enough. However, you should already accustom your puppy to the ritual. Also check the claws of older dogs from time to time – if they no longer wear enough, you need to shorten them accordingly with a pair of dog claw pliers.

Activities “Black Norwegian Elkhound”

Although his original task was to accompany the hunter when hunting moose and bears, but also smaller animals like foxes, the Black Norwegian Elkhound it is a versatile all-rounder: Loves outdoor exercise and is considered very persistent. This is why you can easily take your four-legged adult friend with you to training sessions. jogging.

Outdoor activities can be relaxed, especially if you have trained your Black Norwegian Elkhound so it doesn't run away with every rabbit. Apart from recovery exercises – that only very few moose hunters enjoy – the docile and energetic dog can get excited about many things: For example, puede encontrar gran diversión en los deportes de agilidad y en los juegos de búsqueda. What's more, It is suitable for the work of rescue dogs. Some owners of moose hunters they also report on beautiful experiences with their partner, trained as a visiting dog, with whom they visit, for example, hogares de retiro o de ancianos y dan a los residentes de esos lugares una alegría animal. Try together what you like, ¡las posibilidades son grandes!

¿Me conviene un “Black Norwegian Elkhound?”

The Black Norwegian Elkhound suits athletes who like to be outside and keep their dog busy. If you can make this possible for your dog, it is also possible to keep it in an apartment, as long as the apartment offers enough space. La educación puede ser dominada por los principiantes si están dispuestos a lidiar con las características de la caza de la raza y ajustar la educación en consecuencia.

The Black Norwegian Elkhound it can be a wonderful companion for children. This original hunter can live normally with cats, sometimes even in a friendly way, if you have already gotten used to them as a puppy. De lo contrario podría haber problemas, because the dog sees the cat as prey. Small animals like rabbits are not ideal companions, since they can always trigger prey drive.

One Black Norwegian Elkhound can also sleep outside, what can be a sensible alternative for these heat sensitive animals in summer. However, needs close family connections and does not like to be alone. Before the dog moves, aclare no sólo los gastos únicos y permanentes que tendrá que pagar, sino también si está dispuesto a pasar varias horas al día activamente con su nuevo compañero durante los próximos años. You should also take care of your dog in case of illness or during the holidays – muchos destinos hoy en día también ofrecen vacaciones con un perro.

¿Dónde puedo encontrar mi deseado “Black Norwegian Elkhound?”

It doesn't matter which of the two Norwegian Elkhound has won your heart: Outside Scandinavia, big game hunters from the far north are rarely seen. Esto es aún más difícil con el noruego negro que con el gris. Therefore, if you are interested in this animal rarity, por favor contacte con los clubes de razas de perros nórdicos de su país. If required, pueden ponerse en contacto con los criadores en el país y en el extranjero. However, you will usually have to take into account waiting times and long distances to travel to the desired puppy. En su país natal, Norway, only a few are born 120 puppies every year.

Consequently, se hace difícil o imposible si se busca un Black Norwegian Elkhound outside scandinavia, that is already grown. Es muy improbable que encuentre un perro de cuatro patas de este tipo en las protectoras de animales de su país; However, una visita allí puede ser útil si está abierto a otras razas.

Characteristics "Black Norwegian Elkhound"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Black Norwegian Elkhound" you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, you must take into account his character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, their care and if you have small children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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Images "Black Norwegian Elkhound"

Puppy's “Black Norwegian Elkhound” by Eirik Newth / CC BY

“Black Norwegian Elkhound” running through the snow by https://pxhere.com/en/photo/1602973

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Type and recognitions:

  • FCI CLASSIFICATION: 268
  • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types
  • Section 2: Nordic Hunting Dogs. Prueba de trabajo sólo para los países nórdicos (Sweden, Norway, Finland).

Federations:

  • FCI – Group 5 – Section 2 Nordic Hunting Dogs.


FCI breed standard "Black Norwegian Elkhound"

FCIFCI - Black Norwegian Elkhound
Hunter

Alternative names:

    1. Norsk Elghund Svart, Norsk Elghund Black, Black Elkhound, Norwegian Moose Dog (black) (English).
    2. Chien d’élan norvégien noir (French).
    3. Norsk Elghund Sort (German).
    4. Norsk elghund sort (Portuguese).
    5. Elkhound noruego negro (español).

Photos:

1 – Black Norwegian Elkhound About 1 years old by Rvenes / CC BY-SA

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