The Norwegian Elkhound or Gray Norwegian Elkhound, It is one of the ancient dog breeds of type Spitz and the national dog of Norway.
He has been employed as a Hunter, guardian, Shepherd and dog defense. This race is the product of a country of sub-Arctic temperatures, heavy snowfall, dense forests and rugged mountains, What has given rise to develop a great resistance. Bravery can highlight, perhaps due to its ancient use in the hunt for the bear and other pieces of hunting, such as Moose and wolves. The Norwegian Elkhound was presented for the first time in a dog show in Norway, in 1877.
The Norwegian Elkhound is one 45-52 cm in height and weighs up, approximately, 24 kg. Its grey fur, black and white is composed of two layers: a dense, soft fur, Black color that goes in the mouth, the tip of its tail and ears, then it will degrade grey silver legs, the tail and bottom, and then covered with a black cloak. It has a coiled tail. The Elkhound, It is a very resistant and medium-sized dog. They have a very strong bark, Why are good monitors.
The Norwegian Elkhound is very faithful to his master, an excellent family dog, If they are given adequate attention. It is bold, playful, independent, always alert, extremely intelligent, and, sometimes, a little bit naughty.
Loves the outdoors and cold weather. Need daily exercise, so do not feel frustrated or even, become destructive. It is a race, exceptionally, friendly. If it is not trained, It tends to pull the strap when we are taking a walk. This dog requires much attention so that you can understand what his place in the family, otherwise they may develop social problems and feel abandoned.
It is a very proud and noble race that may have hurt feelings when its owner is not acting in a coherent way. Although each dog is a unique, usually, this breed are very friendly and get along very well with children. They are happiest when they feel they are part of the family. This, combined with their physical characteristics, It makes a good watchdog.
Train a Norwegian Elkhound, It might be a challenge due to their intelligence and deep independent streak, But even so, is an obedient dog, of good character, and applied in their learning and training.