The Norwegian Elkhound is a versatile, hardy, rugged Scandinavian breed used by the Vikings to hunt elk and bear. His strength and stamina are unmatched. Bold, friendly and deeply devoted to his human companions, this dog is a good fit for families with children. His intelligence and protective instincts make him an ideal watchdog. A lively breed, the Norwegian Elkhound requires moderate exercise twice daily.
This ancient breed originated in Norway in 5000 B.C.