Dog Breed Group: Hunting DOg
Life Span: 12-15 years
Origin of Name: The Black Norwegian Elkhound is a small Spitz breed classified by the FCI as a hunting dog.
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From Vikings' shipmates, protectors of remote farms, flocks of wolves and herds to flocks, a bear, a hunter and always a hunter, and restless wandering men, the Norwegian allround survived over six millennia with all its Nordic traits is. Intact, a fearless and friendly dog, devoted to mankind.
Elkhound looms in Norse history and myth. We read him in the epic sagas of ancient times, we find his remains distinct with the Viking's sword and shield, evidence of the high affinity in which he stayed; And at Viste Cave in Jären in western Norway, his skeleton was found among stone tools dating from 4000 to 5000 BC. One of the most frequently told stories related to the breed is from the 12th century, in which the king of an elkhound in the land of Throndzhame was named.
The name Elkhound accepts the breed's old quarry, the giant elk or moose. Elkhounds specialized in following the trail of these magnificent and dangerous creatures at a distance and dodging them until the trailing hunters arrived. Alkhoids do not see anything in warm clothes such as warm-eared, sleek-coated scanthoids, but are classified as sores based on their job description: leaving behind and holding a hot-blooded mine.