Dog Breed Group: Hunting Dog
Life Span: 10-12 years
Weight: Male: 20-25, Female: 20-22
Height: Male: 20-21, Female: 19-20
Origin of Name: The Norwegian Elkhound is one of the Northern Spitz-type breed of dog and is the National Dog of Norway.
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Shipmates of the Vikings, protectors of remote farms, herds of wolves and herds from flocks, a bear, a hunter and always a hunter, and a companion for restless wandering men, the Norwegian Allund with all its Nordic traits for more than six millennia. Has survived 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 Jरेनren, western Norway, his skeleton was found among stone tools dating from 4000 to 5000 BCE. 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. The Elkhounds specialized in following the trail of these magnificent and dangerous creatures at a distance and dodging the attack until the trailing hunters arrived. Alkhoids do not see anything in warm clothes such as warm-eared, sleek-coated scanthoids, but they are classified as sores based on their job description: leaving behind and holding a hot-blooded mine.