The Norwegian Elkhound is a fearless, reliable, energetic and extremely loyal companion. These dogs may be a little reserved around strangers, but they will greet family members and other people they know with gusto. Like other northern-type dogs, the Norwegian elkhound is a relatively independent animal. The Elkhound's watchdog talents are evident in its tendency to be territorial. Caution is in order with respect to adding a Norwegian elkhound to a family that already has smaller pets; this dog may view the smaller animals as prey. Norwegian Elkhounds are high-energy animals that need a relatively high amount of strenuous exercise — at least an hour a day — if they are to thrive. The dog's excellent sense of smell may cause prove to be a distraction during training.
He has springy legs and secure fencing is a must. Out walking is ignores most other dogs and also cars and walks on loose lead. He loves kids and will join in kids play. Our trainer says: "He will jump up so best suited to older kids, 12+yo and a family willing to train." He does pull on lead a bit and loves to run! He enjoys being patted and cuddled by volunteers. He site on command and seems easy to train. Walkers say "fast learner, walks well on leash after first excitement passes. Lovely boy." He is best suited to a family with arctic breed experience. He has a fluffy coat that needs lots of brushing. He weighs 19.3kg.
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