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Gray Norwegian Elkhound Gray

The ebullient moose hunter

Breed
FCI-5
Spitz and Primitive types
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Original Name : Norsk Elghund Grå

Type : Lupoid

Other Names : Norwegian, Moose, Dog

Male size : Ideally, 20½ inches

Female size : Ideally, 19½ inches

Degree of grooming :

Countries of origin : Norway

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The grey Norwegian Elkhound is specialized in tracking moose – known as elks in Britain, which is where it got its English name. Hunting this kind of beast demands strength, fearlessnesss, energy, and braveness.

Head+

Wedge-shaped, relatively broad at the ears, clean.

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Body+

Strong with short loins.

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Coat+

Various shades of gray. Black-tipped topcoat.

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Ears+

Set high, firm and erect, relatively small.

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Tail+

Set high, strong, relatively short.

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Hair+

Medium length topcoat, thick, coarse, abundant, not curled; soft undercoat.

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Norwegian Elkhounds are dogs of a typical Spitz type, characterized by a short, square body. The neck is elastic and carried well, the ears are erect. The coat is thick and abundant, though neither bristling nor long. The tail is tightly curled over the back.

Did you know ?

The harness, approximately 2 inches thick and running from the withers to the elbows, is the most striking feature of the coat. Here, the topcoat is not black-tipped.

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