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Norwegian Elkhound (Black)

The other moose hunter

Breed
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Spitz and Primitive types
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Original Name : Norsk Elghund Sort

Type : Lupoid

Other Names : Norwegian, Moose, Dog

Male size : 18-19½ inches, ideally 18½ inches

Female size : 17-18 inches, ideally 17¼ inches

Degree of grooming :

Countries of origin : Norway

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Like its grey namesake, the black Norwegian Elkhound was bred to track moose – known as elks in Britain, which is how it got its English name. The courage and coolness needed to pursue these powerful animals continue to be sought after by breeders today.

Head+

Wedge-shaped, tapering to the nose, clean and light, but comparatively broad between the ears.

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Body+

Level topline, well-defined withers, straight, strong back.

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Coat+

Shiny black. A little white on tail and feet is tolerated.

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Ears+

Set high, pricked, a little longer than they are broad at the base, pointed.

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Tail+

Set high, short, thick, with thick, close hair, but no feathering.

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Hair+

Dense and rough, but close to the body. Short and smooth on the head and the front of the legs.

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This typical Spitz-type breed has a square-shaped body, covered by fairly close black hair. The prick ears are pointed, the tail curled over the back and the muscular, athletic neck carried proudly.

Did you know ?

The black is the smaller of the two Norwegian Elkhounds. Its bigger cousin is generally gray-coated.

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