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Swedish Elkhound

The most powerful of the moose hunters

Breed
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Spitz and Primitive types
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Original Name : Jämthund

Type : Lupoid

Other Names : Jämthund

Male size : 22½-25½ inches

Female size : 20½-23½ inches

Degree of grooming :

Countries of origin : Sweden

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Courageous and energetic, but calm and impassive, too, Swedish Elkhounds are large Spitz-type dogs with rectangular bodies and pure lines. These strong, solidly built dogs are of good stature and agile, without ever giving the impression of being too heavy.

Head+

Fairly long, pure lines, relatively broad between the ears.

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Body+

Powerful, pure lines, slightly longer than the height at the withers.

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Coat+

Light and dark gray.

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Ears+

Set high, pointed, perfectly erect and attentive.

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Tail+

Set high, medium length, even thickness.

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Hair+

Fairly close topcoat without being flat. Short, soft undercoat of light gray, preferably cream.

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Swedish Elkhounds were only recognized as a separate breed in 1946, despite belonging to an ancient type that has been found in north-central Sweden – particularly the province of Jämtland – ever since people started colonizing the region. However, Jämthunds were traditionally regarded as the same breed as the smaller Norwegian Elkhound.

Did you know ?

As well as hunting moose, Swedish Elkhounds were also used against bears and lynxes, so they should be very strong and especially tough.

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