- Black Norwegian Elkhound
Black Norwegian Elkhound Black Norwegian Elkhound Other names Norsk Elghund Sort
Norsk Elghund Black
Norwegian Moose Dog (black)
Country of origin Norway Traits Classification and standards FCI Group 5 Section 2 #268 (Black) standard ANKC Group 4 (Hounds) standard NZKC Hounds standard Notes The FCI divides this into two breeds,
Grey (242) and Black (268).
Dog (Canis lupus familiaris)
The Black Norwegian Elkhound (Norsk Elghund Sort) is a modern variant of the Grey Norwegian Elkhound. It is a small Spitz breed and is very rare outside the Nordic countries of Scandinavia. It is bred for the same purpose as the Grey Norwegian Elkhound but is smaller, more agile, and easier to recognize in the snow. Historically, it is a much "younger" breed, first bred in Norway during the early 19th century.
The AKC breed name "Elkhound," is a direct translation from its original Norwegian name "Elghund," meaning "moose dog." In Norwegian, "elg" means "moose", and "hund" means "dog."
The Black Norwegian Elkhound is a typical Spitz breed with a short compact body, dark eyes, ears standing straight up, and a curly tail carried over the back. It has a rich coat that does not stand out from the body. This is an all-weather hunting dog and the coat is very important. It must be able to keep out the heavy autumn rain in Scandinavia and endure the cold weather, which it does very well.
It has a dense, short, thick, course, double coat and is solid black. The dog stands about 46-51 centimeters (18"-20") - 47 cm (+3/-4) for males and 44 cm (+3/-4) for females - and weighs about 18 kilograms (40 lbs).
The Black Norwegian Elkhound is a very robust and hardy dog: very alert and full of power and pride. It is more strong-minded than the Grey Elkhound, and consequently needs a firm master as its leader. It is easy to train, but always needs something to do to be happy. It needs continuous exercise and activity in concert with its superb intelligence to do well. It is an excellent hunting dog and loves to be in the forest.
The Black Elkhound is used in all types of hunts but excels best in hunting large game such as elk, moose and bear. It is very good at tracking and makes an excellent watch dog. It is a good family dog but can sometimes be a bit contentious in relations with other dogs. The Elkhound has been an important dog for farmers in Scandinavia for hundreds of years.
Its coat requires frequent brushing.
- Karelian Bear Dog
- Norwegian Buhund
- Norwegian Elkhound
- Norwegian Lundehund
- Swedish Jamthund
- Swedish Lapphund
- Swedish Vallhund
- Tahltan Bear Dog (extinct)
- Norwegian Elkhound (Comprehensive Owner's Guide), 2005.
- Norwegian Elkhounds by Anna Katherine Nicholas. TFH, 1997.
- The Norwegian Elkhound (Pure Bred) by Nina P. Ross, PhD. Doral, 1995.
- The Elkhound in the British Isles by Anne Roslin-Williams. Witherby & Co., 1993.
- My 60 Years with Norwegian Elghunds by Olav P. Campbell, 1988.
- The New Complete Norwegian Elkhound, revised edition, by Olav Wallo. Howell, 1987.
- Norwegian Elkhounds by Anna Katherine Nicholas. TFH, 1983.
- Great Gray Dogs: The Norwegian Elkhound Factbook, 2nd edition. Great Gray Dogs, 1980.
- Your Norwegian Elkhound by Helen E. Franciose and Nancy C. Swanson. Denlinger, 1974.
- How to Raise and Train a Norwegian Elkhound by Glenna Clark Crafts. TFH, 1973. Reprint of the 1964 book with a different cover.
- Magazine Articles
- Dearth, Kim D.R. "The Norwegian Elkhound" Dog World September 1999, Vol. 84 Issue 9, p12-17.
- "Dog of the Vikings" Dog Fancy. April 1998.
- "Norwegian Elkhound". Dog World. July 1997, Vol. 82 Issue 7. p86.
Dogs originating in Norway Spitz-type dogsAkita Inu · Alaskan Husky · Alaskan Klee Kai · Alaskan Malamute · American Akita · American Eskimo Dog · Black Norwegian Elkhound · Canaan · Canadian Eskimo Dog · Chow Chow · East Siberian Laika · Eurasier · Finnish Lapphund · Finnish Spitz · German Spitz · Greenland Dog · Guejae Gae · Hokkaido · Icelandic Sheepdog · Indian Spitz · Jämthund · Japanese Spitz · Kai Ken · Karelian Bear Dog · Keeshond · Kintamani · Kishu · Korean Jindo Dog · Labrador Husky · Lapponian Herder · Mackenzie River Husky · Norrbottenspets · Northern Inuit Dog · Norwegian Buhund · Norwegian Elkhound · Norwegian Lundehund · Nureongi · Pomeranian · Pungsan Dog · Russo-European Laika · Sakhalin Husky · Salish Wool Dog · Samoyed · Schipperke · Seppala Siberian Sleddog · Shiba Inu · Shikoku · Siberian Husky · Swedish Lapphund · Swedish Vallhund · Thai Bangkaew Dog · Volpino Italiano · West Siberian Laika
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Norwegian Elkhound — A Norwegian Elkhound, showing the standard tightly curled tail – photographed on 29 August 2003. Other names Norsk Elghund Grå Norsk Elghund Gray Norwegian Elkhound Small Grey Elk Dog Norwegian Moose Dog Harmaa norjanhirvikoira Country of origin… … Wikipedia
Norwegian elkhound — noun breed of compact medium sized dog with a heavy grey coat developed in Norway for hunting elk • Syn: ↑elkhound • Hypernyms: ↑hound, ↑hound dog * * * noun 1. usually capitalized N&E : a Norwegian breed of medium sized compact short bodied dogs … Useful english dictionary
Norwegian elkhound — one of a breed of dogs having a short, compact body, short, pointed ears, and a thick, gray coat, raised originally in Norway for hunting elk and other game. [1925 30] * * * ▪ breed of dog breed of dog that originated thousands of years ago in… … Universalium
Norwegian elkhound — noun Date: 1930 any of a Norwegian breed of hardy short bodied medium sized dogs with erect ears and a very heavy coat of gray hairs with black tips … New Collegiate Dictionary
Norwegian Buhund — A wheaten Norwegian Buhund. Other names Norsk Buhund Norwegian Sheepdog Country of origin Norway Traits … Wikipedia
Norwegian Lundehund — Other names Norsk Lundehund Norwegian Puffin Dog Nicknames Lundehund Country of origin … Wikipedia
List of dog breeds — This Chihuahua mix and Great Dane show some of the tremendous variety of dog breeds. Dogs have been selectively bred for thousands of years, sometimes by inbreeding dogs from the same ancestral lines, sometimes by mixing dogs from very different… … Wikipedia
Chow Chow — This article is about the breed of dog. For the food, see Chow chow. Chow chow A red Chow Chow puppy Other names Chow, Chowdren Country of origin China Traits … Wikipedia
Korean Jindo Dog — A white Jindo Other names Chindo Jindo Jindo Gae JindoGae Jin dog Jindo Gu (based on the Hanja spelling) Country of origin South Korea Traits … Wikipedia
Alaskan Malamute — Nicknames Mal or Mally Country of origin United States (Alaska) Traits Coat Thick, a double coat, with plush undercoat Color … Wikipedia