• Norwegian Elkhound

    The Norwegian Elkhound is a hardy hunting dog of medium size and substance. The breed has a keen, alert expression and the courage, stamina, and agility to track big game across uneven terrain.

  • Group: Companion
    Lifespan: 12–15 yr
    Height: 18–2 in
    Weight: 35–70 lb

  • Care

    Norwegian Elkhounds require daily brushing to keep their thick, double coats looking their best. A slicker brush is the best tool for the job. Brush in the opposite direction of hair growth to remove dead hair and help control shedding. Norwegian Elkhounds "blow their coats" twice per year. Grooming needs to be stepped up during these periods to manage their undercoats. Bathing them during these seasonal shedding periods will also help. To round out the grooming routine, keep their nails trimmed and ears cleaned. Norwegian Elkhounds also require regular dental care that includes at-home teeth brushing and annual professional dental cleanings. Start a dental care program early and maintain it throughout their lives.

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    Norwegian Elkhounds require daily brushing to keep their thick, double coats looking their best. A slicker brush is the best tool for the job. Brush in the opposite direction of hair growth to remove dead hair and help control shedding.

  • Disorders

    Hip dysplasia
    Cataracts, Familial kidney disease, Glaucoma, Osteochondrodysplasia - skeletal dwarfism, Progressive retinal atrophy, Retinal dysplasia
    Entropion Disorders of sexual development - sexual reversal Fanconi syndrome

    Always visit a professional veterinarian if you believe your dog may have health issues.