Norwegian Elkhound Information

Norwegian ElkhoundAmazingly, this beautiful breed is more than 5,000 years old. It originated in Norway, like the name implies, and was used to hunt bear, elk and other wild animals. The breed has a strong, hardy build and great stamina which allows him to withstand difficult weather and terrain.

The Norwegian Elkhound stands out for his striking silver and grey coat with distinctive markings. As far as personality goes, he is dependable, confident and stoic with a friendly side that emerges with time. The breed thrives on exercise, so make sure he gets daily walks.

Breed Stats

Average Size

chihuahua silouette
great dane silouette

Height: 1ft 6in - 1ft 8in     Weight: 48-55lbs
Lifespan: 11 - 15 Years


  • Affection
  • Children
  • Strangers
  • Other Dogs
  • Barking


  • Grooming
  • Shedding
  • Easy to Train
  • Time Alone
  • Exercise Need


  • Apartments
  • Cold Tolerance
  • Heat Tolerance

All dogs have their own personality and unique training, causing them to differ slightly from these breeds stats. However, please let us know if we made an error in the stats, we appreciate your help!

View All Breeds