Norwegian Elkhound is characterized by its boldness,
agility, intelligence and a gregarious nature. A
bit of a clown, Elkhounds are dog extroverts.
Affectionate and good natured with adults and children
alike. Because they have been bred to act as
independent scouts for hunting, close obedience work is
not their forte. Although quite trainable for
basic obedience they rarely display the slavish desire
to please that one might find in other breeds (the
Golden Retriever for instance). Elkhounds
usually need a tangible payoff for their work.
Food will do while faint praise will not. They must be
stimulated and motivated to perform superior obedience
work. Theirs is a partnership with humans.
With this in mind they make wonderful companions."
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few places you can find more information about the breed.
Elkhounds aren't for everyone and you should spend some
time reading about them before you decide to adopt one.
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