So you’re looking to adopt an Norwegian Elkhound, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “Norwegian Elkhounds are hardy, short-bodied dogs standing about 20 inches at the shoulder. They have a dense silver-gray coat and a tail curling tightly over the back. The deep chest, sturdy legs, and muscular thighs belong to a dog built for an honest day’s work. The eyes are a dark brown and the ears mobile and erect. Overall, an Elkhound is the picture of an alert and steadfast dog of the north.Elkhounds are famously fine companions and intelligent watchdogs. Agility and herding trials are good outlets for their natural athleticism and eagerness. Reserved until introductions are made, an Elkhound is a trustworthy friend ever after. These strong, confident dogs are truly sensitive souls, with a dash of houndy independence. The Norwegian Elkhound is a robust spitz type known for his lush silver-gray coat and dignified but friendly demeanor. The durable Elkhound is among Europe’s oldest dogs. They sailed with the Vikings and figure in Norse art and legend.”
An Norwegian Elkhound typically ranges from 49.53cm to 52.07cm in height, and weighs from 21.772433760000002kg to 24.947580350000003kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Norwegian Elkhound breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Norwegian Elkhound insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.