An Elkhound is a hunting dog , who for hunting on moose is used. Search Elchhunde at long range the wild . They silently pursue fleeing game, then stop and bark at it until the hunter comes. They are independent and willful and also raise large game . Elk dogs are also used to hunt other game including bears. The old name of the Norwegian elkhound, Dyrehund (dyr = animal; animal dog) indicates this.
The following breeds recognized by the FCI belong to the elk dogs :
- Hans-Joachim Swarovsky: BI-Lexicon dog breeds . 2nd Edition. VEB Bibliographisches Institut, Leipzig 1985, p. 209 .
- Breed presentation Norwegian Elk and (pdf) of the Norwegian breeding association Norsk Kennel Klub (NKK)