Norwegian Elkhound black

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Norwegian Elkhound black
( Norsk Elghund Sort )
Norwegian Elkhound black
FCI Standard No. 268
Origin :


Alternative names:

sort Dyrehund

Withers height:

Males 46–49 cm,
ideally 47 cm.
Bitches 43–46 cm,
ideally 44 cm

List of domestic dogs

The Norwegian Elkhound black is an FCI recognized Norwegian breed of dog ( FCI Group 5, Section 2, Standard No. 268 ). He is originally a hunting dog for moose hunting ( Elkhound ).


The approx. 49 cm tall dog is an extraordinarily persistent and weather-hard hunting dog of the pointy type. He has tight, harsh hair in solid black with a little white.


The Norwegian Elkhound black should behave fearlessly, energetically and courageously without being aggressive.


These dogs are used as family dogs , but also for hunting elk . Work tests according to the FCI regulations are only available for the Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway, Finland).

Individual evidence

  1. Breed presentation (pdf) of the Norwegian breeding association Norsk Kennel Klub (NKK)
  2. ^ Hans-Joachim Swarovsky: BI-Lexicon dog breeds . 2nd Edition. VEB Bibliographisches Institut, Leipzig 1985, p. 152 .

Web links

Commons : Elkhound  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

See also