One of the oldest breed that exists in dog is the Norwegian elkhound. This breed of dog is excellent trackers and hunters of moose and sometimes they even hunt for big shots like wolf and bear. Norwegian elkhound means Norwegian moose dogs.
The Norwegian elkhound is preferred as a family pet and has many qualities that one can die for. They are amazing trackers, defenders, hunters, guardian and herders.
The very first elkhound is registered to be displayed in a dog exhibition that was held in Norway in the year 1877 and hence is listed among the ancient dog breeds. Here are some properties of elkhound that stands some- what unique and fascinating.
A Norwegian elkhound weighs between 20 to 23 kilograms and takes a height of 19 to 21 inches. The face of an elkhound is similar to a wedge shape and is broad. They have deep and friendly eyes that are mostly dark brown in color and their body color is a nice mix of black and white that some time resembles to be silver shaded color.
They have erected ears that are sharply pointed at the tip and they have scissors teeth. They have a soft undercoat and straight small furs.
The life span of a Norwegian elkhound lies between 14 to 16 years. They have rolled small tails. The elkhound can sometimes be prone to thyroid problems and they do under go health issues like cysts which are common in small breeds and can be cured if treated correctly.