The Norwegian Elkhounds are fearless, reliable, energetic and extremely loyal friends. These dogs are a little shy of strangers, but they are always glad to family members and other acquaintances. Like other northern-type dogs, the Norwegian Elkhound is a relatively independent animal. This independence is needed while the dog is keeping the elk waiting for the hunter, but it can be a problem when it comes to obedience training. The Elkhound’s watchdog talents are evident in his tendency to defend territory and bark more dogs of other breeds.
This intelligent, independent, but affectionate dog takes root best in families with calm adults, or without children at all. Care must be taken if the family already has smaller pets; the dog may regard them as prey.
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