Dog Breed

Black Norwegian Elkhound

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Full Name
Black Norwegian Elkhound
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Life Span
12 - 15 years
Weight
51 – 60 pounds
Description

The Black Norwegian Elkhound is a modern variant of the Grey Norwegian Elkhound. It is a small Spitz breed and is very rare outside the Nordic countries of Scandinavia. It is bred for the same purpose as the Grey Norwegian Elkhound but is smaller, more agile, and easier to recognize in the snow.

Origin
Norway
Bred For
Hunting Dog
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    Family Considerations
    Child Friendly

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    Stranger Friendly

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    Dog Friendly

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    Likes to Cuddle

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    Playfulness

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    Service Dog Ability

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    Overall Ease of Breed
    Ease for Novice

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    Training Potential

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    Amount of Shedding

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    Ease of Grooming

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    Exercise Need

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    Personality
    Intelligence

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    Amount of Barking

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    Guard Dog Ability

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    Tolerates Being Alone

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    Home and Environment Considerations
    Good for Apartment Living

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    Size

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    Tolerates Heat

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    Tolerates Cold

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    Potential to Run Away

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    Physical Characteristics
    General Health

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    Energy Level

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    Amount of Drooling

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    Prey Drive

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    Athleticism

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  2. Black Norwegian Elkhound
The Black Norwegian Elkhound is a purebred dog that falls within the larger Uncategorized dog breed group.
Uncategorized group: This dog is unique! It is not characterized into any of the dog breed groups. The truth is, there really is no perfect way to categorize dog breeds. Dog breeds have changed drastically with time; not only because they are used less and less for work, and increasingly for home companionship, but also because today's dogs are being mixed more frequently than in the past. Typically an uncategorized dog could go into two or more groups just as easily, so it is more accurate to leave it as 'uncategorized'.

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