Colour: Grey, Silver and Black
Lifespan: 12 to 13 years
Unlike many hounds, Elkhounds are vocal and strong-willed. They are independent, active hunters and own a coat that could protect them from the worst of weathers.
Unlike many hounds, Elkhounds are vocal and strong-willed. They are independent, active hunters and own a coat that could protect them from the worst of weathers, but which can be problematic in a warm house and requires daily care.
Originally bred to hunt elk, lynx, wolves and small game.
The Elkhound is playful, active and inquisitive.
High. Very active and needs plenty of exercise.
Owners: independent, loyal
Other pets: may be problematic with small pets
Strangers: reserved, need to be socialized well
Unfamiliar dogs: can be difficult with dogs they live with
Active, easy-going owner with tolerant neighbours who likes the Elkhound's independent, extrovert nature and who can provide plenty of exercise and grooming.
May bark excessively. Lack of exercise may lead to digging or escaping.
The Elkhound's bushy tail is tightly curled over the back.
This dog sheds loose hair in the house, and will need daily grooming.
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