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Norwegian Elkhound

Breed: Norwegian Elkhound Find Litters

The Norwegian Elkhound is one of the ancient Northern Spitz-type breed of dog and is the National Dog of Norway. The Elkhound has served as a hunter, guardian, herder, and defender. It is known for its courage in tracking and hunting moose (or elk) and other large game, such as bears or wolves. It is one of the oldest dog breeds, and Elkhounds have been found buried in Viking burial grounds. They make excellent family pets.

Health issues can include Hip dysplasia, Hypothyroidism, and Kidney disease.

Common Medical Disorders

Eye disorders
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Progressive retinal atrophy
  • Retinal dysplasia
Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Osteochondrodysplasia - skeletal dwarfism
Urinary and reproductive disorders Familial kidney disease

Lifetime Cost of Ownership

Accessories £10 per month. Total £1,200
Food £40 per month. Total £4,800
Health and Dental £15 per month. Total £1,800
Veterinary Care Traditional pet insurance for a Norwegian Elkhound would be £4,169 over ten years. Equivalent cover through claim sharing would cost £2,918. Claim sharing saves you £1,251.
10 Year Cost £11,969 with insurance or save £1,251 with claim sharing


Character Strong Willed, Loyal, Alert.

Breed Information

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