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Black Norwegian Elkhound

Origin Norway
GroupHunting Dogs
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Other Names
What other names does the Black Norwegian Elkhound have? The breed also known as...
Norsk Elghund Sort, Norsk Elghund Black, Black Elkhound, Norwegian Moose Dog (black)
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
Price
How much does the Black Norwegian Elkhound puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
$500-$700
If you choose to purchase the Black Norwegian Elkhound, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a dog for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Black Norwegian Elkhound gets to a happy place.

General Appearance

Size
What is the Black Norwegian Elkhound's size? How big is this dog?
Medium
Weight
How much does the Black Norwegian Elkhound weigh?
Male: 50-60 pounds (23-27 kg), Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of this canine?
Male: 55 pounds (25 kg), Female: 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Black Norwegian Elkhound?
Male: 19-21 inches (48-53 cm), Female: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido?
Male: 20 inches (50.5 cm), Female: 19 inches (48.5 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Black Norwegian Elkhound have? What does this canine coat look like?
Double
Colors
What color is the Black Norwegian Elkhound's coat? What color is a proper this fido coat?
Black
Grooming
How to groom the Black Norwegian Elkhound and how often?
Average: The Black Norwegian Elkhound requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential. Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes. Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath. If you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of your Black Norwegian Elkhound, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Black Norwegian Elkhounds shed? How to control, reduce and prevent this canine shedding?
Black Norwegian Elkhounds shed quite a little. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of the hair loss mostly depends on their health status and breed type. Black Norwegian Elkhounds could be a good choice if you don't really like dog hair.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Black Norwegian Elkhound have?
AlertIntelligentRobustHardyProudStrongWilled
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Black Norwegian Elkhound?
Smart: Black Norwegian Elkhound's intelligence is above average. Tricks and commands can be trained easily. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions. This breed obeys for the first command 70% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Black Norwegian Elkhounds easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Black Norwegian Elkhounds are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful dog breed is this dog?
Black Norwegian Elkhounds, like any other average dog breed, like playing. Sometimes they bark as excitement for playing, but they are not the most playful dog breed.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive is it?
Black Norwegian Elkhounds have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for a moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Black Norwegian Elkhounds are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely to their owners.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does need this dog?
Black Norwegian Elkhounds need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Barking
Do Black Norwegian Elkhounds bark a lot? Why does my dog bark?
Low to Average: The Black Norwegian Elkhound rarely barks. This breed could be a good choice if you're looking for a quiet breed. They don't bark unless there is a good reason. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Are Black Norwegian Elkhounds good watchdogs?
Black Norwegian Elkhounds are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Black Norwegian Elkhounds will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Does this canine have an aggressive/protective behavior of their territory/property?
Black Norwegian Elkhounds strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.
Biting Potential
How likely are you to get bite from this dog? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Black Norwegian Elkhound has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Black Norwegian Elkhound do? How big is the mouthiness potential of this breed?
Black Norwegian Elkhounds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not an aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Black Norwegian Elkhounds need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Black Norwegian Elkhound to run away? This dog wanderlust potential:
Black Norwegian Elkhounds have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive?
Black Norwegian Elkhounds have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Black Norwegian Elkhounds are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on leash.
Apartment Friendly
Are Black Norwegian Elkhounds good apartment dogs? Can they live in a flat?
Black Norwegian Elkhounds are apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walks outside they don't require a big garden.
Adaptability
Are they adaptive and easy to handle?
Black Norwegian Elkhounds adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they good with strangers? Are they friendly with strangers?
Black Norwegian Elkhounds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Black Norwegian Elkhounds kid-friendly dogs? Are they good with young children?
Black Norwegian Elkhounds are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Black Norwegian Elkhounds get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido temperament with cats?
Black Norwegian Elkhounds are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Are they dog-friendly with other dogs? How well do Black Norwegian Elkhounds get along with dogs? What is this canine temperament with dogs?
Black Norwegian Elkhounds are average friendly dogs towards other dogs.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Are they healthy breed? Do Black Norwegian Elkhounds have health problems?
Black Norwegian Elkhounds tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Black Norwegian Elkhounds live? What is this dog average life span?
12-15 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Black Norwegian Elkhound breed hypoallergenic?
No
Black Norwegian Elkhounds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Black Norwegian Elkhound have? How high is the energy level of this fido?
Black Norwegian Elkhounds are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Black Norwegian Elkhounds require per day?
Black Norwegian Elkhounds need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Black Norwegian Elkhounds don't need to much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Black Norwegian Elkhound need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
2 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? The risk for obesity:
Average to High. If you don't pay attention to the Black Norwegian Elkhound's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Black Norwegian Elkhound's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate cold and hot weather?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Black Norwegian Elkhound can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Medium
The Black Norwegian Elkhound has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Do they drool? How much does it drool?
The Black Norwegian Elkhound is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Black Norwegian Elkhound could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Black Norwegian Elkhound. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog pregnancy last? How long does it take to have a few puppies?
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Black Norwegian Elkhound: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Black Norwegian Elkhound have a litter? Twice a year (maximum)
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Black Norwegian Elkhound have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-6 puppies

Advantages

  • Shedding Level: Black Norwegian Elkhounds shed quite a little.
  • Drooling tendency: The Black Norwegian Elkhound is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Black Norwegian Elkhound's intelligence is above average.
  • Barking: Low to Average: The Black Norwegian Elkhound rarely barks.
  • Watchdog Ability: Black Norwegian Elkhounds are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Apartment Friendly: Black Norwegian Elkhounds are apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Territorial: Black Norwegian Elkhounds strongly protect their territory.

Disadvantages

  • Hypoallergenic: Black Norwegian Elkhounds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Weight Gain Potential: Average to High.

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