Hello and welcome to the website of the NECGB where you can find information about the breed plus helpful tips and photos that will hopefully encourage you to look seriously at this beautiful breed as a potential family member.
But first a word of warning...................ONE Elkhound is never enough!
The National dog of Norway, the Norwegian Elkhound is in fact a misnomer. The correct translation of its name from the Norwegian should be Norwegian Moose dog grey. In its native country the Elkhound is used to track Moose not Elk and to hold it at bay by barking and dancing around it until the hunter gets there. While they are still widely used for hunting in Norway, that obviously can’t happen here but they still retain that hunting instinct.
A very healthy breed, they make wonderful family pets being very sociable and relatively easy to train.
They have a profuse, dense waterproof coat, eminently cuddly and easy to groom which has only one drawback. They moult - heavily! Once a year for males and twice a year for females. Make sure you can live with hair if you are considering one. Also, unless trained from a young age, they can be barkers because that is their purpose when hunting. This is easily prevented and they make devoted, loving family members equally as happy lying in the comfiest chair by the fire as trekking for miles in the country over rough terrain.
I’m called a Norwegian Elkhound
A dog that has oodles of hair
That certainly will fill your vacuum
And cover the seat of your chair.
I’m an exceptionally loving creature
Who would love to be with you all day
To go for long walks in the country
And find lots of reasons to play.
In my country of origin. Norway
My relations still hunt for moose
But I’m happy to walk in the fields or a park
Finding mice when I go running loose.
I’m equally happy curled up in your chair
Or lying in front of the fire
To stay with my family,
Be petted and groomed
Is all that I really desire.
The Main Objectives of the Club are to:
Promote and encourage the breeding of pure Norwegian Elkhounds
Define precisely a description of the true type
Urge the adoption of a standard type on Breeders, Exhibitors, Judges and others as the only recognised and unvarying standard by which the breed should be judged
Support shows by financial guarantees, by providing or recommending judges and disseminating information
Advance interest in the breed at home and abroad.
Our Record Breaking Elkhounds
Current Female Elkhound Winning Record Holder
Champion Ravenstone Hattie otherwise know as 'Heidi'
27 res CC's
BIS All Breeds Three Counties Ch Show 1982.
Hound Group winner Birmingham National 1986
Res Hound Group Border Union 1982
Res BIS Norwegian Elkhound Club of GB Ch Show1981
Res BIS Elkhound Association of Scotland Ch Show 1981
BIS Elkhound Association of Scotland Ch Show 1982
Res BIS Elkhound Association of Scotland Ch Show 1987
Finalist Contest of Champions 1982
Current Male Elkhound Winning Record Holder
Champion Kestos I Spy at Graythor JW and Sc CM otherwise know as 'Kris'
31 GROUP PLACINGS AT CH SHOWS
51 BOB AT CH SHOWS WITH CC'S
28 BOB AT CH SHOWS WITH NO CC'S making a total of 79 B.O.B. at championship shows.
B.I.S. at Hound Association of Scotland Championship Show
Reserve B.I.S at SKC
Reserve BIS at Hound Association
5 GREEN STARS
B.I.S. at Norwegian Elkhound association of Scotland Championship Show 3 times
Best in Show at NECGB Championship Show
Winner of Contest of Champions 2009
Top Winning UK Hound 2009
B.O.B at Crufts 5 times
2006 Hound Group 1
2007 Hound Group 3
2008 Hound Group 3
2013 Hound Group 4
Represented the breed at the Contest of Champions Final at the age of 10.
Top winning UK Elkhound 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011
He has also secured many Best Veteran Classes.