The Black Norwegian Elkhound, a native breed of Norway, is a typical spitz-type dog and the smallest of the elkhounds. It is a calm, devoted dog that forms close bonds with family members.
Source: http://web2.nkk.no/en/about_nkk/norwegian_breeds/ (Internet Archives)
Links to Breed Descriptions:
RAS Information: https://elghundforbundet.no/nes-raseinformasjon/
Native Dog Breeds of Norway - Norwegian national heritage and pride
Other Names for Breed:
Norsk Elghund Sort
Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club:
The basis of breed/conformation shows is the judging of pedigree dogs against the 'Breed Standard', which is a picture in words that describes the range of features that are deemed appropriate for the breed. One of the major international standards is:
FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale)
1. Finnish Kennel Club Database: Norwegian Elkhound (Black) https://jalostus.kennelliitto.fi/frmEtusivu.aspx?R=268
Breeding/Health Strategy Documents:
Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links:
Norway: RAS: https://www.nkk.no/getfile.php/132070081-1539609035/Filer/RAS/RAS/Norsk elghund sort RAS.pdf
Sweden: Breed-specific Breeding Strategies: (in Swedish) and/ or English summary
Breed-Specific DNA Tests:
See the RAS.
We are listing sites for breed clubs with health or other information that might be helpful. Follow links below.
Norway: Norske Elghundklubbers Forbund
Norwegian Elkhound (black)
Finland: SHHJ - FJGK
Sweden: Svenska Älghundklubben