Norwegian Elkhound Dog
Category: Hound Dogs
Facts about Norwegian Elkhound Dogs, "Scientific name for Norwegian Elkhound Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The Norwegian Elkhound Dog is a variety of dog that is native to Norway. This dog breed is one among the ancient varieties of the Northern Spitz variety and it is the Norway’s National Dog. The Norwegian Elkhound Dog breed has been employed as a guardian, hunter, defender and herder. It is recognized for its bravery in trailing and hunting elk or moose and other great game, such as a wolf or bear.
Norwegian Elkhound Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
A Norwegian Elkhound Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Norwegian Elkhound Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the Norwegian Elkhound Dogs eye protected and moist. Norwegian Elkhound Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals
The average height to the shoulders of the Norwegian Elkhound Dog Male is 19 to 21 inches (48 to 53.4 cm) and the average height of females is 18 to 20 inches (45.7 to 50.8 cm) and the average weight of the male is 50 to 60 pounds (22.7 to 27.2 kg) and the average weight of the female is 40 to 55 pounds (18.1 to 25 kg).
The Norwegian Elkhound Dog breed is a strong, average-sized Spitz-category dog, with a small and squarely constructed body. The rear part of the body of the breed is strong and straight. The Norwegian Elkhound Dog wedge-shaped cranium is wide at the ears. The muzzle of the breed is thicker at the bottom, shrinking, but not to a point, with an obviously defined stop. The teeth of the Norwegian Elkhound Dog meet in a scissors bite. Their oval-shaped eyes are medium in size, and they are dark brown in color. The firm ears of these breeds are set high on their cranium, but extremely mobile. The Norwegian Elkhound Dogs have the upper body, which is profound and relatively broad. The Norwegian Elkhound Dogs have straight appearing legs, and their oval paws are tight and small with thick pads. Their tightly coiled tail is set high over the back. Usually, there are dewclaws on the forelegs, but not on the back legs. The thick and hard double coat offers the dog the necessary protection against all types of weather. The coat of the Norwegian Elkhound Dog breed appears gray in color with black tips.
The Norwegian Elkhound Dog breed is courageous, alert, welcoming and faithful. Even though some may be rather aloof with strangers, it will welcome friends and family it knows with passion. The Norwegian Elkhound Dogs are passive, reliable and energetic, and they are good kid companions. The Norwegian Elkhound Dog breed has its own mind and is quite independent.
A Norwegian Elkhound Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Norwegian Elkhound Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Norwegian Elkhound Dogs they have 42 teeth.
Female Norwegian Elkhound Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Norwegian Elkhound Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month. Female Norwegian Elkhound Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born
The Norwegian Elkhound Dog breed has a tough, coarse, heavy coat, which is trouble-free to groom. Norwegian Elkhound Dog is supposed to be brushed frequently, with additional care given as the dog is shedding its thick undercoat. This dog breed is a cyclic heavy shedder.
The average lifespan of the Norwegian Elkhound Dog breed ranges from 12 years to 15 years.
The Norwegian Elkhound Dog belongs to the Hound Group and in 1913 the breed was recognized (AKC) American Kennel Club.
When purchasing a Norwegian Elkhound Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references, check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
Norwegian Elkhound Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. A Norwegian Elkhound Dogs can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Norwegian Elkhound Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
Average body temperature for a Norwegian Elkhound Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
A Norwegian Elkhound Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
The number one heath problems amongst Norwegian Elkhound Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that dogs have are just an issue of long toenails.
Norwegian Elkhound Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.
Only humans and Norwegian Elkhound Dogs have prostates, But a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Norwegian Elkhound Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. A Norwegian Elkhound Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Norwegian Elkhound Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.