Norwegian Elkhound Breed Maintenance
With the exception of a few times a year, the Norwegian Elkhound does not shed significantly. His coat is easy to maintain, requiring it be brushed weekly; during shedding periods more brushing might be necessary. A rubber brush or metal tooth comb are recommended to remove the dead hair that is stuck to the newly grown hair. Considered a clean breed when it comes to his coat, he is not particularly smelly and should only be bathed (with a high quality shampoo) when absolutely necessary. The nails of the Norwegian Elkhound should be trimmed as needed and his teeth brushed regularly to promote dental health. Norwegian Elkhounds require strenuous exercise for at least an hour every day. Dogs of the breed will be happy to run alongside your bike or take long hikes. While dogs of the breed can live outside even in cold weather, they prefer to be indoors with their family. As this breed is very active, having access to a fenced-in yard in helpful.