Did You Know That Elkhounds Are Endangered?

The Norwegian Elkhound population is so low that their future is at risk.  Factors such as animal rights, mandatory spay and neuter, and legislation limiting dog breeding has severely affected our wonderful dogs.

Consider helping to SAVE THE ELKHOUND by purchasing a puppy or rehoming an adult from a reputable breeder that is a NEAA member.

Participate by joining the club or Subscribe to our feature articles.  Get updates on future breed preservation programs.
Contribute to our health research and education programs.

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About Breeders

Breeders are the future of our breed!  Many NEAA members are AKC Breeders of Merit and all agree to the code of ethics.

Not all Breeders are alike.  There are AKC Breeders of Merit, NEAA responsible breeder members, commercial breeders, backyard breeders and puppy mills.  

Champion breeding stock, breeder knowledge, pedigree research, health and DNA testing are all factors for healthy and happy dogs.

Puppy socialization and litter evaluation demand enormous time and attention. 

Rescue vs Rehome

Rescue is of unknown origin, usually a stray or shelter dog. Temperament, history and health is unknown.

Rehome is of known origin, usually with history and health records. Why Rehome a Dog?

  • Owners that can no longer keep a dog due to job or life changes.
  • Family emergencies such as death, hospitalization or assisted living.
  • Retired champions or young adults that are not of breeding quality.

Find A Dog

Ready to find an Elkhound?

An energetic Puppy, an Adult companion, or help a Senior Dog live out the best years of their life?

We are ready to help you find a breeder, a rehome or a rescue for you…

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