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Seasons Greetings From Kamia Kennels

It has been snowing pretty steady all winter, I had brushed off about a foot of snow off the trucks at one time, now it's up again about two feet. All our trails are really deep, four feet in most places.

Jay and I with the Elkhounds Christmas Day
Jay and The Elkhounds Christmas Day 2014
Jay and I had a great hike Christmas day. It was nice out so in the afternoon we took Tekla, Tuva, Kamp, Kalia, Kai, Jaegar and went for a good hike, they all had a great time.

Kamia Kennels Winter 2015
Winter Wonderland - Kamia Kennels

At this time of year it gets some beautiful around here. The trees are loaded with snow, our trails are fluffly powder ever day, its big snow flakes all the time, Wow! Super Natural BC.

Tekla and Tuva, Twin Elkhounds
Tekla and Tuva - Twin Elkhound Females January 12, 2015

These two are inseparable. Where one looks the other looks, where one goes the other goes. I still can't hardly tell them apart. If I call Tuva, they both come , if I call Telka they both come. So I just call Tekla/Tuva and the both come burning over.

Mia, Female Elkhound, Kamia Kennels
Mia, Female Elkhound 9 Years Old -  Photo Taken December 21, 2014

There are no breeds of dog better suited to this terrain. Mia loves it out here. She came on every hike today, we were out all day. She trains, she watches, she tunes some in, she plays, she is an awesome female. She has quite the clan around her. She is as powerful today as ever. Still super strong, solid as a rock.

The Norwegian Elkhound, an ancient breed with history dating back thousands of years, is a powerful, dominant and loyal companion for any family.

Norwegian Elkhounds have been used to hunt & guard for centuries, they have remained virtually unchanged, providing the companionship and loyal protective traits so well known by our ancestors still today, even though some roles perhaps have changed for them.


Elkhound Traits:

  • Strong Willed ( "Yet very trainable" )
  • Healthy and Strong
    • Virtually no eye, ear or feet problems
    • Fast and quick, very agile, compact and powerful
    • Beautiful Double Coat:
      • Thick warm inner layer, coarse water repellent outer layer
    • Tightly Curled Tail
    • Litter size 8 average
    • These dogs have a No Odour Coat - no wet smell
  • Excellent Winter Dog - these dogs love snow
  • Very Territorial - Norwegian Elkhounds make excellent watch and guard or personal protection dogs
  • Outstanding Family Dogs -  ( these dogs bond to a family and make terrific companions )
  • Full Exercise Required: these are high energy dogs, they need lots of room and lots of exercise
  • Barking is Instinctive: these dogs alert you if anything comes into the territory, they bark and are loud, excellent as watch dogs.

The history of an Elkhound clearly indicates a use in hunting and protection, this trait is still foremost as these dogs have changed little if at all. Used to slow down and distract large game by barking and moving in circles around the game, the dogs were essential to the success of any hunt. They're agile and powerful features made them able to remain out of harms way in rugged terrain, yet keep up and in fact bay large Moose and hold them at bay. The barking and circling were two very effective methods to allow the hunter to get in close undetected as the game was distracted and constantly having to focus on the dogs.


Elkhounds have been protective and courageous and use these traits in this role. It is fascinating to watch a pair of Elkhounds with an intruder, they move extremely fast, they circle, the hair is up the entire length of the back, the bark is loud, the black face and especially the black around the jaws highlight the white fangs. These dogs are an excellent watch dog, guard dog, or personal protection dog.


Elkhounds will watch over the family unit as one - they make one of the best choices for a family who wants a loyal companion. Norwegian Elkhounds are not normally overly aggressive to strangers, however they are aloof to those not part of the family unit. To the family unit though they are as warm and as much apart of your life as you want them to be.


Jaegar and Tora

Jaegar and Tora - February 5, 2015

The two big rascals, Jaegar and Tora get to keep watch while all the young dogs in the back get to play. Desna, Kai and Kalia are roughhousing in the snow behind them. Brother and Sister. In my opinion the two best Elkhounds in Canada.


Both of these two are muscled in. Tora over 60 lbs Jaegar over 70 lbs. Both have a zero tolerance for intrusion of any thing on 4 legs. Both are social with people, but if they sense they don't like you, you won't get by them. These are full working dogs.


Tora is finished having pups, but she is going to be training them for me for years. Her daughter Kai in the back there gets some schooling every day. That young fella laying down by Kai, Desna, he is a half brother to Tora and Jaegar. He watches and learns from them every day. Jaegar will be having more litters over the years. Kalia, the big female in the back will have a litter with him down the road.


These two, these my friends, these are Elkhounds.

Marlene and Ashten, Tora and Kamp

Marlene and Ashten, with Tora and Kamp December 28th 2014

It was a lovely day to hike out and get some photos while the kids were home, so we had a few real nice photos down by the creek.



Kalia, Kamia Kennels

Kalia Elkhound Female - Dec 21 2014

Kalia was having a great day on the first day of Winter. Although she thought it had been here for a while already most likely. We have quite a bit of snow already, but more coming, and she loves it. She is a big dark girl. She is already taller than all my other girls and will soon outweigh them all.


Jaegar, February 5 2015, Kamia Kennels

Jaegar and some of the females were out with me, I took the camera. What an awesome beautiful hike we had. Hard to believe the snow and scenery up here. This new training facility we have is the best place in the world for an Elkhound and a guy who loves snow.

Desna and Merv On Copper Street 

Desna and Merv 1915 Copper Street - Greenwood BC

Desna and Merv Post Office Greenwood 

Desna and Merv 1915 Post Office Greenwood BC 

Click Here To: Read All About Our Elkhound Adventure In Historic Greenwood

Desna and Merv Copper Street 2015

Desna and I - Copper Street - February 15, 2015

We have had the pleasure to raise some of the nicest Elkhounds and meet some of the greatest folks who have them. I had a fun time doing some socializing with young Desna, an amazing young Elkhound Male from Takoda and GAEDA. I had a fun time adjusting the photos to the aged look as of course Copper Street is practically the same as it was in 1898 or 1915. We live half way between Grand Forks BC, and Greenwood BC, Canada's Smallest City. It's a great place to take young Desna for some training on leash and get him used to the big city life. He is headed North to Alaska soon, so I had to get him familiar with the Assay office and Saloon. You never know, he might have to win a big bet breaking a sled with frozen runners out of the ice loaded with gold and pulling it down the street perhaps.


 I enjoyed my day out with Desna, a truly outstanding young male son of Takoda. No matter if your in the mountains, or traveling through the city, the Elkhound is the greatest companion.

We look forward to talking with you, and hope to share some stories on Elkhounds, be sure to touch base, Sincerely, Merv Carlson.