Kamia Kennels - Quality Elkhounds
Kalia Above - Kai Below - I have a story to tell about an
adventure they had recently, will share it in our upcoming
It has been melting and our mountain trails are free of
snow, we can have a great outing now. I had Mia, Kai, GAEDA,
Tekla and Tuva, Kalia, Jaegar and Kamp.
Spring Hiking 2015 The Twins Found A Moose Jaw
So the Twins, Tekla and Tuva, I still can't tell which is
which, but no matter, they found a Moose Jaw and had some
serious fun with that thing. They are the greatest pair
those two, what one does the other does. They are rarely
more than four feet from each other EVER!
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.
- 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
- 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
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, 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.
Kamp and Tekla Elkhound Females - Mother and Daughter
Kamp keeps a close watch on her babies even though they are as
big as she is just about. She is so good with them. It has been a
dream training those two young females by having Kamp along each
time. I have never had a leash on the twins other than the couple
trips to the vet, they have spent the entire time off leash with me.
Kamp is highly skilled and so it's simple to train the young
females, they are as good as any offleash. Kamp is in some
magnificent shape, she is muscled in, it pays to have those young
females work her each day all day. They play rough, and both of them
constantly working her, she has had to hand it out boy, she is tough
right now. She has been awesome with them, they are all three best
pals. The bond with a Mother / Daughters trio is something to
witness no doubt about that. Kamp is going to be having a litter
with Takoda this summer. That litter I can't hardly wait for.
GÆDA and Kamp.
GÆDA is in some terrific shape as
well. Her and Kamp are great pals, they hang out together a lot.
Both are very even in terms of where they land in the rank around
the place, both are big girls, nice and pleasant, although everyone
gets a lesson from GAEDA now and then about her and bones. GAEDA is
one of the fastest females you'll ever see, and she can hand out a
new scar if you want to try for her bone faster than the eye can
see. She gives no warning, no growl nothing, just a nice new scar.
If GAEDA has a bone they all walk softly around her.