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Seasons Greetings From Kamia Kennels

It has been a great year for Elkhounds, and we are excited about the New Year. From all of us we wish you and your families all the best in the New Year!
Ashten, Jay, Marlene and Merv
Jaegar, Mia, Kalia, Kai, Kamp, Tekla, Tuva, Takoda and Tora (GAEDA is not in the photo)

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.

Takoda at 7
Takoda ever watchful - Dec 2014

At 7 years Takoda is in his prime. This is a tremendous Elkhound Male. You could search your entire life through thousands of dogs to come across a dog with the range of instinctive skill he has. There is zero doubt why all the Elkhounds featured on this site are an absolutely amazing collection. Virtually every pup featured on this site stems in way or another from Takoda. He is in magnificent shape, he loves this mountain home. This is his element. Takoda is a big fella. Running over 70 lbs almost all the time, still can't fit Jaegar's collar on Takoda without making it bigger. So that gives you an idea of the size of Takoda, as Jaegar is huge. Jaegar tried his best the other day to get the upper hand on his Dad, no luck with that yet. Takoda still rules. You need to be two parts Cougar, 1 Part Grizzly, with some Wolf and Wolverine thrown in to best Takoda I think, and even then maybe not. This my friends, This is my best Elkhound and my best Friend.

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.


Takoda's Son and him

Takoda's Big Boy Desna Working With Him - January 12, 2015

The last big fella of his latest litter is standing here with Takoda. Desna is an outstanding male. Here he is side by side they are intently watching something out by the end of the property. You can see the young fella wants to do exactly what Takoda does. It's so funny to watch. He will make such an amazing protection Elkhound, he has all the traits front and center. This pup is still here with me, I am going to be doing more training with him and Takoda. He is going up to a family outside Anchorage Alaska soon. He has to go show a few Karelian's they are not the only bear dogs left.

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, December 21 2014, Kamia Kennels

Jaegar was having a riot just sliding down the hills as usual. You have got to see how much fun these big males can have on a mountain hill with fresh powder, too funny. Jaegar will be 4 in the spring. 

Jaegar, December 21 2014, Kamia Kennels 

Jaegar, December 21 2014, Kamia Kennels 


Tekla, Tuva, Kai

Tekla, Tuva and Kai - January 12, 2015

We have had the pleasure to raise some of the nicest Elkhounds and meet some of the greatest folks who have them. I truly enjoy working with these dogs. This image is a good reason why I enjoy this breed. We can get out in the Canadian Wilderness, in the winter and just have a great time. I am hiking here with three of my best young females, Kai, who is in front, a half sister to Tekla and Tuva in back.


 I spent the entire day working with some of the very best Elkhounds in Canada, in some of the nicest scenery and area you can imagine. I hope to share the great time I have with my dogs, with other folks who enjoy this type of lifestyle. These are truly a great companion out here. 

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