Kamia Kennels - Quality Elkhounds
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 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.
Winter Wonderland - Kamia
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
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
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.
Kalia Elkhound Female - Dec 21
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 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 1915 Copper Street - Greenwood BC
Desna and Merv 1915 Post Office Greenwood BC
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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