Norwegian Elkhounds For Sale

Norwegian Elkhounds - Kamia Kennels!



Kamia Kennels - Quality Elkhounds

Kai Female Elkhound 6 Months
Kai, Female Elkhound - 6 Months Old

Kai, Daughter of Tora and Bram, shown here at 6 months of age. She is a tremendous female, strong, thick, agile, a very solid young female. This is a very good young female, she holds true to her ancient ancestors.

Mia, Female Elkhound, Kamia Kennels
Mia, Female Elkhound 8 Years Old -  Photo Taken November 11, 2013

There is no place better suited to Elkhounds as far as Mia is concerned. She truly is flourishing in our new environment. She loves this place. She is bouncing around like a pup, scrambling up the mountains, under trees, in the snow, she just thinks this is the greatest. Our new place has fresh snow now, it's still quite mild, not very cold, and it's light fluffy snow. Our hikes are very nice to take. Mia is the mother to Jaegar, directly below and grandmother to Kai and Tallak above.

Jaegar Elkhound Male
Jaegar, Male Elkhound - Kamia Kennels - Will Be 3 In The Spring
I had a great hike with Jaegar today, he is a tremendous male Elkhound. Large by most standards, over 70 lbs now, solid as a rock, a very nice social male, but no friend to stray dogs. He puts the run on them in a hurry, and he can catch them. No fun for them when he does. He does the perimeter security at our new home, he has a massive big bark, deep and loud. When something comes near, he let's loose, there is no crossing his turf. Jaegar has his second litter of pups on the ground here, some truly outstanding pups.

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 Elkhound Male

Takoda, Large Swedish Male

The big fella Takoda, he is in the best shape of his life. He loves this new mountain home. Tons and tons of room to roam, always some new scents, Bear, Cougar, Elk, Deer, Moose, rabbits everywhere, pretty much everything crossing through. However, make no mistake, nothing is hanging around to visit, he tolerates no uninvited guests. Takoda and Mia are the foundation of our program, every Kamia pup can trace back to this big old Swedish Grey. He is the premier big Gray in North America.


GAEDA, Female Elkhound, Kamia Kennels 

GAEDA - Female Elkhound - Kamia Kennels

GAEDA is in some magnificent shape this winter, she has really come back into condition super after her second litter. She is about to take that bone from Jaegar, little does he suspect. She is muscled in, has been having a real fun time on the trails, the snow is super deep but the weather has been very nice so it's great hiking conditions. The deep snow of course really allows for some serious workouts, so the dogs are in terrific shape. This is a premier pair Jaegar and GAEDA will be having another litter this summer.

Kamp and Mia, Female Elkhound, Kamia Kennels

Kamp and Mia, Kamia Kennels Elkhound Females

Kamp and Mia also sat nice for Jay to get a photo. Rarely do they sit, rarely are they still long enough, but he and Ashten had good luck today. Kamp had her first litter and they were awesome rascals, all beauties. Her and Mia get along to a degree, not real pals by any stretch, but they get along. Both these two are pretty dominant types so it's always a struggle, put it this way, we don't put them both in the same kennel at night, out and about in the yard, hiking, anything of that nature, no troubles.  

Merv and GAEDA and Jaegar New Home 2014

GAEDA (left) and Jaegar and I hiking up behind the new kennels

We have been blessed to have some outstanding Elkhounds, our passion is to share these incredible lineages with some great new families. I am very proud of my dogs, I have a pretty fat head when it comes to these Elkhounds as you'll find out when you read through the site.


But what I am most proud of is our pups and our new friends we make who have our dogs. Our dogs are good, but our pups are better, and it's easy to see, take a look through the newsletters, you'll see a collection of Elkhounds that our folks have like no other collection. I am here with one of our females GAEDA, who recently had a litter with Jaegar, some tremendous pups no doubt. And yes, Mr. Jaegar is a fun happy go lucky big fella out hiking, GAEDA she is so polite, she is thinking, Jaegar, we are supposed to sit.


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