Kamia Kennels - Quality Elkhounds
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!
Kalia Elkhound Female - Kamia
Kalia is turning into a real stunning big dark female
Elkhound. She is the old northern Swedish lineages and is a
big girl. She is as big as GAEDA and Kamp right now and will
end bigger than both. She is a very nice female, a super
personality, does not wish to ever cause any trouble for me,
works to please. This is a very bright sharp female, she can
handle some guard duty as well, I have had her spend lots of
time with Kai and Takoda and she is no slouch in that area.
You see her come barking up to the gate you definitely stop
and wait. This is going to be an amazing female for both
Jaegar and Takoda. Both of those boys will match up with her
so well. I am so excited about that litter, they will be
some great pups.
Kai Elkhound Female March
There will be few females as good as Kai in North America.
She is an amazing young Elkhound. This is the last daughter
of the legendary Tora. Kai is such a fearless female. She
will take a bone from everyone except Takoda. She pays him
respect alone. She can rule every one else. She goes head to
head with Tora now, she is not moving Tora out by any
stretch of the imagination, but she sure tries. This is as
compact and powerful and as close to perfect a Norwegian
Elkhound you'll ever come across. Her ancestors are all
legendary Moose and Bear hunting dogs. One of her ggg
grandfathers, Kjekk was a tremendous Norwegian Elkhound
Champion in Norway, there were many others as well and she
has packed every good trait from them all into one superb
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.
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