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Elkhound Puppies - Breeding Update January 8th, 2017

The Tekla litter is heading to the new homes.

Ranger, Male Norwegian Elkhound PupI always have one of the greatest days when we are meeting the folks who have been waiting patiently for the new pups. There is no better time than this right here.

Young Carley she is so happy to have her new pup Ranger. I am very proud to produce the greatest family dogs for families exactly like Bob and Amanda's. They have one of Takoda's boys already, a stunning big fella name Sky. So Ranger has a mentor already in place and I have heard back on Ranger from Amanda, he is already sleeping with Sky and following him around, pretty cool.

Michelle and Dan were here yesterday to pick up Willow and Sage. A beautiful pair of twin sisters. I know these two sisters will rival Tekla and Tuva all day long, and they are going to have a terrific home. Dan and Michelle have recently retired are very active and have waited very patiently for this set of pups. I want to thank all the folks who are getting pups from us and we will be keeping you updated on how the litters are coming along.

I took a video today of the remaining pups, 7 out of 10 still here, I have moved them outside today. Now they are living of course exactly where their mother grew up, so she knows the pen well. On Monday we begin the Desna training program, working first on the off leash and recall in the mountains. I will be making a trail in the mountains on the snow shoes for them, we have a couple feet or more of snow. I'll pack it down and it will freeze like a runway for them. We can then motor around the bush gaining some great recall skills while they grow a bit more.

While I was taking the video of the pups out in the outside pen I decided to introduce the young new dogs I have, and the older gals, the new females that are going to be coming in and it turned out pretty fair. You will be introduced of course to our New Norwegian Elkhound Stud Leif, and in the pen with him is Tuva, the stunning sister to Tekla. We also will show you our Jamthund Aina in all her splendour now, she is a magnificent beautiful Jamthund female. She is in the Pen with Shorty, who incidently is no longer a stud dog, but still is a really great male. We had Shorty tested this breeding season and he is sterile, go figure. So, I am looking for a nice home for Shorty. I would like you to contact me about him if you wish for a really great male as a companion dog. He has all kinds of leash skills, recall, works off leash, doesn't roam, great dog.

Also I showcase the Big Fella Jaegar, he is in the Pen with Kalia, the stunning big pair of Swedish dogs are really something in the winter, all dark and in full coat. Two awesome dogs these two let me say.

Also you will see the boss herself Tora, with her powerful clone Daughter, Kai. Kai is now bred to Kalia's father, Hachi, a really terrific big black fella. Hachi can produce some outstanding pups, as you all know how great Kalia is. And Kai is a much better female than Kalia's mother, so the combination of those two is very exciting.

Around back, I do have the two big girls, Kamp and GAEDA, both 64 pound muscled in mountain Elkhounds. Two of the best off leash hiking dogs in the World, no question. I can travel remote regions with both those two, they are side by side, never out of my eyesight, I can do mile after mile. These my friends are awesome Elkhounds. Both these two big girls are bred, Kamp with Jaegar, and GAEDA with Takoda. You couldn't find better pups than those two are going to have.

And of course wandering around keeping a tight rein on the show is the old boy himself, Takoda man.

Now, in amongst the crowd of superstar pups is my new Stud MÅNE  and my new female, Luna. So you'll get an introduction to those two soon to be famous youngsters as well. Enjoy!


Kamp and Jaegar Hook Up - Successful Natural Mating Jan 2nd 2017

The litter between Kamp and Jaegar is going to be truly awesome once again. They have had two successful litters already, awesome pups they have. Kamp and Jaegar can raise some really great dogs.

This is a previous spring video of the pups at 5 weeks from that last litter of Kamp and Jaegar.


Odin Male Elkhound Son of Jaegar and KampOdin Male Elkhound, Son of Jaegar and Kamp last litterOdin Male Elkhound Son of Jaegar and Kamp - Left

Odin is a strong thick young male. These big rugged boys are exactly the type of dog we love to see. These young fellas they are masters in the bush and love tough conditions. They are still very nice to be around in the house and yard, but take watching the yard very serious.

These are super smart big fellas. Both Jaegar and Kamp of course are highly intelligent. You can see that big Odin is a watchful big fella. He pays attention to his handler, he has the great recall and personable nature to his handler from his old Grampa, Takoda. Jaegar is able to carry that great genetic trait through, and Kamp of course is extremely good at it as well. If you have looked through this site you know she is a hiking dog extraordinaire. Odin is up with Joe in Northern BC, thanks again Joe for sharing some of Odins great life, and the awesome photos. I'll have that update Joe sent in the newsletter coming out, he has a great life this big fella.

Kaieesha Female Elkhound, Daughter of Jaegar and Kamp last litter - Right

Kaieesha is a beautiful female Elkhound shown on the right. She is a sister to Odin, same litter, the last litter that Jaegar and Kamp had. Those stunning daughters of Kamp and Jaegar are quite simply, AMAZING. A big thank you to Wayne and Sandra, who have Kaieesha for sharing all about Kaieesha and her new life, I'll publish a bunch of info on her in the upcoming newsletter.

These are what working full range Elkhounds are all about. Kamp and Jaegar produce some of the very best Elkhounds you could find in the world. We are so excited about this next litter.


GAEDA and Takoda - She was just bred the other day by Takoda

GAEDA Norwegian Elkhound FemaleGAEDA is a stunning female. She has produced extremely good Elkhounds for us. She has no flaws. Never causing any issues, healthy as can be, just a super female. Now I had been planning to use Shorty, but I recently had Shorty tested and his semen is no good.

So I have decided at the end to use Takoda with GAEDA and keep a great female for our breeding program so that the GAEDA lineage stays intact. I was going to use Jaegar, had in fact put them together at the start of her cycle, but I decided to switch as I thought if I am going to keep the female, I really like those GAEDA / Takoda daughters. Kijsa, Nalla, those big girls are really great. GAEDA is bred now on the 23rd of December, and so long as she caught, which I have no doubt, we will have a tremendous litter.

GAEDA Norwegian Elkhound FemaleGAEDA and Ashten sitting, Kamp sleeping high mountain hike late fall 2016

GAEDA can hike the high country like nothing. She has a ton of stamina, she is a big girl with a nice light step. She really is awesome off leash. Never would I have to say her name or say a word to her the entire trip, there and back. I have hiked miles and miles off leash with GAEDA. Here she sits by Ashten, happy to share the great view we had at the top of our hike. These two, GAEDA and Kamp, along with Jaegar and Tora accompanied Ashten and I for a real nice full day hike through our rugged part of the world. We had an awesome time. Her and Takoda can create the most amazing hiking and personal companion dogs of any pair anywhere in the world!

Kai and Hachi - Norwegian Elkhound litter, she was bred Dec 16th


Kai the granddaughter of Mia, daughter of Tora, a tremendous young female Norwegian Elkhound was going to be mated with Shorty but as we tested Shorty when she cycled, he turned out to be sterile. So we had organized another awesome male for her, Hachi        ( Kai is a half sister to Tekla who just had a litter.)

Now Hachi is the big Elkhound lineage, he is Kalia's father, a tremendous male for Kai. He is larger than Shorty, an ancient hunting strain, and as you all know watching Kalia, a very awesome sire. He is a big dark male, really dark mask, great looking dog.

Kai is going to be producing some of our best pups ever from this matchup. I have always said that Kai is probably as good a female as you could find anywhere, her half sisters, Tekla and Tuva and her are truly three awesome females.

Hachi is a good boy, an older fella, proven breeder. I have worked with his daughter Kalia for 2 and half years now, she is as good an Elkhound as you could find anywhere. Hachi has the old Swedish background, as does Kai's grandfather, Takoda, so you will have some truly amazing working Elkhounds. These pups will be hiking machines. If you have ever watched any video of Kai you know how attentive and good she is. Exciting times coming now, for a fact.


Rico and Kalia did not mate successfully, so I used Jaegar with Kalia Dec 13th

Kalia Swedish Elkhound Female December 2016

I can not figure out why Kalia did not like Rico. For the life of me I probably won't know the reason. She would not accept him even though Russ brought Rico up really early in the cycle. Basically came up the day she began. But she was having none of him.

We thought we would take him up and collect, and use Artificial Insemination. No way. We could not get a collection from Rico, go figure. I was stumped. The great folks up at the clinic were stumped. They are reproduction specialists, nothing could be done.

Kalia is a fully muscled 60 pound Female Elkhound Powerhouse December 16th, 2016

I had to go to our big boy Jaegar. Now I had always thought I would at one point in the future let Jaegar and Kalia have a litter, they are two stunning big Elkhounds. Both thick and muscled in, absolutely fearless dominant rascals both of them. Well, I am going to get that litter way sooner than I first thought. I ended up with Ashten bringing Jaegar down at a moments notice once we knew Rico would not be used, and we used AI with Jaegar and Kalia. There was no warm up time for Jaegar to get comfy with Kalia and she is a rank big female, she can tear a male up in short order so we did not want any issues between them, so just went to an immediate  collection and insemination the exact same day. Worked like a charm. So, there are going to be some truly outstanding hiking dogs from this pairing. Now everyone that was on the list for the Rico/Kalia pair has remained in place for this litter, I'll be in touch with everyone on this incredible set of Elkhounds and the beautiful pups coming.

Tuva and Leif, Mated Jan 3rd 2017 Stunning Pair

Norwegian Elkhound Female Tuva and Leif Male Elkhound

Tuva is the stunning twin sister to Tekla. Tuva is an incredible female Norwegian Elkhound. She has turned out to be truly awesome. Tuva is one of the very best female Norwegian Elkhounds in the world. She has a line of working champions in her background like no other. I really was hoping to find a really stunning young Norwegian male for her.

I had begun a quest a long time ago, years ago in fact. I wanted to find a Norwegian Male pup the similiar way I had found Aina, by working with a few really good breeders and seeing if they could in fact get me the combination of genetics I was searching for. I had a long list of requirements of course. I have superior dogs, so it's tough to find males that are in the league of my females.

Tuva and her sister Tekla winter hiking - Offleash mountain Norwegian Elkhounds

Tuva and Tekla Norwegian Elkhound SistersNow working with International breeders is somewhat tough, but all obstacles can be overcome. Finally our new young stud has arrived. I had wanted him older and so he comes at a time that he is ready to breed. What luck for him, as he walks into the yard, sees Tuva, she sees him, and Tuva is like, hello Handsome! Leif almost falls over, he is so excited! What luck, just arrived in a new country one day and here is the nicest female Elkhound he has ever seen in heat yet, and she likes him!

Leif, Male Norwegian ElkhoundNow Leif is a pretty boy, don't get me wrong he is full ancient dog, but he is all Show Dog genetics. Grand Champion Father and Mother, Grandfather, and every dog in his lineage for as long as you wish to look a champion. Father was best in show, etc.  etc. Now, for all of you who read this site, show titles are no real big deal for me, as I don't show, I go. So we needed a "Show Line" that could "Still Hunt" if you know what I mean. We finally worked it out with the help of some really great breeders of Elkhounds. They knew the quality of Tuva, and of course Tekla, Kai and a few others we might use Leif with, so they got us an outstanding young male.

I'll get more photos soon, Leif has been busy, he has hooked up with Tuva the first a.m. he was here, so he has the stuff great stud dogs are made of, he is young this is his first breeding, but let me say, he is actiing like a full big male, no doubt.

Now this pair is my prettiest pair. Leif is really stunning, a real show stopper, and standing beside the beauty queen Tuva, I doubt there are two nicer looking Elkhounds anywhere in the world today. Now Tuva she is full instinct intact, Leif, I am sure to find out he is as well. He is social and nice right now of course, but he does stand to attention at the fence when the big boys Takoda and Jaegar come by. He is careful not curl his lip, but he has the confidence to stand tall. A very brave young solid dominant male. Jaegar and Takoda of course would simply eat him given the chance but I give Leif a TON of credit, for a brand new to the place youngster, he is doing terrific. Very few older males would not turn away when those rauchy big males come by. Leif will do well here.

So for those of you in line for a pup, the range of incredible combinations just got a little bit wider for sure.

You can learn more about this terrific young male, click here: Leif Norwegian Elkhound Male


Jaegar Elkhound Male, and Daughter Syn May 2016

Jaegar Male Elkhound

Jaegar is shown here with Syn, his daughter from December 2015. Jaegar is an awesome big male, he is extremely strong, very well mannered and can stamp on that big thick power and dark coat.

Jaegar is a fast moving male, very agile for his size, he would really surprise you watching him move around and how fast and quick he is, especially at over 70 lbs all the time. This is a big fella. Big jaw power, no fear at all, yet pays very close attention to commands, has his dads ability to pay attention.

I have a very cool video of Jaegar with his sister from last winter over on the page about running sibling Elkhounds, you can watch it here: Jaegar Elkhound Male Video.

Another great set of photos that I got last winter with Jaegar and a group of the females is this article, be sure to check out the Offleash Hiking Dogs article.

I have just used Jaegar with Kalia and I used him with Kamp, so he was a busy fella. They are all extremely compatible in every way with Jaegar, stunning pups will come from those matchups. I have more information on Jaegar below and throughout the site. Jaegar will be 6 in March 2017.

Ashten with Jaegar Elkhound Male Revelstoke Hike 2016

Ashten and Jaegar Summer 2016

Jaegar sits here with a very proud Ashten, she adores her big fella. In this photo he is providing bear patrol for her while they hike in Revelstoke. A big fella like Jaegar is totally capable of handling the threats that could potentially be on hikes like this one. It's always best to hike smart, and safe.

 I have a full story on Ashten and Jaegar, hiking in Revelstoke on the Elkhound Adventure site.

Jaegar is a massive big dark Elkhound male. He is always over 70 lbs and super strong. He has a big bark, and he likes to use it. He is a dominant male, he is super watchful of anything coming around the yard, and would not let anything in.

He is a GQ male, urban trained, yet fully capable in the bush, as versatile as they come. He is polite and social, however he retains all protection instincts from his Dad and he is quick to step in if he feels there is anything amiss for Ashten, in any situation. A big male like Jaegar, with all instincts intact, they live to protect the handler.

Jaegar can pass all his traits down, they stay intact. Elkhounds were used for centuries to protect and work with the handler, in every type of environment. They are fearless dogs. We are very proud to continue to breed ancient lineage Elkhounds with all traits intact. When you have your daughter out on a hike in the wilderness, or in the urban jungle, don't send her with a dog that will create problems, send her with one who can handle and solve problems. Jaegar and Kamp will have another litter in the next short while.

Aina - Jamthund - Swedish Elkhound - Litter Summer 2018

Aina and Rico Jamthund Dogs with Merv

Well, I have here with me two amazing Jamthunds. Both are two of the very best in the world, with so many champions lining up the background of either that it's unbelievable.

Young Aina, 9 Months old, 58 pounds already is my best friend, she is so much like Takoda in so many ways it's unbelievable. Never did I think I would see such personable nature to the handler and all the traits he has be equalled. She will show me all the traits and qualities the ancient Swedish Elkhounds possess. This is also my most dominant young female I have ever seen, and I have witnessed a large number of them. She takes the cake.

Her mother is Finnish Bear Champion, her dad Finnish Working Champion, every dog in her lineage as far back as you wish to look, going back to minimum 1958 are all Champion hunting and working dogs and show champions. This is the very best Jamthund female you could find.

Aina and Rico Jamthund Dogs with MervI will mate her with Rico about a year from now. He has the exact same quality lineage, a stunning mate for her. I had the breeders in Finland work hard to get me the perfect match up for Rico. Decades of experience in selecting dogs they put together to assist me in getting the right female. I could not be happier.

Years ago when Tora was a very young pup I had folks speak for her pups and wait two years for her to develop, I have the same opportunity for folks to do the same with Aina. Already folks are speaking for pups from this combination, there are only a possible chance let for a male. All females are spoken for and quite a few males. Please contact me very early if you expect to have a chance at a pup from this pair.

Its a great honour for me to have had the support and assistance of Ossi, the breeder of Aina and Satu and Jani, the breeders of Rico to work with me and over time, breed and plan for the right pup to start the Canadian Jamthund lineage at Kamia Kennels. I could not thank all of them enough for the time and effort they have invested to get the Jamthunds started in Canada.

Ossi has spent his life breeding some of the very best Jamthunds and has many many champions. Satu and Jani have as well been working and raising the very best in the Jamthund breed for years as well. I will expand on Aina over the next while and keep all informed as we go forward. These my friends, These Are Ancient Elkhounds!

Aina hiking high country Oct 23rd, 2016This is a fall photo of Aina on October 23rd, 2016, she is hiking the high country with Takoda and I. She is a tremendous young female. I have so much to say and share about this young Swedish Elkhound. What an incredible dog, truly amazing!

Aina is going to be a big girl she is over 58 pounds already, walks stride for stride with Takoda, and today, loses no food to anyone, in fact she dares them to try her out, too funny. Awesome mountain dog. FEARLESS.

Kamia Kennels - Norwegian Elkhounds

Elkhound Puppies are easy enough to care for, they have a very warm coat and as long as your kennel area is not overly cold at night will be very content. The better the food quality you feed, the healthier the pup. We recommend either a raw food diet or Origen. Origen is an extremely good prepared ration for your pup.

The first six months are important to your pup, especially at night. Allowing the pup time to go outside every 2 - 3 hours for a quick break to go to relieve themselves ensures that the bladder remains healthy for life. The same applies during the day as well.

Kennel training begins immediately and provides your pup with the knowledge and the opportunity it requires to grow up healthy, and remain very easy to look after.

Elkhounds are very intelligent, and if given a chance can begin learning all types of information right away. You won't need to wait, it's very rewarding working with a young pup and watching them grow and learn and develop.

Mia shown below with her and Takoda's April 2009 Litter - 10 pups

Kamia Kennels - Quality Elkhounds

Elkhound Puppies are a bundle of joy. They are energetic and fun right away. They are like little miniature full grown Elkhounds in their behaviour and traits. It's really neat to see a pup sit a certain way and continue to do that through life.

As we have mentioned before these dogs love snow. As a pup they can play for hours outside having a blast. They are a terrific pup for kids who love it outside. These dogs will be companion dogs for their life.

A feature that is often overlooked that we truly appreciate is that there is no odour on these dogs or wet smell. The dogs can be outside and come right inside if you like. They are content to lay at your feet or near the fireplace, on a rug or familiar spot.

Have lot's of chew toys for your young dog for months to come, as the teeth develop they need to chew, no doubt we've all had to get a few new laces, and perhaps some new shoes! These are in our opinion the most well rounded dog, free from almost all defects, a true family dog, with traits that suit a wide range of individuals. We feel they are the best dog you could have!

Kamia Kennels - Mia's First Litter

Elkhound Puppies, this is Takoda's First Litter, and also Mia's first litter, October of 2008, this photo, taken in December they are fat little fellas, Mia is a very good mother.

Her pups are always well fed and grow very fast.

She maintained her condition really well, we really fed her as much as she can eat, and she eats a lot when nursing these pups, no doubt.

These are snow dogs, even as pups they love the snow, sticking their noses and head right in to the snow, you have to really coax them to come back to the kennel.

Kamia Kennels - Jay and Ashten have a handful with these pups - December 2008

This is a photo from a long time ago, a fun photo for sure. Pups are now 5 weeks old in this photo, running around, play fighting, busy as can be. They are already taking the laces out of the shoes, just like their father. They all bark when you step into the kennel, little miniature watch dogs. We were taking some group photos and it was quite a task to keep all six of these little jokers in place, get Mia and Takoda both to look at the camera, and all of us, trying hard not to have anyone's eye closed on the flash, thank goodness for digital memory cards.

Elkhound Female Pup

Storm - Daughter of Jaegar and Kamp, Granddaughter of Takoda

Vuk Meets His New Handlers, Justin and Aleah

Justin and Aleah Come To Get Vuk, and he gets the royal send off from Mom and Dad GAEDA & Jaegar and his aunty Tora.

Vuk Norwegian Elkhound Ice Fishing

Vuk lives up to his Norwegian Elkhound ancestors, a true instinctive young ice fishing rascal.

Read More about Vuk,

 Ice Fishing Norwegian Elkhound here.

Elkhound Pup Prices

Our Pups are 1600.00 in Canadian Funds plus applicable taxes. The pups are ready to go at 8 weeks of age and will have a full health certificate and all boosters shots with a deworming completed.

The Swedish/Jamthund pups are 2500.00 in Canadian Funds, plus applicable taxes. They will also be ready to go at 8 weeks of age and have a full health certificate and all initial boosters with a deworming.

USA Residents please note:

Prices for both are 2500.00 but there is no applicable taxes.

Desna Program Price

Our new Desna Program, which I named after the first stellar pup to complete the new program, Mr. Desna himself is a new program. The new Desna program is one where I will keep the pup here for 16 weeks, it will have all the 3 sets of boosters and rabies shots, deworming, and of course a full health certificate, with International certificate and flight certificate.

Also, the pup will go through our initial training program that was so successful with Desna. The pups learn much faster around our older dogs so it's very easy for me to do all the initial training and provide you with a very well started pup. I will be putting a lot more details up on the Desna program soon.

Desna Norwegian program pups are 2500.00 Canadian plus applicable taxes.

Desna Jamthund program pups are 3400.00 Canadian plus applicable taxes.

Elkhound Male Desna

Desna, Son of Takoda and GAEDA 16 weeks

Loyal Elkhounds

Tora is a serious Momma, you don't go messing around with her pups. Woe be the stray dog or cat, or coyote that comes around her litter.
Tora does a super job with her pups, she stays in condition very well, easily handles this group of pups, and as you can see by Ryker's face coming out, he is happy boy.

Tora's Early Training Days
Takoda is showing Tora the ropes, it's way easier training a young dog along with an older one, they catch onto the commands much faster as they see what they are supposed to do from the older dog.
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Jaegar is shown below with 2 of his big male Elkhound puppies from the December litter with GAEDA. he is looking at them thinking, oh man, these two rascals are going to be a handful.

Jaegar and two of his Elkhound Pups

Calaya and Julie are shown below with one of the daughters from the Jaegar GAEDA litter, Vendela.

Calaya and Julie picking up Vendela

Julie sent me a terrific update on how Vendela is doing:

"She is a fun little trickster and a gentle,gentle sweet soul.
I've been here for her in the days since she's been here and she is fully settled.
She has a sense of humour.
Very responsive.
She is definitely my dog.
Everyone can not believe how she pays attention to what I do.
I don't talk too much at her.
She walks when I walk ,she comes in when I come in, if I say ven when she's in the yard she comes running. Easy girl.
She wants to play more with Andre and the kids but with me she knows I don't like to play as much but she still really likes me a lot! She is always watching me. We love her sooo much.
I'm still camped out beside her at night.
She is eating very well and getting bigger!
She is a great walker.Especially with me!
She tries to bite pants and boots with the kids but with me it's straight ahead right beside me. On the left or right side.
I haven't spent any leash time with her yet.
She loves sticks, pine cones and big ol beef rib bones.
We give her a fleshy bone or two a day and she'll chew that instead of our stuff. No problems with that as long as we are always keeping her busy with outside and bones.
The trickster part I love...
She's always right beside me unless she hides behind a tree watching,watching and watching me.I just keep going down the hill then I'll stop bend down, she'll have her head down low then pounces down the big hill with such a joy and happiness. Tricky.
We have a very special connection. I can't believe how wonderfully she is fitting into our family. Like peas and carrots.
It has been nice because of the down time I have, she needs me right now.
I always thought dogs liked males more.
She is coy with Andre.
The time I spent withGAEDA was not very long but when she looks into my eyes I see her mom.
She is a very tender dog with me.
But she has a fire inside! She is so so happy when the kids get of the school bus.
She'll bark once or twice and run tail wagging. Excitedly.
She waits for Andre at night and it's a big hello.
We are so blessed and she is right at home, truly awesome.
She licks my hands and face and I get down with her and let her do what ever.
She is a super happy laid back puppy!
Real relaxed.
The few people who have met her are completely in awe!
So easy going.

I'll send you some pics soon
Thanks for the email
I've wanted to write you but I don't want to be a bug!
So happy here Vendela will tell you next time she visits!
The perfect fit." Julie

Julie and her new companion Vendela