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Elkhound Puppies - Breeding Update May 4th, 2016

Kamp Norwegian Elkhound Female Shown on an April Hike 2016

Kamp Norwegian Elkhound FemaleKamp has been still moving out and around on the hikes well, although she is happy to stay in the shade now that the weather is warming right up. Her belly is growing fast now, she will have some pups on the ground in roughly 3 weeks time. Somewhere right around that May 20th time frame.

She has a huge appetite now and its funny watching her and the other young females, they even glance her way and she is growling. Young females like Tekla and Tuva, Kalia and Kai they like to wander around thinking all is fine, of course, till they wander to close to Kamp when she is growing a belly full of big fat Norwegian Elkhound pups! Don't nobody want to mess with a big female when she is bred, especially the last few weeks. They are fiercely food protective. All the older dogs, they know already, they don't bother her at all.

Storm comes to visit

Storm Norwegian Elkhound Female This is the only female probably alive that has a wider chest than her aunt Tora, and stands larger and taller than her mother Kamp all the way around.

This is one of the magnificent daughters from Kamp and Jaegar's first litter, Storm. She came up to see us when Todd and Jen traveled up to pick up the big fella, Havoc. Havoc and Storm, go figure!

She is a beauty, Wow!  ( On the sidebar to the right is a photo of Storm as a pup.)

Of course as would be expected, her personality is exceptional. Todd and Jen have her well trained of course, much better than my ruffians. As you can see from this image, this combination of Kamp and Jaegar is some seriously good pairing. What an exciting time it is waiting for this next set of rascals, little mini Storms coming soon!

Kamp Norwegian Elkhound Female Mated To Jaegar 19th March

Norwegian Elkhound Female Kamp 2016

Kamp is a beautiful big female. She has produced some outstanding Elkhounds for us, including the two twins pictured one on each side in this photo, Tekla and Tuva. Photo was taken February 21st, 2016 on a mountain hike I had with the three of them.

Kamp and Jaegar had a litter with three lovely females, her first litter. Saga, Nahanni and Storm. These are all awesome young females. Her second litter was with Bram and she produced 8 tremendous Norwegian Elkhounds. Check out our latest Elkhound News Issue for details on all those young pups and how they are turning out.

We are announcing that we are confident we got a mating between Kamp and Jaegar. I'll put the full details of this at the link right here. The Road To A Litter Takes A Turn Check it out.


Jaegar and GAEDA New Litter December 2015

This Update is as of March 5th, 2016

This is an update on the Jaegar and GAEDA litter, two of the big boys, Bane and Havoc are here proceeding through the Desna training program. They are rock stars these young fellas. I have them out here with the big dogs for an extended off leash training day. To see what mature dogs can do once completing this program, check out the Off Leash Hiking dog article, click the image to go there. Awesome Photos there.

Desna Off Leash Training Program For the Pups


This is a breeding update as of February 2, 2016

Ashten and 2 of Jaegar's Pups

Ashten was out on the weekend to check up on all the pups from her big boy Jaegar. Jaegar and GAEDA had a new litter back in December and they are 8 weeks old now so she came to visit them.

She had a blast with all the young rascals. They are all just like little Jaegars, so much fun and tough as nails, just playing all day in the snow and having a great time.

These are some of our very best pups for sure, Jaegar and GAEDA have really produced some outstanding Elkhounds this time round again for sure. You can tell by that smile on Ashten's face, she is happy with these rascals!

Su and HannaSu was out with David to pick up Hanna just the other day. She is at home now doing fabulous. I have heard a few times from David and Su how the young female is doing. They love that young Elkhound. There is nothing like a great young pup to put a smile on a Su's face. No doubt!


We have some outstanding litters planned for this spring and summer, touch base with us about them early.

Note: We have a lot of pups going to the USA now that we are so close the border, please contact us if your from the US.

New Swedish Elkhound Litter Planned With Rico

Swedish Elkhound Litter Planned

We are very excited to announce a planned litter with Rico and Kalia. Rico is shown to the left with his owner and handler Beth. Beth and Russ have this big fella well trained, in great shape and are working with us to get a litter with Kalia. Swedish Elkhound Puppies Coming!

They are a great active young couple and have been up to visit us and are coming back up soon as well. Rico has a great life, he is a tremendous young Swedish Elkhound, a Jamthund, with an ancient heritage. Read about the Jamthund History.

Rico is a big fella and will make a perfect mate to Kalia. Kalia is our big Swedish girl who I was planning to mate with Takoda but Russ and Beth suggested perhaps we could use Rico, I jumped at the chance for sure, as he is a magnificent young male.

This is an exciting time, please click the image of Beth and Rico for the full details on the litter planned, the background on these two in greater detail and some more awesome photos.

Contact us very early about this litter as a number of the pups are already spoken for.

Kalia Swedish Elkhound Female Planned for litter with Rico

Kalia Swedish Elkhound Female

Kalia is an outcross lineage to our lines. She brings in the big Swedish ancient genetics back into the program. She is so much like Takoda you would think she is a sister to him.

Swedish dogs have slightly different perosonality traits that are easily identified in a very short time frame of being around them.
The Swedish dogs are more personable to the handler, but more aggressive to other dogs, both traits I like. Swedish lineage Elkhounds are longer, taller and overall leaner in build. Kalia is super fast, not quite as agile as say, Kai, but she is a super female in the mountains. The length and reach really allows her to move up and over brush and rocks, and power up the hills.

Kalia has an amazing personality, she is one of those dogs that would love to spend every second right beside you, doing what you do. She is a dominant female, can hold her own with all the big females, is not shy, will tie right into Kamp, GAEDA, or Tora if they push her too far. She is not quite getting the upper hand on those big girls just yet, but she sure makes them stop and think now before messing with her. In short order she will be handing it out to all who decide to push her buttons. Kalia is 50 lbs now, she will gain an easy 10 yet over the next year. Again I don't know the exact time she will cycle, but in the upcoming months, closer to spring is my guess now.

I have recently announced we will be using young Rico, a magnificent Swedish Elkhound, a registered Jamthund, with Kalia. This is an absolutely stunning pair of big young rascals, as Canada's only Swedish Elkhound breeder I am very excited about this.

Kai Elkhound Female Right, Her Mother Tora Left Feb 2016

Kai and Tora Female Elkhounds

Kai, a stunning young female Elkhound, Daughter of Tora and Bram will also be cycling soon I expect.

Kai is in my not humble opinion one of the very best Elkhounds anywhere. This is such a great female. She has everything that has ever been said, spoken or written about a great Elkhound female front and center. The beauty and agility that only Norwegian Elkhound females can display is so evident and she is so awesome to watch in the bush at work.

Now for those of you that don't know there is a real difference in an ancient lineage Elkhound, a true hunting Elkhound versus some recent show type dogs that have had certain traits bred out over the years. A true hunting lineage dog has all the ancient traits intact from centuries past. Kai has those front and center. It's amazing to watch her work in the bush.

I have not decided 100% on the Male for Kai, I have to use an outcross male, as she is a neice of Jaegar, a granddaughter of Takoda and Daughter of Bram. I will be deciding soon on the male. Please contact us about this litter soon, there are number of folks already on the list for these pups.


Kamp Norwegian Elkhound Female January 2016

Norwegian Elkhound Female Kamp 2016

Kamp is a beautiful big female. She has produced some outstanding Elkhounds for us, including the two twins pictured one on each side in this photo, Tekla and Tuva. Photo was taken February 21st, 2016 on a mountain hike I had with the three of them.

Kamp and Jaegar had a litter with three lovely females, her first litter. Saga, Nahanni and Storm. These are all awesome young females. Her second litter was with Bram and she produced 8 tremendous Norwegian Elkhounds. Check out our latest Elkhound News Issue for details on all those young pups and how they are turning out.

We had planned for a litter with Kamp and Takoda in the summer/fall of 2015 however for some reason she did not cycle as planned, and then when she did we did not get a sucessful hookup. We recently had a successful mating with a few unique turns of it's own, check out our upcoming litter news: Norwegian Elkhound Puppies Coming Soon!



Tekla and Tuva Twin Elkhound Females February 2016

Tekla and Tuva, along with Kalia and Kai

Tekla and Tuva are at the back left side. To the right is their half sister Kai. And down in front is thier buddy, Kalia. These are some truly stunning young female Elkhounds. Four better young females are not going to be found in North America, I can assure you of that.

For those of you who have read my newsletters you know that I have kept two twin female Elkhounds back for our program from Kamp and Bram.

Now all of you know I am a huge fan of raising siblings together, there is nothing like a pair of siblings to work with, and twin females like Tela and Tuva well, it's the greatest thing you could imagine. These two do everything together, one jumps over a log, the other is in the air beside her, one turns, the other is turning, I would have to work hard for days on end to get a photo of them doing anything alone.

These females are spectacular Elkhounds, they are half sisters to Kai, they come from some of the greatest Elkhounds in the world and I am expecting some awesome pups for sure.

The twins are still young, but have just finished cycling so roughly fall before they are ready to breed. I am very excited about these two. I'll keep you posted on the developments with the Twins.

Takoda Elkhound Male, December 2015

Takoda Male Elkhound

Takoda is shown here in at the end of the year, 2015. He is out on a winter mountain hike with me and a few of the female Elkhounds. I believe that's Tekla in front of him.

He is still the best in deep snow of all the dogs, he has that reach and length that makes it just a little easier for him to move around that the others. He is a working machine this big fella, strong and has no end to stamina.

He is happy again now, he lost his best pal Mia earlier in the year, but he has adjusted to her not being around and is back once more to his old self. This is my most personable dog to me, a tremendous dog by any standard. All of our program is based around him and works down from him. Virtually every dog on this site carries his genetics, and those that don't are here for outcross mates to him and his son Jaegar. I doubt you will find a better group of Elkhounds in one place as what you'll find here. Takoda has had a huge impact on the Elkhounds in North America.

I will be testing him once more this upcoming summer, I know he is getting older, but I will give him the opportunity to have a litter with Kamp. I have been waiting for that litter for some time, and hopefully all goes well and they connect. Takoda and Kamp will have some of the very best dogs in the world, no doubt. So I hope things work out for him and Kamp. I also am truly hoping that he stays in good shape and can have a litter with one of the twins, perhaps Tekla next year. I think I will pair Tuva up with Jaegar. Or vice versa, not 100% sure just yet on those twins, who is going with who. Either Takoda or Jaegar though will be terrific.

Be certain to visit the Takoda page and look through all the newsletters, you'll find an amazing collection of Elkhounds that stem from Takoda. This big fella my friends, this is an Elkhound!

Jaegar Elkhound Male, Fall 2015

Jaegar sits here with a very proud Ashten, she lovers her big fella. In this photo he is back up in Kamloops with her, they are out on a hike at Jamieson creek, Jaegar really likes it out there.

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.

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.

Here pups are always well fed and grow very fast.

She maintains her condition really well, we really feed 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