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Elkhound Puppies - Breeding Update February 22nd, 2017

Kalia has her first litter, 3 Males, 2 Females - Feb 10th

Kalia and Jaegar Swedish Elkhound Pups

I am very excited these days as I have a whole bunch of new little baby pups around. Kalia had her first litter Feb 10th, awesome little rascals, 3 males and 2 females, black as coal. They are doing terrific. She is a really good mama, they are already like double in size in just a few days. She is doing well, happy and content, eating good and relaxed.

Just next door to her there is more exciting news as her best pal and lifelong friend Kai has her litter as well, 7 little rascals, more on that below, but I find that is really fitting for these two. They do pretty much everything together since they were little tiny rascals.

Kai has her first litter, 6 Males, 1 Female - Feb 12th

Kai and her first litter of 7 new puppies

This is totally awesome having the young females finally with their new litters. As all of you know I raised Kai from the last litter that Tora had, so she was born here. Kai has her new litter here now, 6 males, and 1 really stout female, all black little rascals.

Kai is a best pal to Kalia right above and it's neat that they have grown together, and now are both brand new moms together, tons of fun around here for sure.



Kamia Elkhounds - Luna, Tekla and Tuva, Kamp, Jaegar and Tora



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.


Kamp and Jaegar, January 17Jaegar, Kamp and I

Jaegar and Kamp make a truly awesome pair. Jaegar is a big thick dark fella and works extremely well with Kamp. Kamp of course is a very large female, solid as a rock, 64 pounds of muscle. She and Jaegar play mighty rough, no doubt.

These two are in their prime. You'll probably never see two big rugged super powerful Elkhounds like these two anywhere these days. All the "Show lineages" all the focus has been on the so called "Breed Standard", well I can say, these are "not breed standard by any stretch". Kamp and Jaegar are the ancient old world Elkhounds, the ones our ancestors came over here with. These my friends, these are full tilt Elkhounds.

Kamp and Jaegar, January 17Both these two are the big Elkhounds, they are a very strong pair. Both are GQ Elkhounds so can go anywhere, like in planes, cabs, all around the city, yet can move a bear off the trail without batting an eye. Around people they are super social, very nice. Good around kids and families, can be in the house or live outside, matters not to these two.

We have hiked miles and miles with these two, they never need a leash. There is no such thing as a "stray dog" getting close to the yard with these two. Very territorial, and can handle themselves.  Both of these two have every instinct intact. Nothing bred out!

Kamp and Jaegar, January 17Kamp of course is the mother to Tekla and Tuva. Tuva is featured down below with Leif, Tuva is going to be having a litter almost the same time as her mother. Tekla has just finished raising her litter of 10 pups. What an amazing lineage.

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 bred December 23rd 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.

GAEDA Norwegian Elkhound FemaleSo 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 and Takoda Shown January 17, 2017)

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!


3 Generations of Prolific Norwegian Elkhound Females


Mia Norwegian Elkhound FemaleMia is shown to the left many years ago with her second litter of pups with Takoda. That was an awesome litter of ten tough rascals, no doubt about it. In that litter there were 7 females and 3 males. We decided to hold back a female from that litter and that young pup was of course Tora.

Tora and her siblings were truly awesome pups, all the Elkhounds that Mia produced were outstanding dogs. Virtually everyone of those dogs from every litter she had are featured all over this site. Mia was an exceptional female.

Tora Norwegian Elkhound FemaleTora is shown to the left in this image quite a few years ago, basically just a few weeks after we moved to our current location Tora had her 4th Litter. She had 9 pups in that fourth litter, and we held back one of the stout females in that litter, her name, you guessed it, Kai.

Tora has been a model for the Norwegian Elkhound stamina, prolific nature, ability to rebreed, stay in condition and is running our day to day operation here as I write this.

Kai Norwegian Elkhound FemaleA short few days ago Kai is now following the footsteps of her Grandmother Mia, and her famous mother Tora helping to keep the Elkhounds strong in North America. Kai has a litter of 7 Norwegian Elkhound pups. She had 6 males and 1 fabulous female. They are all doing terrific.

The breeders of Norwegian Elkhounds in North America have slowly over the years moved to a very select show lineage, whereas here at Kamia Kennels we still breed the old ancient genetics. We are very proud to say that Kai, she is going to continue to bring forth those old ancient genes and continue to produce the true old outstanding Elkhounds. Kai as you all know is only second generation born in Canada as her father was the first. Kai's grandmother on her sires side was a Norway born female. These little Norwegian Elkhound pups are 3 Generation of Elkhounds from Mia down through Tora, all bred and born at Kamia, and on the sires side of Kai, three generations back they were in Norway. Pretty neat time isn't it!

Mia and Kia 

Mia and Kai Norwegian Elkhound Females

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 and Tuva with me January 2017 - Both of these Norwegian Elkhounds are super personable!

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.

Leif and Tuva Norwegian ElkhoundsLeif 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.  These are really NICE Norwegian Elkhounds, so personable, so friendly. No where near as rugged as Kamp and Jaegar but just as tough, just as reliable, outstanding young Elkhounds, but refined if you know what I mean.

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 to 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

I did a neat video the other day on Leif and some of the others out on a snowshoe hike, you'll like it:


 Ashten with Jaegar Elkhound Male Skijoring Feb 2017

Ashten and Jaegar Skijoring 2017

Jaegar is a happy boy out in the mountains working. He is a great pal for Ashten, she has him hooked up to her skijoring rig here, they are just completing a 5 kilometre loop. In BC this is a great thing to have a big fella like Jaegar hooked on, as of course there are some hills, and he can pull.

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.


Kaieesha - Daughter of Jaegar and Kamp

Kaieesha, one of the beautiful daughters of Jaegar and Kamp from the last litter.

Odin, Son of Kamp and Jaegar

Odin, one of the big stout males from Jaegar and Kamp last litter hiking the trails in Northern BC.

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

Luna and MÅNE

Luna and Mane


MÅNE - Our New Stud Male
I am shown below with my new future stud dog, MÅNE. He is a son of Takoda and Tekla.I had asked Tekla and Takoda to bring out a bear chasing rascal with a big white chest, and sure enough, first pup out this tough little rascal comes out. Go Figure!

 Mane, our new Elkhound Stud Dog

MÅNE is Swedish for Moon, and because he was born the night of the SuperMoon, I thought it was a fitting name for such a tremendous young male. This is a half brother to Jaegar of course, as Takoda is the father of Jaegar.

Luna our new foundation female

Mane and Luna Elkhound Pups

Now I also let Tekla and Takoda know that I needed a new hand bitting sister to Tora, a grand daughter for Kamp, and sure enough, just like her granma Kamp, Luna is a hand biter. These two are going to be some very special Elkhounds, no doubt about it. Luna is going to carry the Kamp, Tekla lineage ahead for us. She and her brother are two of the very best we have ever raised.


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