The young dark female on the right is Lexi, our first female pup we raised. She is with her pal, Kelsey, up at Slave Lake with Lawrence and Lynn.
Lawrence and Lexi
Lexi was in a great home, Lawrence has a terrific rapport with the young pup, both him and Lynn are excellent handlers.
Lynn with Lexi and Mia
Mia produced some of the greatest female Elkhounds, like Lexi, shown here when Lynn came for a visit.
Lexi babysitting Payton
Female Elkhounds like Lexi are the ultimate family dog. They are rock solid and dependable in any situation, and young Payton had a great pal.
Shasta takes over for Lexi
When Lexi was lost, Lynn and Lawrence got a full sister to take over for her. A beautiful Elkhound named Shasta. She is now best pals with Payton and watches over her.
Kona and Bruin At Home
The two big boys Kona and Bruin arrive at the new home with Russ, Holly and family.
Kona and Bruin Brothers
Kona and Bruin were the first pair of matched big boys to go to a new home. They are an outstanding pair of Elkhound Males.
Kaia, Paula and Steve
Paula and Steve drove up from Colorado to meet me at Hope BC to pick up Kaia, the first of two awesome females they have.
Kaia and Steve
Steve and Kaia have an excellent bond. The Norwegian Elkhound bonds extremely good with the handler and family.
Kaia and Steve 11,000 ft
Steve and Kaia up at 11,000 ft on a hike one afternoon. The Elkhound is full of stamina and ready for adventure.
Scout meets Paula and Steve
Paula and Steve drove up to Lethbridge to meet young Scout, the full sister to Kaia, they got to meet Jocko at the same visit.
Scout and Kaia Roam Colorado
These two sisters, Scout and Kaia are two of the best Norwegian Elkhound sisters in Colorado, most likely the two best in the USA.
Torsten and Gunnar
Brian and Lindsay have two of the most outstanding males you'll like come across, two big brothers Torsten and Gunnar.
Torsten, Gunnar and Parents
Brian and Lindsay came up and spent the day with us when getting Gunnar. Blaine and Cathy came up with Bram, father of Torsten and Gunnar. We had a great day.
Torsten and Lindsay
Lindsay and Torsten on a great winter hike. Big males like Torsten make one of the best companion dogs in the world.
Torsten and Gunnar
There is nothing like running two big Males out in the Canadian Wilderness like these two brothers Gunnar and Torsten.
Nika meets Kari
It was a great day when we had a visit from Brett and Shelly and Nika, when they came down from the Yukon to pick up Kari.
Nika and Kari
Two stunning big dark female daughters from Takoda and Mia. Nika and Kari were best pals no doubt about that.
A Great Portrait
What a great portrait of the two big Yukon girls, perfect.
Kari today handles all the duties of watch on the two young handlers she has, the young girl in the reflection, Mckinley, and Brayden.
Janet and Robert
Janet and Robert are shown here with two full siblings, a great female named Kijsa, and a terrific male named Koda.
Koda and Kijsa
Koda and Kijsa, full siblings same litter, brother and sister. These are some truly outstanding Elkhounds, they are down in Utah.
Teeka and John
John and Denise have two outstanding Norwegian Elkhound females, Teeka and Nikeeta. John is shown here with a young Teeka.
Teeka and Nikeeta
There is nothing better for an Elkhound than play time with another Elkhound, especially a full sister. Teeka and Nikeeta, daughters of Tora and Bram.
Ian and Wyatt
Ian has two big boys, Wyatt and Emit. Wyatt is a son of Tora and Emit a Son of Jeagar.
Ian and Emit
Ian flew out both times, once to get Wyatt and this time to get Emit. He has two tremendous big rascals and his children, they love these dogs.
Jen and Storm
Jen and Todd have Storm, and lovely daughter of Jaegar and Kamp. They also have a young son of Jaegar and GAEDA, Mr. Havoc.
Jackie, George and Kage
Jackie and George have Kage, a son of Tora and Bram, they also had Loki. They are waiting now for a new pal for Kage in upcoming litters.
Kage and Loki
George had a blast watching the two young Elkhound males burn around and play, they were good pals Kage and Loki.
Darrell, Linda and Nola
Little Nola is down with Linda and Darrell, down Montana way, she has a great pal down there, a young male named Shorty.
Nola and Shorty
Nola and Shorty, getting some play time. Nola is a hunting lineage, all instincts intact, Shorty a tremendous show lineage.
Jenn and Daniel
Jenn and Daniel had a great male, Tynin, they needed a pal for him and we sent out Leto, a terrific son of Takoda and GAEDA.
Joshua and Kim
Joshua and Kim had a tremendous female Norwegian Elkhound Sloan and they wanted a great companion for her. They have a beautiful dark daughter Saga, from Jaegar and Kamp.
Marion, Nahanni and Arwen
Marion wanted a companion for her Norwegian Elkhound Arwen, she has Nahanni, a daughter of Kamp and Jaegar, sister to Saga and Storm.
Tim and Desna
Tim wanted a pal for his Norwegian Elkhound Bristol, up in Anchorage Alaska. He came down and got a tremendous Son of Takoda, Desna.
Full Siblings same litter
In this article I will
reference a few of the Full Siblings/ Same litter we have
out with some great families. Full brothers like Kona and
Bruin will be featured.
full siblings different
There are times when we have
placed full siblings from the same parents using different
litters. Full siblings like Kaia and Scout.
Full siblings different
As well we have full siblings,
same litter different gender like Koda and Kijsa.
half siblings or related
In the past few years we have
seen where some folks have a male from Tora and then another
male from Tora's brother Jaegar, such is the case in Wyatt
Norwegian Elkhounds - Raising Siblings Or Two
Elkhound Siblings - Female / Male - Tora and Jaegar - Different Litters
I often get asked about raising two Elkhounds together, are there benefits,
is it easier, or harder, advantages disadvantages and so on.
I am going to lay out my experiences with raising multiple Elkhounds and try
to relate it to some of the great pairs of sibling Elkhounds we have out
with folks as well. I have selected some great images of the pairs, and will
use lot's of material on the dogs I have here of course.
All of you know one Elkhound is truly awesome, there is no better companion
than a great Elkhound. Having two is just a great opportunity to experience
a slightly wider range of Elkhound fun. Two will be acting together many
times, but they do have their own personalities and traits and it's
incredible to experience the bonding you can get with an Elkhound more than
one time. To have one dog really like you and want to be around and work for
you is something no doubt about it, just multiply that with another and it's
quite fascinating to experience.
Seeing breed characteristics follow from one to the next, and have these
traits just show right up in the next dog is sometimes so amazing I find
myself just in awe of how traits can be so concise, actions so predictable
its hard to fathom. Sometimes a picture is the only way to describe the bond
that two siblings can exhibit. Take a look at Tora and Jaegar. This is taken
from my office, through the window. One day it was sunny on the North side,
I look out and here these two sit. Just chilling. Not doing anything in
particular, just sister and brother sitting enjoying the company of each
Elkhounds are ancient dogs, probably having closer behavior to the wolf than
a person cares to admit, but the ancient breeds that have had singular focus
breeding for thousands of years like these dogs have very deep rooted pack
mentality. Pack mentality, family bonds, sibling bonds these are much
stronger in Elkhounds than say, a new breed. This inherent instinctive
behavior is what makes keeping two Elkhounds such a great thing. When I say
new breed, I am literally speaking or referring to about 98% of the breeds
as the new breeds, as only a very few breeds are as old as the Elkhound. So
most people, with 98% of the other dog breeds can't ever begin to witness
the bonds, the communication between siblings, the instinctive behaviors as
those breeds are just not as genetically selective and precise for as long a
period of time.
You can use the German Shepherd as a reference breed comparing it to the
Elkhound. The history of GSD goes back roughly 130 to maybe 135 years, with
a great deal of the "early founding dogs interbred" and moving forward from
that time. The GSD is a popular dog, no doubt about it, everybody knows of
that breed in one way or another, yet compared to the history of the
Elkhound it's just a baby, a small speck of time in existence. So for most
folks, who don't have an Elkhound, which is unfortunate, but as the Elkhound
is not a well known dog outside it's native country, for most, they will
never get to experience the ancient instinctive bonds these dogs have.
Raising siblings like Tora and Jaegar, for me, it's been one of the great
things in life. These are truly magnificent dogs. Each is fully independent,
truly rooted in skills they own and control in themselves, yet can come
together as a unit like nothing you have ever seen. I can honestly say that
as an individual dog both of these two are at the very height of what you
could ever wish for individually. Combined, it's absolutely amazing what
they are able to do as a team, as a pair working as one.
Here is a recent video of Jaegar and Tora just done in March of 2016
Two Elkhound Females Tekla and Tuva - Same Litter
who visits our site can see many pairs of great sibling Elkhounds, but a
pair of sisters I want to highlight is of course, the twins, Tekla and Tuva.
I believe that because of our location, our sheer solitude, lack of
interaction with people, just the natural remoteness of this new home, these
two females have developed as close to natural as all possible, without of
course just being wild.
Tuva and Tekla have met very few people. They interact almost 100% with me
alone, and the other dogs. It's very much a pack mentality surrounding them.
There is a hierarchy for a fact, they know what position they are, they know
who is above, who is in what order and have been allowed to develop as close
to the natural dog order as possible. To watch these two day in and day out,
is to see exactly what absolute true sibling instinctive behavior is. With
as little environmental interference as humanly possible.
Day in and day out I watch these two. This particular picture could be taken
over and over and over. It's like taking a picture of one dog, when in fact
it's always two. You can find dogs that look alike, you can find dogs that
will hang around each other, but to get perfectly matched symmetry in
everything they do, every move, every second, this is only happening in
ancient lineage Elkhounds my friends.
For almost the whole first year neither of these two females knew that they
each had a separate name, they I am positive each thought their name was
Tekla/Tuva . It was over a year before I could tell them apart at a
distance, so I always called them both. There was no reason calling one,
still isn't, I can rarely, and I mean rarely get one to come alone, even
though today they do know they have individual names.
These two Norwegian Elkhound sisters are the height of what can be stated as
amazingly close behaviors. At no time, and I will repeat that, At NO Time
did I think I was training two dogs. Nor, did I act differently to either
dog, nor did I at anytime think I needed to teach either dog. I simply was
training and working with two dogs that acted like one dog. I never thought
once that I should teach Tekla to sit, and then Tuva, or teach Tuva
something and then Tekla. I simply had to do exactly what I would have done
with one. In fact probably less than I would have done with one if I really
was to be factual. I actually think I can train, or work with a pair, faster
and easier than one myself.
people will not be able to comprehend that, they will just normally
associate other breeds of dogs, and random mental behaviors that other dogs
have and not be able to know of the vast difference a closely related, tight
knit thought process instinctive difference the Elkhound has. Please don't
compare unstable, mental midget screwed up crossbred goofball dogs with
Elkhounds, huge mistake.
Tekla and Tuva function in the pack exactly like all the other dogs, they
know who is above them in rank, they follow the rank order. I have an
incredible bond with both of them. They never get aggressive, yet play hard.
They can sit and wait in amongst the group, watch pups each two feet away
for 20 minutes, sitting content. They can visit other people, or they can
guard the yard. They can hike offleash with the very best of my dogs.
Absolutely stellar dogs. Never an issue with these two. I want them to pay
attention, THEY PAY ATTENTION. I have them in among all the dogs every day.
Every day we are working as a team, as a group, yet I still work them by
themselves, or with Kamp, or just Kai, or just Takoda. Or I take Tekla, or I
take Tuva and some other dog. But when they are working with me together,
they are in unison. I could not want for a better experience working a dog
than I get with those two.
What is very interesting is that I have just basically completed the Desna
training program with Bane and Havoc. Two Elkhound brothers. These two
siblings were born December 9th 2015 and have been here getting the training
program before heading home on April 2/3 2016.
What I found out by having these two young boys here is the exact same
concept of training can be applied to them as I did to Tekla and Tuva, for
all but the "Individuality part" I can train two as one. Sure I had the boys
on individual work sessions but that is a very limited amount of time
required for that, almost all the work was done as a team, treating them as
one dog. For anyone contemplating getting two dogs at one time, it's going
to be basically training one, even though two dogs are there. When I say
one, I don't mean focus on one, but focus as one. You will need to do your
individuality work, your socialization, your behaviour and rank training,
everything you would do with a pup if you only had one, but training two is
not going to be twice as hard. In my experience over the last ten years,
it's much easier working multiple dogs.
Here is a video of Bane and Havoc out doing some offleash training.
Elkhound Males Kona and Bruin - Same Litter
The two awesome young pups looking at you here on the green grass are our
first set of siblings we had go to a new home. This is Kona and Bruin, two
older brothers to Jaegar and full brothers, same litter to Tora. These are
some really great Elkhound males, they are up with Russ and Holly in
With two brothers and or with two sisters, especially those out of the same
litter you will have dogs that are extremely close. You can still get this
exact closeness with siblings from different litters, there just comes into
play the slight age difference if selected from different litters. Also a
different training method will almost always be utilized when they are from
different litters, rather than together.
The two brothers Kona and Bruin allow for companionship, play time,
camaraderie that they just can't gain from us. They still as a pair get all
the interaction and association with us, but its those times where they are
out scouting around, or simply sitting on the grass that you really get a
chance to see it's such a great thing for
to have a pal to share this with. There are a lot of things that two dogs
have a much easier time with, but suffice to say, every minute of time they
are on their own away from us is easier for them as a pair, than if they
were away from us alone.
Elkhounds have work ethics as an integral part of the dna. So it's only a
natural thing for them to be alert focused dogs, basically 100% of the time.
With siblings the ability to relax is easier for them. They know they can
count on each other, that they have some back up, some one to assist and
share the watch with. I personally believe that pairs of dogs allow for a
more relaxed life for the dogs. I know from watching pairs of dogs play,
there is no way I could exercise them to the extent that they do themselves
when playing. This full out play is essential for them to burn off that
energy, that work drive. The speed at which they chase each other, and burn
around after each other, and up and play fighting and wrestling, it would be
impossible for me to come anywhere close to that level of workout, and it
would be impossible for me to give them that close bond and friendship they
get the remainder of the time they spend alone.
Elkhound Siblings - Male / Female Koda and Kijsa - Same Litter
Koda and Kijsa, the two tremendous Elkhounds shown here are down in Utah.
Robert and Janet have an incredible pair of Elkhounds from Takoda and GAEDA.
These two are full siblings, same litter. These are the dark of the moon
pups, absolutely awesome dogs. It doesn't have to be two males, or two
females, you can have the terrific companionship with each gender like this
pair, same as Jaegar and Tora shown at the top.
These are both really great dogs, Kijsa was a very large female, so
basically these two are very closely matched in size, stride, weight, etc. I
find it neat that Koda he took a fair bit of the looks from Takoda and
fitting for Kijsa to pull a bit more from GAEDA. I really like these two
dogs and for Robert and Janet, they have the ideal pair.
Elkhound Sisters - Nikeeta and Teeka - Different Litter
Outside of Tora and Jaegar, all the pairs I mentioned above have been from
the same litter. This particular pair is Nikeeta and Teeka. John and Denise
have this beautiful pair of females down in Calgary and this is a stunning
pair of Elkhounds. What is really neat about getting pairs is they don't
need to be from the same litter to be extremely close. We have seen this
quite a few times now where the second sibling is from the next litter.
John sends in regular updates on these two females, one thing that does
occur is that there will be some very easy training with a trained dog
already, and there will be some areas that potentially need a bit of one on
one work, with the new pup I mean. John sometimes has his hands full with
Nikeeta, the younger of the two if they go off leash. I know from my own
experience that it can be very tough to find that time alone with a young
pup to instill some special training if you have two dogs. Normally, you
simply take both. John is finding that Teeka, being the first pup, she is
very skilled at recall and off leash work, Nikeeta, as the new pup
good, but needs a little individual work to bring her up to Teeka's level.
This is one thing you will need to remember is that when you have one
skilled dog, the young pup is going to gain a huge amount of knowledge from
the skilled dog, but you will still need to spend some individual time with
the younger one to allow her to flourish and become as skilled as the older
The bonds and companionship though begin almost from day one. John has
shared a lot of feedback on the two females and always talks about how easy
it was to have them work together and how Teeka was always there to assist
and help, and play and mentor the younger sister.
Denise and John are also quick to point out that both girls have the
individuality but have traits that are unmistakable and identical. Siblings
like these two which come from different litters, the difference in the
behavior is only age related. All character traits are so closely matched
you would rarely know they were not the same litter. Once the young pup
reaches that 2 years of age or so mark, then the dogs are basically once
again on a par age wise for many years and will operate in tandem, you would
be very hard pressed to know they were different litters.
Here is a video of Jaegar and Teeka playing when they both were roughly six
months old. Playing totally silent, just having a great time. Jaegar is an
Uncle to Teeka, as he is a brother to Tora, who is the mother of Teeka.
Elkhound Sisters - Scout and Kaia - Different Litter
I am so proud of all the Elkhounds we have out with great families and this
particular pair of course I really like to talk about. Paula and Steve have
two of the nicest Elkhound females in the USA. They are down in Colorado
with these two awesome females, Kaia was the first female they had, and then
they came back and got another sister for a pal, young Scout.
We know from feedback on these two from Paula that they are both close to
each of them, but that they do still have some small bit of bond with one
handler just a wee bit different from the other. It's easier for me to
illustrate using their Mother Tora, she would always listen exclusively to
anyone in our family, but she would ultimately end up over by me for a
little tussle before a photoshoot. Just some little thing that each dog
might do as a bond with a handler, something the dog would use to show that
difference in affection. It's a very neat thing with two siblings for a
couple to have, basically both people get to have two beautiful dogs, yet
each can have an individual time and unique relationship with either dog as
Two Elkhound Brothers - Torsten and Gunnar - Different Litter
These two big boys are out with Brian and Lindsay. I have a great write-up
on the day Brian and Lindsay came up to pick up Gunnar. Kathy and Blaine
came up with Bram, the father of these boys and we had a very nice day with
quite a few Elkhounds around that day.
These two boys get along great, of course, there is going to be a few
squabbles to sort out over bones and so on, but it's going to work out fine.
Brian drops me a note now and then on these rascals and they are doing
great. Brothers can run together for years. You can keep males together, and
folks in the old country have done it for centuries, using males as hunting
companions, hiking and trapping, sometimes in sled work and more. There is
nothing like running two big males in the wilderness setting in Northern
Alberta like these two big fellas run in.
Elkhound Sisters - Nika and Kari - Different Litters
I have always liked this photo. I got this from Shelly and Brett, back in
2011 and it was such a great photo. That young couple was just having a
great day out with family and friends, and the
two big females, Nika and
Kari, you can just tell they are just as happy, just having a great day as
well. You will be a long time finding a photo that just plain shows happy
like this one.
Those two big females have been favorites of mine since forever, no doubt.
Unfortunately, Nika, the beautiful female on the left has passed on. Shelly
and Brett had a difficult time with that, and so did Kari. Shelly has shared
with me that Kari is coming back to her old self and things are moving
forward now. She is a sled puller that Kari, so she is busy pulling the
young son Brett and Shelly have, and also they have a new daughter soon to
be sitting in that sled as well.
These girls are daughters of Takoda. Super personal, full of abilities, the
same but unique. The big tall females like these two are
old ancient girls
with heritage going back to the very earliest of times. These are dogs that
love to work, they pour their heart into what you want them to do, and they
love to do it. They are also the most personable of all the Elkhound
llineages. They bond incredibly well with the handler and families.
It's an incredibly tough break they had to lose Nika, but at the same time,
they got to experience what so very very few people in Canada, and for that
matter in the world get to experience, two magnificent female Elkhounds,
ancient lineage no less, these my friends are some serious Elkhound
One dog is enough for the vast majority of folks, no question. However, I
get the questions about running two dogs a fair bit, we have a wide range of
experience in this, so it was time for me to put all the material together.
I should have done it sooner, but better late than never.
All of the
great pairs of dogs we illustrated earlier were full siblings either same
litter, or different litter. We have also seen a great deal of related dogs
going to the same homes, and quite a few of our Elkhounds joining other
Elkhounds already in homes.
Young Elkhound Male Joins Mature Female
Desna went up to help Bristol out in Anchorage Alaska. Tim mentioned the
Karelians were giving the female Norwegian a bit of a hard time. Two
against one, Males over females. No doubt, she was in a tough spot.
Solution, an ancient lineage son of Takoda. A young male can assist his new
partner Bristol to gain back the territorial space, diffuse the tension, and
bring peace and ease back to the yard. It's one thing for a couple males to
come by and push their weight around a female, horde over her dish, mark up
her turf, but they think long and hard when a young intact dominant male
enters the scene, Bristol also gains a brand new lease on life now.
She really never wanted to back off, now she no longer needs to. At the end
of the day, if her and Desna have to show the Karelians to the door, they
are entirely capable as a team to do so.
Young Elkhound Female Joins Mature Female
Joshua and Kim had a beautiful mature female Norwegian Elkhound Sloan.
Well mannered, very good with people, excellent training. They wanted a new
young female companion for her. They now have Saga out with Sloan, two truly
amazing females. Bringing in that younger female doesn't have to be at a
specified age, she can be a few years ahead, or more.
Young Elkhound Female Joins Older Female
Take Marion for example. She had raised Elkhounds for years, and had a
really nice older female, Arwen. Marion wanted to keep Arwen engaged,
active, and also mentor a new female. It also works for everyone in the
family, as they all get more engaged again when the new female came.
Nahanni, a sister to Saga and Storm was the perfect companion for the older
Norwegian Elkhound. It's like a new breath of fresh air and excitement
Two Elkhound Males, Different Age, Genetically Connected Closely
Ian has two great males. They are genetically connected closely, yet in
a unique way. Wyatt the first male, is a son of Tora and Bram, and Emit, the
second is a Son of Jaegar and GAEDA. ( Tora and Jaegar are brother and
sister as you know). Ian and Allison have a really nice family, those young
girls they have are tremendous handlers, and they have a young son growing
fast now to work those males as well. For an active family, Elkhounds are
the best dog.
Young Female, Nola, and Young Male Different Breeder Shorty
Nola is down Montana way, she went down there and within a few weeks
Linda and Darrell had young Shorty come to stay as well. Shorty is from a
different breeder, very well known, one of the oldest breeders in North
America. Top quality bloodlines. Real show lineage.
Nola she is pure hunting Elkhound. Ancient
lineage, no show, all go. They make quite the pair. Give Nola some loose
lead, a fresh scent, and she leaves Shorty in the dust. But they are pals
through and through, but like Linda says many times, that Nola she is a
bossy rascal. Females, they take the lead, don't ever forget it either right
Kate Young Female Goes To Live With Two Mature Females
David and Colleen had two amazing females, Suzie and Liza, and wanted
another young female for a companion to the older girls. Kate, a daughter of
Tora and Bram is out in the Shuswap enjoying life with those two. That is a
trio of beauties you don't see everyday let me tell you. David and Colleen
have some truly stunning Norwegian Elkhounds.
Young Elkhound Male Joins Mature Elkhound Male
Dan and Jen had a great male out in Ontario. They wanted to have another
young male as a pal and companion for him. Enter Leto, a young son of Takoda
and GAEDA. He is a full brother to Koda and Kijsa pictured above. They have
an awesome pair of boys now. Fun times for them. So you can see the
versatility of options you can introduce a young pup into, all work out
Two Young Males, Different Breeders, Raised Together
George and Jackie had one of the big boys
from Tora and Bram, Kage. Soon after they got another Male named Loki as
a pal for Kage to play with and be a companion. They have been solid
companions for years, but George just contacted me recently, unfortunately
Loki went missing and has not returned. Losing a great dog, accident,
tragedy to an unforeseen health issue, or suspected foul play as in this
case, is always a heartbreaker. George has asked us if we could get him a
new companion for Kage in one of the litters if things work out. We are
working on it, maybe Kage's youngest sister, Kai can step up and provide
that big fella for them, that would be neat. Who knows, maybe that sister of
Tora's, Nola gets a litter going this summer with Bram, Kage's Dad. That
would be pretty cool, basically a full brother six years later.
I get such a kick out of this pair of siblings. As you know young Mr.
Havoc is here doing the Desna program with me while I am writing this. He
goes home in a couple days, as Todd and Jen are coming up to get him,
bringing along The Storm herself. She will be letting her mom Kamp know that
she is looking after things down Seattle way, and meeting her sisters, Tekla
and Tuva. As well she will visit with all her other compadres, aunt Tora,
Kai, Kalia, GAEDA and grandpa Takoda. Her dad Jaegar just left back to
Kamloops for a while to rest up. She won't get to see him.
Two Great Sisters - Elkhounds Lexi and Shasta - Look After Young Payton
Lynn and Lawrence have a young daughter, Payton. The
first Elkhound female we ever raised went up to
them to be a pal to the great older female Norwegian Elkhound they had named
Now over time Kelsey passed on, and Lynn's young daughter Payton was
born. It was now up to Lexi to assist Lynn with the day to day activities,
and take watch duty over Payton in the yard and while playing. She was
exceptional. Tragically she was hit by a moron driver on a subdivision road
while speeding through a family neighborhood. Takoda wanted some alone time
in the garage with the doors locked with that moron for sure. Lynn and
Lawrence waited a while but felt empty space in their life where a great
Elkhound should be.
They contacted us to see if we could help with a great female. We looked
to Mia and Takoda once more, they had stepped up to the plate the first time
around, and sure enough, once more, the only female in the litter, out comes
this little fireball Elkhound, Shasta.
Shasta has been a blessing for them.
I have lot's of material on the site
from Lynn, about Shasta, Lexi, life in northern Alberta, it's a real honor
for me to provide awesome dogs to truly awesome families like all of those
Kamp and her daughters, Tekla and Tuva
I am going to continue to expand on this article topic of running
Elkhounds together as I have more material to put up. I just have to
gather it together from over the years and get it organized for
another article. I have a fair bit I can put on about working the
two dogs in the bush, or on the trails. There are things that I have
found especially if the genetics are fairly tight that siblings will
exhibit almost identical actions in the bush. So I'll gather the
remainder of my material together. Also, I have a few really neat
stories about the Mother/daughter combination of course, as I have
had Mia run with Tora for years, and now Tora with Kai. And also
Kamp with the twins, and let's not forget the old boy himself. Mr.
Takoda man. He has ran with them all, sons, daughters,
granddaughters and grandsons. So I'll keep you posted. I have a
really great photo of a fantastic hike I took with Kamp up above the
kennels below with her two twin daughters, Tekla and Tuva. Till
Norwegian Elkhound Kamp, and her two
Daughters, Tekla and Tuva above Kamia Kennels February 2016!