AKC registered Norwegian Elkhounds
Norwegian Elkhound Puppy For Sale in MARION, IN
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|Age:||5 Months Old|
|Color/Markings:||Silver and black|
|Size at Maturity:||Medium|
|Shipping Area:||Pick Up Only|
We have two male elkhounds left out of a litter born September 2nd. They have already had their first set of shots and dewormng. Also had a vet check done as well. They are healthy and perfect. I've also started house training as well. Call Guy at 765-733-4444.
Items Included: Can possibly deliver as long as you can cover the gas. We don't like to ship our dogs because it's just too hard on them. Payment method can also be discussed. We have had people do a money transfer before.
|A.K.A. :||Norsk Elghund, Grå Norsk Elghund, Gray Norwegian Elkhound, Small Grey Elk Dog, Norwegian Moose Dog, Harmaa norjanhirvikoira|
|Overview:||The Norwegian Elkhound has the courage, agility and stamina to hold big game at a distance and the endurance to track for hours in all types of weather and terrain. They are extremely versatile.|
|Weight (lbs):||44 - 50 lbs.|
|Height (in):||19 - 21 inches|
|Colors:||Gray with black tipped hairs. The muzzle, ears and tail tip are black.|
|Coat:||Dense, smooth lying, weather resistant, outer-coat is coarse and straight with an under-coat that is soft and wooly. Shedding is year-round.|
|Character:||The Norwegian Elkhound is straightforward, equable, friendly and gentle characters. They make a great family pet and home guardian as they are very loyal and protective. The Norwegian Elkhound puppies are born black but turn gray in about a week as their fur develops.|
|Temperament:||The Norwegian Elkhound is alert, friendly, dependable, trustworthy, independent, dominant|
|Care:||Its double coat needs brushing twice a week and daily during main shedding season when it sheds a lot.|
|Training:||Early training is necessary especially in the area of barking. It is suggested you begin at about 12 weeks of age. Too much barking should be discouraged. Be firm with the Norwegian Elkhound as they have a mind of their own and are independent. Do not punish unfairly|
|Activity:||The Norwegian Elkhound should be exercised at least one hour per day which can consist of a run or free play.|
|Country of Origin:||Norway|
|Health Issue:||Hot spots and shedding problems. Susceptible to subcutaneous cysts and tumors. Possibility to progressive retinal atrophy, lens luxation glaucoma and congenital kidney disease.|
|Life Expectancy:||10 - 12|
More About Norwegian Elkhound Breed
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Questions You Should Ask the Breeder
1. Are the puppies' parents "certified"? This means that certain breeds are often at risk for genetic conditions such as hip problems, heart problems and eye problems. Most of these diseases are inherited, meaning the disease is passed from parent to puppy. Many breeders will have their dogs evaluated and tested for that disease and ultimately "certified" by a veterinary specialist to be disease-free.
2. What are the sizes of the puppy's parents? Know how big the parents are, to get a good idea of how big your puppy will be. Is that the size dog you want?
3. Ask to meet the dogs parents. If possible, meet the puppy's parents. Notice if they appear to be in good health and evaluate their overall temperament. Are they shy, aggressive, or well adjusted?
4. How have they socialized the pups? Have the pups been around other dogs? Other people? Socialization is critical in puppies 6 – 16 weeks old. Proper socialization consisting of good experiences of a puppy with other puppies and lots of different ages, sizes and types of people will give you the best chance at having a well-adjusted dog.
5. What vaccines has the puppy had? How many shots has he received and when will the puppy be due for his next puppy shot?
6. Have the puppies been dewormed? All puppies are born with worms and routine deworming is recommended.
7. Have any of the puppies in the litter been sick? If so, what were the signs, the diagnosis and treatment?
8. What visits has the puppies had with the veterinarian? Have they been examined and declared "healthy"? If not, what problems have they had? Have they been on any medications?
9. What is their guarantee? What guarantee does the breeder give with their puppies? If the puppy is found to have a severe illness, what will they do? This is a difficult topic but one that is a lot easier to cover up front rather than later.
10. Recommendations? Ask the breeder for a couple references of puppy owners that they have sold within the past year. CALL them. Find out if the breeder was fair, if they were happy with their pups, and how any problems were handled.
11. Breeders contract? Does your breeder require a breeder's contract? If so, what is in it? Is the breeder willing to take back the puppy at any time, if you can't keep it?
12. Limited registration. Some breeders require that you spay or neuter your dog by a certain age. If that is the case, that may not be a problem but it is best to know before you get your puppy.
13. What is the family history? Ask if the breeder has information about the breed line. For example, ask how long the dogs have lived and what they have died from. Write it down. This may be important for monitoring your pet as he gets older.
14. What is the breeder currently feeding the puppy? Regardless of what they are feeding, it is ideal to continue feeding the same food for the first few days at home to minimize the risk of gastrointestinal disturbances. If you choose to change the diet, do it gradually.
15. Health certificate and certificate of sale. Ask the breeder if he will supply a health certificate for the puppy issued by his veterinarian. Some states require also a certificate of sale.
16. Does the breeder belong to a breed club? Ask for references.
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