Elkhound is characterized by its boldness, agility,
intelligence and a gregarious nature. A bit of a
clown, Elkhounds are dog extroverts. Affectionate and
good natured with adults and children alike. Because
they have been bred to act as independent scouts for
hunting, close obedience work is not their forte.
Although quite trainable for basic obedience they rarely
display the slavish desire to please that one might find in
other breeds (the Golden Retriever for instance).
Elkhounds usually need a tangible payoff for their work.
Food will do while faint praise will not. They must be
stimulated and motivated to perform superior obedience work.
Theirs is a partnership with humans. With this in mind
they make wonderful companions."
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Here are a
few places you can find more information about the breed.
Elkhounds aren't for everyone and you should spend some
time reading about them before you decide to adopt one.
Click on the links below to hear how several others
describe the breed: