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A Norwegian elkhound.
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(Breeds) a powerful breed of dog of the spitz type with a thick grey coat and tightly curled tail. Also called: Norwegian elkhound
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Norwe′gian elk′hound

one of a Norwegian breed of dogs having a short body, a thick, gray coat, and a tail curled over the back.
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Noun1.elkhound - breed of compact medium-sized dog with a heavy grey coat developed in Norway for hunting elkelkhound - breed of compact medium-sized dog with a heavy grey coat developed in Norway for hunting elk
hound, hound dog - any of several breeds of dog used for hunting typically having large drooping ears
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SHOW NEWS April 13 | Norwegian Elkhound Association of Scotland and Basset Hound Club of Scotland open shows in conjuction with the Hound Association of Scotland's championship show, Ingliston, Edinburgh.
For example, if you have a Norwegian Elkhound, a special urinalysis looking for amino acids in the urine can be done via the University of Pennsylvania.
Sure, you already knew about Posner's contributions to the law and economics movement, but did you know about Fang, his Norwegian elkhound (p.
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They resembled something close to a Norwegian elkhound with a flare of coyote; these critters were a joy to hunt with.
I love dogs, particularly working/hunting dogs, and much appreciated seeing two hunting breeds that are uncommon here: the Norwegian elkhound (remember elk in Europe means moose) and the little Finspitz.
When the term losh 'aia sobaka appears in other contemporary documents, it often indicates a hunting dog, most frequently an elkhound. (13) Ovcharka first turns up in 18th-century Russian translations of French and German dictionaries, where it is defined as a livestock-guarding dog while ovcharskii is a peasant/village sheepdog.
Es hereditario en la raza Basenji, quizas tambien en Shetland, Schnauzer miniatura, Scottish Terrier y Elkhound. En gatos puede provocar obstruccion urinaria (15, 26, 43).
A BUMPER STICKER THAT RECENTLY CAUGHT MY EYE READ, "MY Norwegian Elkhound Is Smarter Than Your Honor Student!" While the intent was to promote a dog breed, the statement also satirized the "My child is better than your child" bumper stickers that are often overused.
Ryan, Poems 17-20, Elkhound Press, price not available.
COULD I please appeal t o ECHO readers for any information regarding our Norwegian elkhound who has been missing from the Orrell park area for three weeks.