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    Norwegian Elkhound

    I've been looking into getting a dog, and vigorously trying to convince mom to get one. I'm starting to wear her down a bit, but the kind of dog I want is a Norwegian Elkhound and word on the street is they shed a lot. Do they really shed as much as they say? My mom is a clean freak and I don't think she could stand a dog that sheds that much. Is anyone here familiar with them?

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    Re: Norwegian Elkhound

    I am not familiar with them but I have had a few different dogs and have been around many dogs and they are all going to shed alot from what i have seen. However there are dogs that arent as bad as others.

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    Re: Norwegian Elkhound

    Seriously though, who wouldn't want this guy?


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    Re: Norwegian Elkhound

    As an Asst. Animal Tech. I can tell you the Norwegian Elkhound sheds almost as bad as a Siberian Husky. :lol: You need a short haired, warm climate dog to cut down on shedding. These breeds need to be kept inside in the winter, and have one of those little sweaters on for their walks. Hope that helps. :lol:

    And remember puppies grow up! It is cute! :lol:
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    Re: Norwegian Elkhound

    "FedjeViking" wrote:
    As an Asst. Animal Tech. I can tell you the Norwegian Elkhound sheds almost as bad as a Siberian Husky. :lol: You need a short haired, warm climate dog to cut down on shedding. These breeds need to be kept inside in the winter, and have one of those little sweaters on for their walks. Hope that helps. :lol:

    And remember puppies grow up! It is cute! :lol:
    Thanks Fedje! I know puppies grow, I like the full grown ones too. They're not as cute, but they're definately a pretty dog. I've never really liked short haired dogs that much. I've always wanted an Elkhound, a Golden Retriever or a German Shepherd.

    I don't think I'm going to get one until I move out, unfortunately. Oh well, only 3 years left! :grin:

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    Re: Norwegian Elkhound

    I have a yellow lab and chocolate lab. The yellow one sheds, but the chocolate one dosn't, and I have no clue why.

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    Re: Norwegian Elkhound

    i have had two golden retrivers and my neighbor has two and from my experinces most goldens are very calm dogs. but they will be protective. there really good first dogs two cause there smart and hard to anger.
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    Re: Norwegian Elkhound

    "Ltrey33" wrote:
    Seriously though, who wouldn't want this guy?

    my mom thought our dog was cute too, until it got bigger than our cat!! LOL
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