Facts & Origin
PROFILE: Norwegian Elkhound-Treeing Walker Coonhound Mix.
The combination of Norwegian El khound and Treeing Walker Coonhound results in a fascinating mixed-breed dog that is ideally suited for working purposes as well as companionship. With their unique blend of Nordic heritage and American hunting history, they are truly exceptional dogs.
Origin and history
Two remarkable breeds come together:
- Norwegian Elkhound: One of the oldest dog breeds, originally bred to hunt elk and other big game. It originated in Norway and has a history that goes back thousands of years.
- Treeing Walker Coonhound: An American hunting dog known for its ability to drive game up trees by barking.
|Origin||Norway - USA|
|Life expectancy||10 - 15 years|
|Care requirements||high-maintenance - low-maintenance|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits
This mix combines several remarkable characteristics:
- Hardworking: both breeds have a strong drive to work, which makes them active and dedicated dogs.
- Loyal: They are very loyal to their owners and often want to be by their side.
- Intelligent and adaptive: These dogs can quickly learn new commands and tricks.
- Social: Usually compatible with other dogs, provided they are properly socialized.
Suitability and attitude
Because of their energy, they are well suited for families who enjoy spending time outdoors. Also, their hunting and working instincts could be utilized in appropriate environments.
Care and health
The following activities are necessary to keep this mixed breed healthy:
- Coat Care: Their coat can be medium to long and needs regular brushing. Especially during alternate seasons.
- Exercise: These dogs need plenty of exercise, daily walks and playtime are essential.
- Nutrition: a balanced diet that matches their activity level is ideal.
- Regular vet visits: to ensure they stay healthy and any health problems are detected early.
What does this mixed breed look like?
As a mixed breed, the characteristics vary within the boundaries of its parent breeds. The Norwegian Elkhound-Treeing Walker Coonhound mix can grow to be medium to large in size .
Its coat often grows to be medium to long and can be found in a combination of black, white and brown colors. In addition, this mix has lively and expressive eyes.
Hip dysplasia (HD)
Hip dysplasia (HD) is a genetic condition in dogs where the hip joint is not shaped properly. This leads to pain, stiffness and restricted movement.
Often, unfortunately, the dogs very much under excess weight. But the dogs themselves are never to blame!
A Norwegian Elkhound-Treeing Walker Coonhound mix is a hybrid of two different breeds: the Treeing Walker Coonhound and the Norwegian Elkhound Grey. These dogs are known for their strength, intelligence and ability to concentrate.
Norwegian Elkhound-Treeing Walker Coonhound mixes are very intelligent and focused dogs with a strong hunting instinct. They are very loyal and attentive companions and make excellent family dogs.
These dogs are usually described as medium to large in size.
These mixed breeds have a medium to long coat that can vary in length depending on the parent.
A Norwegian Elkhound-Treeing Walker Coonhound mix responds well to consistent training. He should be trained with positive reinforcement and a lot of patience. It is also important to provide the dog with a stable and calm daily routine to help shape him in a safe and positive manner.