Norwegian elkhound


: any of a Norwegian breed of hardy short-bodied medium-sized dogs with erect ears and a very heavy coat of gray hairs with black tips

Illustration of Norwegian elkhound

Illustration of norwegian elkhound

Word History

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Norwegian elkhound was in 1878

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“Norwegian elkhound.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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