elk·​hound | \ ˈelk-ˌhau̇nd How to pronounce elkhound (audio) , ˈel-ˌkau̇nd\

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The 5-year-old Rumor beat out a Norwegian elkhound, a Pekingese, a miniature poodle, an Irish setter, a boxer and a Norwich terrier in the final ring. Orange County Register, "Rumor the German shepherd wins best in show at Westminster Dog Show," 14 Feb. 2017 Trotter got her first Norwegian elkhound, named Candy, in 1949. Kelly Whiteside, Andrew Das And Sarah Lyall, New York Times, "Westminster Dog Show 2017: Rumor the German Shepherd Wins Best in Show," 15 Feb. 2017

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1889, in the meaning defined above

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