Jamthund or Elkhound
Good with Kids:
The Elkhound also known as jamthund is a cunning and intelligent dog that has a mind of its own and loves to have ample space for exercise. They usually go well with children and other household animals.
Country of origin:
Medium dog breeds.
The breed is equable, straight forward, and intelligent and cunning, has a sense of humour, is sensitive to nuances in the voice, and is physically demanding of itself
Northern dog breeds (AKC)
57-65cm for dogs and 52-60cm for bitches.
The Elkhound gets on with other dogs even though its bark can have a frightening effect upon them.
They are rather reserved with strangers and yet they are no watchdogs. Children and Elkhounds together do not usually cause any problems and the same applies to any animals present in and around the house.
The Elkhound has a cream-coloured thick undercoat with thick, densely packed covering hair. The colour of the outer-coat is dark or light grey and there should be cream-coloured patches on the nose, cheeks, throat, and stomach, front of the chest, legs, and underside of the tail
The coat hardly needs any grooming. During moulting is best to use a comb with a double row of metal teeth to remove loose hairs from the under-layer of the coat. In common with other Arctic dogs, the hair of the Elkhound does not have the typical dog smell
This dog needs a calm handler who exudes a natural authority. An equable and consistent manner of approach to their training is essential