The Norwegian Elkhound is the National Dog of Norway. The Elkhound has served as a hunter, guardian, herder, and defender. It is known for its courage in tracking and hunting moose and other large game, such as bear or wolf. The breed name "Norwegian Elkhound" is a direct translation from its original Norwegian name Norsk Elghund, meaning "Norwegian moose dog." All Elkhounds have a sharp loud bark which makes them suitable as watchdogs. Check out our collection of Norwegian Elkhound dog names for male or female Elk puppies.