Friday, April 16, 2010

Norwegian Elkhound Puppies

Earlier this week, the kidlets and I drove to Hillsboro, Oregon to visit three 9 week old Norwegian Elkhound puppies. I think Chaos might be the half-aunt of these cuties. I forget the exact lineage of the mom, Cassie. My camera is in Taiwan with hubby, so the breeder provided these pictures and said I could use them on the blog!

We'd never seen Elkhounds this young before. I think Tango, one of Chaos' puppies we met, was a few weeks older than these. I remember her being bigger, longer legs and not so round a belly. It was almost exactly this time two years ago that we adopted Chaos.

These nine week old puppies are so cute, the definition of adorable. They are bundles of energy. Biting on shoes, hair, whatever they can get their mouths on. They ran around the fenced in area chasing kidlets, balls and sticks. We played with them for two hours. All of us were worn out!

The breeder identifies the puppies by color. Each wears a colored tag. The three left were red, blue and green. They were all set to be placed in homes by the weekend which is why we needed to get over there earlier in the week. All are considered show quality right now. The kids thought it would be fun to watch them compete when they were older.

Fortunately for hubby, all the puppies were already spoken. The kids fell in love and if they knew any of them hadn't had a home yet there would have been begging, tears and wailing! I haven't really considered getting a puppy before but now that we've had some dog experience with Chaos, it might be an option in the future.


Dru said...

They are beautiful.

How's the writing?

Brandy said...

OMGosh they are so cute! We're thinking of getting a dog sometime within the next year. Right now it's in the thinking stage.

I hope you're having a great Friday!

catslady said...

There's nothing cuter than a baby animal and those pups are adorable!
If I didn't have 6 cats I would consider getting another dog but at least we get to see and sometimes babysit our granddoggie lol.

Cindy said...

I'm partial to dachshunds myself but that guy is adorable!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the photos that reminded me of the 2 Elkhounds I had. They were really smart dogs and very lovable. I named them Banjo and Chama. I took them to dog obedience school and the instructor said those were the most trainable of the medium sized dogs. However, they need a lot of room to roam and since I moved to a smaller house with a smaller back yard I have had to limit myself to chihuahuas.
I don't think you would be disappointed if you got one of those puppies.

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Erin said...

I realize this post was originally listed a long time ago, but my family is looking to add an elkhound into the mix. Is there anyway possible you would consider sharing the name of the elkhound breeder? I too live in Oregon and CANNOT find any other mention of another breeder anywhere. Thanks for your help!

Vivian's Digital Profile said...

I have a norwegian elkhound named dreamer. we got her as a small puppy and they are just the most amazing dogs you will ever find. they are very cute and friendly. i love mine!

Melissa McClone said...

Dreamer is a great name, Vivian! I love Elkhounds. A fantastic breed and so loyal and friendly! Thanks for stopping by the blog!