Do Norwegian Elkhound Dogs Need To Be Groomed Regularly?
Owning a a Norwegian Elkhound and need to know how often do a Norwegian Elkhound Dog need to be groomed or should you bathe a Norwegian Elkhound?
According to pet experts, Norwegian Elkhound Dogs score out of 5 in the scale of dog breeds that need grooming regularly.
Moderate Maintenance: Grooming should be performed regularly to keep its fur in good shape. Occasional trimming or stripping needed.
Why Brush or Groom Your Norwegian Elkhound Dog?
Brushing also helps to spread healthy natural skin oils over the hair shaft, promoting a shiny coat and helping dust to slide off the hair. This can also help to reduce the need to bath and therefore decrease the occurrence of bathing.
Brushing and grooming of your Norwegian Elkhound dog are tasks that help to reinforce the positive relationship bond between your dog and you. Brushing should be a pleasant and comfy experience for your pet and you.
How Often to Groom Your Norwegian Elkhound
Dogs with short coats generally require less brushing and grooming compared to dogs with medium to long haired coats as these longer coats can get tangles, mats and debris trapped in them more quickly.
Some very short-haired pet dogs may not need traditional 'brushing' and for these dogs, owners may rather like to try a soft grooming glove to delicately remove loose hair, occasionally.
Dogs should be brushed 'as needed'. Owners should keep an eye on the condition of their dog's coat, trying to find any tangles/mats or dullness which indicates they might need a brush. Grooming can take anything from a couple of minutes to several hours a week depending on your type of dog.
Norwegian Elkhound Information
The Norwegian elkhound combines traits of hounds and spitz-like dogs, resulting in a breed that is bold, playful, independent, alert, boisterous and — unlike most hounds — even protective. This is a dog ready for adventure and happiest if that adventure takes place outdoors in cold weather. It needs daily exercise, lest it become frustrated or even destructive. It is friendly with strangers but may quarrel with strange dogs. It tends to pull when on leash unless trained, and it may bark a lot.
What to do if you lose your Norwegian Elkhound
If your Norwegian Elkhound Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:
1. Register your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.
2. Register the lost pet on the Local Lost Pets Facebook Groups Here.
3. Contact the local vets to see if anyone has handed in your lost pet.
4. Contact the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.
5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Pounds.
What to do if you find a lost Norwegian Elkhound
If you find a Norwegian Elkhound Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:
1. List the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.
2. List the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.
3. Phone the Local Authority to collect the lost animal.
4. Take the pet to the local Animal Shelter assigned to your area.
5. Take the animal to the local Vet Clinic who normally scan the animal’s microchip and call the registered pet owner.
Laws Regarding Missing Pets
1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.
2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.
3. You must contact your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.
4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.
5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.