How Much Exercise Does a Norwegian Elkhound Dog Need?
Wanting to adopt a Norwegian Elkhound and need to know how much exercise does a Norwegian Elkhound Dog need?
According to a prominent dog association, Norwegian Elkhound Dogs score out of 5 in the scale of dog breeds that require daily exercise.
The Norwegian Elkhound is a very energetic dog that thrives on strenuous activity. They need to be taken on a daily, long, brisk walk or jog.
Top 5 Laziest Dog Breeds
They need a large backyard to run all around in all day so that they can exhaust all that pent-up energy. Nonetheless, there are various other breeds that are on the opposite end of the spectrum. If you do not have the time or energy to play with your doggie for several hours a day, then there are certain breeds perfect for your way of living.
Here are a few dog breeds that prefer napping over running.
1. Chow Chow - They often tend to be rather aloof, but their independent nature means it will not mind when you leave for work in the morning. They can get over 70 pounds in weight, but they make great cuddle partners.
2. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel - Bred mainly as a lapdog and companion, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel excels at its original job. The breed is gentle, loving and would much prefer to be inside next to you than doing any sort of vigorous activity.
3. Basset Hound - They are very lazy pet dogs that are gentle and caring towards their families. Although they require small exercise, potential owners should be prepared for a lot of drool.
4. Shih Tzu - Shih Tzus tend to not be particularly fond of going outside. Many times, they will get plenty of exercise simply walking the apartment all day.
5. Boston Terrier - Their weight generally maxes out at 25 pounds, so even if you are constrained to a studio apartment, this pooch will not mind. Boston Terriers are rather non-active. One walk a day is all you need to ensure these dogs get a good workout.
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. Telephone the local vet clinics to see if anyone has brought in your missing 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 Shelters.
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. Register the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.
2. Report the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.
3. Contact the Local Council to collect the lost animal.
4. Take the animal to the local Animal Pound assigned to your suburb.
5. Take the pet to the local Vet Clinic who normally scan the animal’s microchip and call the registered owner of the pet.
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.