The Norwegian Elkhound is extremely aware, loyal, smart, and kind breed that loves their family unconditionally. Despite their unstoppable family love, this breed may be wary of strangers. Great with kids, the Norwegian Elkhound will protect the younger members of their family tirelessly. Possibly difficult to train, this breed has a lust for playing and won’t stop until they get their fill. Also, because of their hunting background, this breed should be watched when in the presence of non-canine pets. .