Norwegian Elkhound Association of America


Great Gray Dogs


We hope you enjoy exploring our web site to find out more about the Norwegian Elkhound. These mighty moose hunters would love to put a little silver lining on all of your clothes.

The Norwegian Elkhound Association of America (NEAA) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to benefit the Norwegian Elkhound breed in the United States and Canada by aiding, informing and encouraging its members in the care, improvement and enjoyment of their dogs. It has been our policy to contribute to the study of diseases and hereditary defects in dogs - especially those of current concern in our breed and hopefully of benefit to other breeds. The NEAA is a proud member of the American Kennel Club. For more information on the NEAA contact the NEAA Corresponding Secretary.

NEAA History
Mission Statement

The Norwegian Elkhound Association of America was admitted to the American Kennel Club in November of 1935, and each year thereafter a delegate has been elected to represent the Association at the AKC meetings. The Association was organized and continues to exist for the purpose of encouraging the responsible breeding of purebred Norwegian Elkhounds, developing and bringing to perfection their natural high qualities, and doing all in its power to protect and advance the interests of the breed in competitive events and as a companion dog.

The mission of the Norwegian Elkhound Association of America is to maintain the integrity of the Norwegian Elkhound breed as the hunting dog of moose in Norway in the following ways:

  • to provide those people who breed Norwegian Elkhounds with the knowledge to do so in a quality manner
  • to seek the continuous improvement of the breed by adhering to the breed standard created by the Association with the approval of the American Kennel Club
  • to oversee the regional clubs in promoting and protecting the breed and to assist these clubs in their missions and educational pursuits
  • to develop, promote and disseminate educational information regarding the Norwegian Elkhound
  • to sponsor national events to monitor the progress of the breed and to demonstrate its versatility
  • to actively contribute to the study and eradication of diseases and hereditary defects that affect the Norwegian Elkhound