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Our Dogs

TOP IMAGE: Kamloops Norwegian  Elkhound Specialty shows Best Brood Bitch:  Ch Ryfjeld’s Driva av Vigeland handled by Norm Vig (right of centre) and her off-spring:  Ch. Vigeland’s Trygg Sigbjorn on the right (handled by Pat Trip).  On the far right is Ch. Driva’s Miss Hilja av Vigeland (handled by Mitzie Vig). Far left is:  Ch Vigeland’s Royken, and The Top winning Dog in Obedience in Kamloops, Vigeland’s Tzar  CD. (handled by Karen Chernencoff of Solbakken Kennels). Under Judge Leslie Rogers, and Royken’s handler is Mark Webster.

We have imported five different bitches from the top Norwegian Elkhound kennels in Norway.  In 1968, our first import “Ch. Ryfjeld’s Driva av Vigeland” started a new trend for us.  All our dogs were shown well-groomed, but not a whisker or hair was clipped on them. Elkhounds are hunting dogs, and their whiskers are needed to protect them in bushy conditions.

You can view some of our dogs in our Photo Gallery.

Elghund is incorrectly translated as elkhound unfortunately.  The direct translation is MOOSEDOG.  Moose is ELG in Norwegian, and dog is HUND . The english-version Norwegian Elkhound differs from the direct translation from its original Norwegian name Norsk Elghund.

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Vigeland Kennels Torra with moose near Atlin, BC.

Driva was a great bitch, producing “Ch. Vigeland’s Trygg Sigbjorn” from her first litter.  Trygg became Top Elkhound in Canada in 1973, and second in 1974, and his son Ch. Fanto av Glitnir was Top Elkhound in Canada in 1977

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Trygg became Top elkhound in Canada in 1973,
and second in 1974, and his son Ch. Fanto av Glitnir was Top Elkhound in Canada in 1977.

Driva produced many champions, and her offspring became the foundation stock of many kennels.  Driva was sent to California to be bred to the TOP DOG ALL BREEDS in the USA, “Ch. Vin-Melca’s Vagabond“.

 

American & Canadian Champion Seacrest Jade’s Legacy (Jack) taken at the Norwegian Elkhound Club of Canada Specialty held in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Nov. 11, 2017.

 

Jack (Can. and Amer. Champion Seacrest Jade’s Legacy) winning Best of Show at the 2016 Yukon show in Whitehorse

If you are interested in the Norwegian Elkhound we would love to hear from you, and we would try to answer any question that you may have.  We will continue to breed one or two litters of quality puppies a year.  The puppies are ready to go to their new homes at eight weeks of age. They will have had all the necessary shots, they will be micro-chipped, and registered with the CKC.

You can reach us by telephone at:  Abbotsford  604-823-2259  any time, as well as in Atlin  250-651-7535 during the summer. You can also contact Sheila Vig Robertson in White Horse, YK at 867-668-3885.

Our e-mail is: mitzvig@hotmail.ca

 

Copyright Vigeland Kennels Ltd. 2018