The Black Norwegian Elkhound has a very typical Spitz-like physique. His silhouette is rather short and stocky. He has a compact and short gait and rather smaller than average. His appearance is a little different from his counterpart, and gives him a slightly more severe look. The Black Norwegian Elkhound is somewhat larger and heavier than his cousin the Grey Norwegian Elkhound.
Between 46 and 49 cm (18.11 to 19.29 inches) for the male
Between 43 and 46 cm (16.93 to 18.11 inches) for the female
Between 25 and 30 kg (55.12 to 66.14 pounds) for the male
Between 25 and 30 kg (55.12 to 66.14 pounds) for the female
The color of his coat is almost black, but there may be a little white on the chest, feet and forelegs.
His coat's black hair is very shiny.
His head has a domed skull and a well marked stop. His eyes are very dark.
His ears are straight up. They are pointed and small but very mobile. His pretty nose is all black.
His tail is typical of Nordic dogs and is nicely curled on the back.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group , section and is #