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Deutsche Bracke vs Jämthund vs Black Norwegian Elkhound – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Deutsche Bracke vs Jämthund vs Black Norwegian Elkhound" Compare Deutsche Bracke and Jämthund. Which is better: Deutsche Bracke or Jämthund or Black Norwegian Elkhound?
Name Deutsche Bracke Jämthund Black Norwegian Elkhound
OriginsGermany Sweden Norway
Group Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank267301548
Reviews000
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Other Names German Bracke, Olper Bracke, Westphalian Bracke, German Hound Swedish Elkhound Norsk Elghund Sort, Norsk Elghund Black, Black Elkhound, Norwegian Moose Dog (black)
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Scent hounds and related breeds group, in the Scent hounds section. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Nordic Hunting Dogs section.
Breed Recognition No set No set No set
Price $400-$600 $1000-$2000 $500-$700

General Appearance - Deutsche Bracke vs Jämthund vs Black Norwegian Elkhound

Size Medium Large Medium Medium
Weight 10-18 kg Male: 50-65 pounds (23-30 kg), Female: 50-65 pounds (23-30 kg) Male: 50-60 pounds (23-27 kg), Female: 40-55 pounds (18-25 kg)
Avg. Weight 14 kg Male: 57.5 pounds (26.5 kg), Female: 57.5 pounds (26.5 kg) Male: 55 pounds (25 kg), Female: 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg)
Height 16-21 inches (40–53 cm) 22–26 inches (57–65 cm) Male: 19-21 inches (48-53 cm), Female: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm)
Avg. Height 18.5 inches (40–53 cm) 24 inches (61 cm) Male: 20 inches (50.5 cm), Female: 19 inches (48.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Deutsche Bracke vs Jämthund vs Black Norwegian Elkhound

Coat Dense Hard Thick Luxurious Fluffy Double
Colors Yellow Red White Black Grey Dark Grey Light Grey Black
Grooming
Effortless: The Deutsche Bracke requires minimal grooming.
Average: The Jämthund requires average grooming effort.
Average: The Black Norwegian Elkhound requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Deutsche Brackes shed none to minimal.
Jämthunds shed moderately.
Black Norwegian Elkhounds are low shedders.

Characteristics - Deutsche Bracke vs Jämthund vs Black Norwegian Elkhound

Temperament Energetic Elegant Submissive Playful Intelligent Versatile Obedient Loyal Energetic Independent Active Calm Daring Alert Intelligent Robust Proud Strong Willed
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: Deutsche Bracke is an excellent dog breed.
Very smart: Jämthund is an excellent dog breed.
Smart: Black Norwegian Elkhound's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Deutsche Brackes are very easy to train.
Jämthunds are quite easy to train.
Black Norwegian Elkhounds are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
The Deutsche Bracke is a highly playful breed.
The Jämthund is a playful breed.
Black Norwegian Elkhounds, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Deutsche Brackes have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Jämthunds are less sensitive than other dog breeds.
Black Norwegian Elkhounds have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Deutsche Brackes are highly affectionate dogs.
Jämthunds are highly affectionate dogs.
Black Norwegian Elkhounds are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Deutsche Brackes are a social breed.
Jämthunds are kinda antisocial.
Black Norwegian Elkhounds need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average to high: The Deutsche Bracke is a vocal breed.
High: The Jämthund is a very vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Black Norwegian Elkhound rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Deutsche Brackes are one of the best watchdogs.
Jämthunds are good watchdogs.
Black Norwegian Elkhounds are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Deutsche Brackes are extremely protective guard dogs.
Jämthunds are extremely protective guard dogs.
Black Norwegian Elkhounds strongly protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Deutsche Bracke has a low chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Jämthund has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Black Norwegian Elkhound has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Deutsche Brackes have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Jämthunds have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Black Norwegian Elkhounds have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Deutsche Brackes have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Jämthunds have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Black Norwegian Elkhounds have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Deutsche Brackes have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Jämthunds have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Black Norwegian Elkhounds have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Deutsche Brackes are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Jämthunds are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Black Norwegian Elkhounds are apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Deutsche Brackes adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Jämthunds adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Black Norwegian Elkhounds adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Deutsche Brackes do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Jämthunds handle alone time quite well.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Deutsche Bracke vs Jämthund vs Black Norwegian Elkhound

Stranger Friendly
Deutsche Brackes are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Jämthunds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Black Norwegian Elkhounds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Deutsche Brackes are very kid-friendly dogs.
Jämthunds are very kid-friendly dogs.
Black Norwegian Elkhounds are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Deutsche Brackes are not cat-friendly dogs.
Jämthunds are average friendly towards cats.
Black Norwegian Elkhounds are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Deutsche Brackes are average friendly towards other dogs.
Jämthunds are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Black Norwegian Elkhounds are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly No
Deutsche Bracke is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Jämthund is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Black Norwegian Elkhound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Deutsche Brackes are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Jämthunds are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Black Norwegian Elkhounds are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Deutsche Brackes do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Jämthunds are generally with other pets.
Black Norwegian Elkhounds usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Deutsche Brackes are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Jämthunds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Yes
Black Norwegian Elkhounds are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Deutsche Bracke breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Jämthund breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Black Norwegian Elkhound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Deutsche Bracke vs Jämthund vs Black Norwegian Elkhound

Health Issues
Very healthy dog breed.
Jämthunds are commonly healthy dogs.
Black Norwegian Elkhounds tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems No set Diabetes Hearing Issues Heart Disease Hip Dysplasia Liver Issues Obesity Skin Allergies Cystinuria Elbow Dysplasia Entropion Fanconi Syndrome Hip Dysplasia Hypothyroidism Obesity Renal Failure
Life Expectancy 10-12 years 12-14 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Deutsche Brackes are high energy dogs.
Jämthunds are high energy dogs.
Black Norwegian Elkhounds are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Deutsche Brackes need a lot of exercises.
Jämthunds have an average exercise need.
Black Norwegian Elkhounds need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Deutsche Brackes don't need too much sleep.
Jämthunds don't need too much sleep.
Black Norwegian Elkhounds don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals. 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 2 to 2.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Low to Average.
Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers cold weather
The Jämthund can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Black Norwegian Elkhound can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Deutsche Bracke has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Jämthund has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Black Norwegian Elkhound has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Deutsche Bracke is an average drooler.
The Jämthund drools quite a lot, so if you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, you may want to choose another dog breed.
The Black Norwegian Elkhound is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Deutsche Bracke vs Jämthund vs Black Norwegian Elkhound

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 5-8 puppies 4-6 puppies 4-6 puppies

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