Norwegian Pyrenees is a beautiful silver grey or cream-colored dog with black points. They weigh about 75 lbs. and are very intelligent and well suited as a family dog or as a family guard dog. They are extremely devoted to there family and will give their lives to protect them. They are a breed in themselves. They were the result of a planned mating between a Great Pyrenees and a Norwegian Elkhound. Both these breeds are fantastic family dogs and when combined the result is Awesome, taking the best from both breeds. The Norwegian Pyrenees is a rugged dog with the ability to withstand harsh conditions. They are in a class of their own and are a one of a kind. For a unique and beautiful family dog with built in protection instincts, Norwegian Pyrenees should be your choice.
The J Bar Stenberg Ranch and the Stenberg Family have bred Norwegian Elkhounds basically forever. The Stenberg’s migrated from Norway in 1887 and remember always having Norwegian Elkhounds as family members both here in America and before in Norway. Jerome and Kathy started raising registered dogs in 1976 and they are truly part of our Family. Our puppies are born and raised from the beginning being around children and livestock. While our dogs sleep in the house at night, usually on the couch or at the foot of a bed, they spend the day outside. We are Montana Ranchers with several thousand head of livestock so there is always something going on and exciting for our furry family members. Our puppies are exposed to a wide array of developmental stimulus at a young age. This wide range of experience quickly develops their individual personalities. We feel that this is a big plus compared to a puppy raised in a kennel or a barnyard. When you have a certain criteria or a desired personality for your new puppy, we can more easily and accurately find your right puppy. All our puppies are fully guaranteed healthy and ready to become your best friend.
The breed is the National Dog of Norway and the Norwegian Government retains its right of ownership if it deems necessary due to a National emergency. Don’t know what they would be used for, but it indicates how cherished the Norwegian is in its native land.