Moose is a Norwegian Elkhound dog. Elkhounds are large, friendly animals who were bred for hunting large game and are the national dog of Norway. Their roots go back 5,000 years, and they appear in Norse art & legend. Moose is a testament to this heritage, and he will go into "ancient dog mode" when he sees a deer, moose or other wild animal. His domestic side loves to snack on tomatoes from the vegetable garden and look guilty when caught.