For 2011 Evelyn & I accepted the invitation on behalf of PSNEA and took CALLIE and CASSIE.  We were put on display with other Scandinavian dog breeds that were invited to the event. Dave & Jill Evander and LOUIE joined us for 2012 and 2014.

Midsummer Fest is a two day celebration of the summer solstice.

The festival highlights a mix of Scandinavian cultures that begins with the Swedish tradition of raising the Maistang or Maypole and concludes with the lighting of a ceremonial bonfire a Norwegian tradition that celebrates the arrival of summer.

2011 shows CASSIE with a local group called “Glamfolk”. They set up a typical “Viking Village” where visitors can learn about the Vikings culture, and how they lived.

For 2011 & 2012 there were a number of replica artifacts, craftsmen, merchants, and re-enactors ready and available to teach anyone who is interested in learning about the life of a Viking.

We were on display for three hours during the afternoon in Poulsbo’s Waterfront Park. We alternated being in our display area and walking our dogs amongst the crowd answering questions, posing for pictures and greeting the "little folk" as LOUIE is doing here.


 More Midsommer Fest Pictures



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Who: All Elkhounds and their families and those who love the breed.

What: Our club is hosting a potluck for all Elkhound fanciers. This is a great opportunity to visit with families that have Elkhounds and meet their dogs. Everyone has such a good time and its so much fun seeing so many Elkhound’s in one location. Our picnic has become a popular annual event here in Hillsboro and we would love to have you and your family join us for the day.

When: Saturday June 23rd from 10 A.M. To 2 P.M.. We will be there all day so feel free to come early and stay late.

Where: Shady Wood Park 535 NE 24th Ave. Hillsboro Oregon 97124. The park is a couple of blocks West of the Washington Country fairgrounds. There is plenty of parking, restrooms, and lots of shade at this location. We have a reserved area at the park for our event.

What to Bring: A potluck dish to share. The club will provide chicken, drinks, and table ware. A lawn chair for yourself and a crate for your dog if you have one. If you do not have a crate we will have some available for those of you that would like to crate your dogs. If your Elkhound is unable to attend please bring a picture of him/her to share.

If you know of anyone that has an Elkhound or is interested in getting information about Elkhounds please feel free to invite them to join us.

RSVP by June 20th Jan 503-648-5508 or
If you have additional questions please give me a call

Hope to see you on the 23rd























Dennis Bell and LOKI, PSNEA's Most Titled Elkhound



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PSNEA was well represented at this years Rose City Classic Meet The Breeds event held in conjunction with the Rose City Classic All Breed Dog Show. Not pictured are Dennis Bell & LOKI.


A highlight for PSNEA at this years show was a seminar for judges looking to add Norwegian Elkhounds to their credentials taught by Patricia Trotter. PSNEA supported Ms Trotter by providing some of the dogs she used in the seminar and we were invited to attend the lecture. It was a special treat to listen to a long time championship breeder and judge teach how to properly evaluate Elkhounds.



GrChampion “Janor's Arctic Blast” (Roki) owned by Gar, Elaine & Leyia Johnson; shown by Lisa DuPre wins Group 1 placement at the Rose City Classic Jan 2016. Congratulations ROKI.



“Janor's All About The Bling” owned by Jan Herinckx; shown by Lisa DuPre wins her first major at the Clark County Kennel Club Show Dec 2016 at 8 months old. Kudus to BLING & Lisa.


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