This is a fighting dog that is not afraid of wild animals. He is quick-witted, intelligent, and designed for sentry purposes. The dog works both independently and under the careful guidance of the owner. A dog will never offend a child. Therefore, children can be safely left in the same room as the Norwegian Elkhund. With proper training, the dog gets along well with other breeds of dogs in the same perimeter, it will not also conflict with cats.