Past Buyer Testimonials about Norske Farms
"I am the proud owner of 2 Norske farms pups. The first was one of Ellie's pups and the next was Brita. Rod and Kari are the nicest people I know and were very helpful in every way. My sweet Rob and Ally are the most beautiful and wonderful dogs and I am so glad to have them. The Carlson's have always been there to answer all my questions long after I bought these pups. I highly recommend them and their great pups. We were in contact on a regular basis and even though my pups were shipped, the transaction was smooth and easy thanks to Rod and Kari being the nice folks they are.I am so glad I found them and will always be grateful for Robbie and Ally."
"In January 2009, we discovered Norske Farms. We immediately contacted them& met our little Elkie. The Carlson family were a joy to work with& kept us up to date on how our little one was doing before we adopted her. In February, we adopted a beautiful little female Elkhound, now named Serenity.
Their facility is very impressive...very neat, clean and well maintained. It is easy to see that these dogs are members of the Carlson family. We would certainly recommend Norske Farms to anyone who is looking for an elkhound.
In addition, we would be more than happy to speak with anyone who has any questions. You guys are great & we brag about you whenever we can. In fact, I was on Facebook one night (there are several Elkhound fan sites on Facebook)...I've posted some pictures of Seri & have had lots of comments on her. One of the members was looking for a breeder in the midwest, so I pointed him to your website.
Thanks again for giving us such a special little girl. She is growing up so beautiful! She has been through 4 different classes, including some "trick" training. She is a little show-off! She loves an audience & as always, loves to annoy her big brother!"
Thanks & God Bless...
Donna & Tom Covert
"We have nothing but praise for Norske Farms and our Elkhound Thor. We had him shipped to us. He arrived in good condition with food, a toy, and vet documentation of shots, etc. We have had regular 1st year visits to our vet who comments on how healthy he is, and how well he is doing. Everyone who sees him falls in love with him right away! People are always commenting on what a good looking dog he is. Rod and Kari were wonderful to work with. We communicated with them via phone and internet. The website with pictures/videos helped allay our concerns about not actually seeing the dog and the facility before buying. We would definitely recommend Norske Farms to anyone looking for a Norwegian Elkhound."
Greg and Karen Jensen.
Great Falls, Montana
"We purchased our beautiful Norwegian Elkhound from Norske Farms in July 2009. We found Kari and Rod to be very accommodating as we visited to look at the puppies as well as arrangements for pick up and they promptly responded to all the questions we had. All of the appropriate medical care had been provided and the paperwork was in order when we picked up our puppy. Our puppy, Catcher, is now 9+ months old and is an absolute joy. He has been easy to train, is very good natured, lovable and enjoys being around people. We would recommend Norske Farms to anyone who is interested in purchasing a Norwegian Elkhound."
Jeff and Marie Brown
"Our experience with Norske farms was incredible! From the first day that we had chosen a pup, the contacts back and forth were great. Any questions that we wanted to know were answered. The pup we received is gorgeous. Such a family dog. I would highly rate these puppies. The care they are provided and the environment they come from, make them top notch!"
"I just wanted to tell you how happy we are to have Beyla as an addition to our family. We have only had her for a couple of weeks but she has brought us a lot of joy. She is well-behaved and is learning tricks very quickly! Everyone who comes over comments that she is the cutest puppy they have ever seen and we couldn't agree more. We were very pleased with your communication prior to picking her up as well as the facilities the day we arrived. We could tell how much these puppies are a part of your family by the way you both gave her extra long hugs when we were leaving! Thanks again for all of your help!"
Kristene, Joel & Beyla (woof!)
"We lost our first Norwegian Elkhound a year before we found Norske Farms. We live in Florida so we didn’t how it would work getting a puppy all the way from Iowa. Kari was great to work with. We picked the time frame that would work for us to get a puppy. She told us who the mother and father would be and showed us pictures of them. After the puppies were born, we saw them on video. Then we picked the one that we wanted. Nori had to be flown from Iowa to Florida. We drove a few hours to the airport that was best for him to fly into. He was safe and sound and glad to see his new owners. We were very pleased with the service we got from Norske Farms and with our new lively puppy."
Ken & Sherry Swords
"My husband and I were nervous about buying an Elkhound puppy online until we found Norske Farms. What caught our attention first were the photos of their facility. It looked very clean and professional. It became even better once we started communicating with the Carlson’s. They were so easy to talk to and answered all of our questions with ease. I could also tell that they really care for their dogs and the puppies. Kari was able to pick out a puppy that fit our personality and did an excellent job at it. Shipping him on the plane was much easier than I expected. We are so happy with how smart and laid back our Norwegian Elkhound puppy is. He has learned all the basic tricks within two weeks and never leaves our side when hiking. He is so friendly with all people and other dogs. Thank you, for raising such quality Norwegian Elkhounds. I highly recommend Norske Farms!"
"Thanks so much for our sweet, sweet puppy. We named him Rocco and he already such an important part of our family. We've all been so pleased with his gentle nature and patience. He has been so good about sleeping through the night and is always goes potty outside or on the paper. All the children in the neighborhood adore him and he never barks at any of them. He is truly proof that you are wonderful breeders. Thanks again so much for our new family member!"