The Norwegian Elkhound Club of the Potomac Valley. NECPV serve's the Washington D.C. area and the Mid Atlantic. We are an AKC registered purebred club. This site has links and information that can help educate and bring together elkhounds and people.

Upcoming Events


Click Here To Join NECPV

Upcoming Events for the club

We are in desperate need of  foster homes for rescue elkhounds.  If you can foster, please email elkiehelp@gmail.com

Ruth Haverstock Ness

Loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother Ruth Ness passed from this life peacefully on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at age 95

She was married to Bob Kiracofe Ness for 70 years, whom she met at Lebanon Valley Collage, Pennsylvania. She earned her Master’s degree in Organic Chemistry from Ohio State University.After staying home to raise her children, she taught Organic Chemistry at George Washington University, and was a research chemist at Informatics in Rockville, Maryland.Ruth and Bob raised their family in Kensington, Maryland.Ruth was a devoted member of warner Memorial Presbyterian Church for 64 years where she served in many capacities.Besides being active in her children’s lives, she joined her husband in rescuing, showing and breeding Norwegian Elkhounds. And was an active member of the Norwegian Elkhound Club of the Potomac Valley.She and Bob retired to Riderwood Village in Silver Spring, Maryland in 2003. In 2013, they moved from Riverwood Village to live with their daughter, Carol in Littleton, Colorado. After Bob’s passing she moved with Carol to Las Cruces, New Mexico, where she stayed at the Haciendas at Grace Village. She resided there until her passing.Ruth is survived by her three children: Carol, Bill and David; her children-in-law: Bobrick and April; and her three grandchildren: Michael. Kyle and Cody. The family is grateful for the pouring of love and support that they have received,