In the early 1980s, Norway and Sweden began the first ever mixing of German Short-haired Pointer and Alaskan Husky and named it Eurohound. As the imported North American racing dogs could not match the performance of the Husky, the mushers felt the need of developing an entirely new cross. These dogs needed to possess the sledding ability of the Husky as well as the intelligence and willingness to work with the Pointer.
Around half of the Eurohounds have dropped black ears with white circles or solid patches of spots, while some of them can be seen with numerous spots all over the body. The ratio of Pointer and Husky appearances in this breed is inversely proportional to each other.
- The term Eurohound was coined by Alaska sleds racing and dog expert Ivana Nolke
Temperament & Personality
Being energetic and extroverted nature they also love to be engaged in work. They bond strongly with humans and often rely on their masters for leadership. They are very loyal, affectionate and intelligent. The Eurohound does not like closed indoors or apartments and loves to walk, roam, and run in open environments. They can dig a hole in just a few minutes, and have a strong instinct to hunt, also indulging in occasional chasing.