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Eurohound

The Eurohound originated in Scandinavia for the purpose of sled dog racing. The breed is a cross between a Pointer and an Alaskan Husky. Due to the fact that the breed comes from two unrelated yet tightly bred gene pools, it is often considered a hybrid. Those that are 50 percent crosses are optimal for sprint racing; those that have a higher percentage of Pointer are better suited for distance racing teams.

The appearance of the Eurohound can vary due to its performance dog status. Those that are 50 percent crosses are generally black with white spots or patches and half-dropped ears. The lower the percentage of Pointer, the more likely the Eurohound will appear like an Alaskan Husky.

Eurohound