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Eurohound Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Eurohound so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginNorway flagNorway Scandinavia flagScandinavia
Other Names
What other names does the Eurohound have?
Scandinavian houndEurodog
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed Eurohound is a cross breed from the Alaskan Husky group and Pointing breeds (in general German Shorthaired Pointer and English Pointer) to be a sled dog breed.

Eurohound Size and Weight

Is an Eurohound small, medium or large dog?

How big do Eurohound get?

What is the average size of an Eurohound?

How much does the Eurohound weigh? How much should an Eurohound weight? What is the normal weight of an Eurohound? How much does a full-grown Eurohound weight?
Male: 46-53 pounds (21-24 kg), Female: 39.5-46 pounds (18-21 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of an Eurohound?
Male: 49.5 pounds (22.5 kg), Female: 43 pounds (19.5 kg)
How tall is the Eurohound? Eurohound height:
26-28 inches (65-72 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of an Eurohound?
27 inches (69 cm)

Eurohound Price and Availability

How much does the Eurohound puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of an Eurohound in the United States? How much money is an Eurohound?

Where to buy an Eurohound with a good pedigree?

If you choose to purchase the Eurohound, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Eurohound for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Eurohound gets to a happy place.
How easy is it to get a Eurohound? How many Eurohound are there in the world?
Average: The Eurohound is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

Eurohound Trainability and Intelligence

Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Eurohound? Is the Eurohound breed dumb or smart?
Smart: The Eurohound dogs have great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.

The Eurohound is among the smartest dogs in the intelligence ranking.

Are Eurohound dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train an Eurohound?
A slightly harder to train than average. Eurohound dogs aren't famous for their trainability. This breed needs more time and repetition to obey. It's challenging to teach them new commands, but not impossible.
Watchdog Ability
Is Eurohound good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Eurohound dogs are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Eurohound dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Eurohound dogs are not the best to protect their territory. Better to have the protection of your house and property supervised by others.

Eurohound Personality and Temperament

What kind of personality does the Eurohound have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Eurohound sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Eurohound dogs don't tolerate irregular daily routines, noisy households, and frequent guest visits really well.

They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is an Eurohound a good family dog?
Average: Eurohound dogs are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely with their owners.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Scandinavian hound need? Eurohound social needs:
Eurohound dogs need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Eurohound to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Eurohound roam?
Eurohound dogs have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command. This breed is also able to cause damage to your fence.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Eurohound have high prey drive?
Eurohound dogs have a high impulse to chase and catch something. Cats or any other small animals are in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Eurohound dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.

Eurohound Activity and Playfulness

How playful is this breed?
The Eurohound is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Do Eurohound dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Scandinavian hound bark?
Average to High: The Eurohound is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have different meanings.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Apartment Friendly
Is Eurohound good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have an Eurohound in an apartment?
Not an apartment-friendly dog the Eurohound breed. If you don't have a garden, think carefully about your decision, keeping Eurohound indoors can cause a lot of problems.

Eurohound Adaptability and Independence

Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Average: Eurohound dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can an Eurohound be left alone? How long can you leave an Eurohound alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.

Eurohound Bite Characteristics

Bite Force PSI
Does the Eurohound has a hard bite? What is the bite force of an Eurohound? How much bite force does an Eurohound have? How strong is an Eurohound bite?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Eurohound bite force: Ordinary. Bite force Eurohound measurements typically fall within the range of 200 to 400 PSI. The bite force of an Eurohound is considered ordinary when compared to other dog breeds, but it is still quite powerful. This Eurohound bite force PSI can cause bite wounds. Eurohound bite PSI is not something that should be feared if the dog is well-trained and managed. To avoid any issues, it's essential to learn how to train an Eurohound puppy not to bite from an early age.

The Eurohound, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained.

However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.

In conclusion, while the Eurohound bite force is certainly an interesting aspect of the breed, it is important not to let it overshadow the many other reasons why these dogs are so loved and respected. With proper training and socialization, an Eurohound can be a loyal and protective companion for your family.

Biting Potential
Do Eurohound bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Scandinavian hound? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Eurohound? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Eurohound has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Eurohound do?
Eurohound dogs have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Eurohound dogs need to be taught a good attitude.

Eurohound Health and Lifespan

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Eurohound dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Eurohounds are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Eurohound breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Eurohound see the vet?
The Eurohound should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year). If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Eurohound dogs live? How old can a Eurohound be? What is the age limit of the Eurohound? How many years can the oldest Eurohound live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of an Eurohound?

How long is the lifespan of an Eurohound?

9-15 years
The average lifespan of Eurohound: 12 years
Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers cold weather
The Eurohound can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog. Dogs can suffer from frostbite and hypothermia in extremely cold weather, so it is important to take precautions to keep your dog safe and comfortable during the winter months.

Eurohound Energy and Activity

Energy Level
How much energy does the Eurohound have? What is the activity level of the Eurohound?
Eurohound dogs are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Eurohound is a great sprint dog.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does an Eurohound need? How much exercise do Eurohound dogs require per day?

Do Eurohound dogs need a lot of exercises?

Eurohound dogs need a lot of exercises. Long walks should be on a daily schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Eurohounds take part in sled dog racing with other racing dogs, like Alaskan Huskies.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Eurohound breed need?
Eurohound dogs don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.

Eurohound Diet and Weight Management

Average daily food consumption
How much food does an Eurohound need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does an Eurohound breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Eurohound? How much food should I feed my Eurohound?
2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Eurohound risk for obesity:
Average: The Eurohound has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.

If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Eurohound weight regularly.

Eurohound Allergies and Grooming

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Eurohound have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper Eurohound coats?
Black Red Cream White BlondeSpottedBeigePatchedBlack with white blazingSolid with patches of spots
How to groom the Eurohound and how often? How often should I take my Eurohound to the groomer?
Effortless: The Eurohound requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Eurohound is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.

Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Eurohound dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Scandinavian hound? Do Eurohound dogs shed a lot?
Eurohound dogs are low shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Eurohound need a bath? How often should you give an Eurohound a bath? Can I bathe my Eurohound every day?
6-8 weeks
Rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

For example, short-haired dog breeds can go a very long time in between baths. These short-haired breeds shed regularly and that shedding works to naturally remove excess dirt and oil. So unless your weenie dog got into the garbage can, you can probably hold off on a bath for a while.

Is the Eurohound breed hypoallergenic?
Eurohound dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions. Some dog breeds are even considered to higher possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?


The Eurohound has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Eurohound drool?
The Eurohound is an average drooler. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Eurohound Good With

Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Eurohound dogs get along with other pets? Are Eurohound dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Eurohound dogs do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Eurohound temperament with other people:
Eurohound dogs are not the most stranger-friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Eurohound dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Eurohound temperament with children:
Eurohound dogs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Eurohound dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Eurohound breed live with a cat?
Eurohound dogs are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Eurohound good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Eurohound dogs get along with other dogs?
Eurohound dogs are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Eurohound can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Eurohound breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Eurohound breed suitable for first-time owners?
Eurohound dogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Office Friendly
Are Eurohound dogs good office canines? Do Eurohound dogs make good office-friendly pets? Can they be office dogs?
Eurohound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Eurohound dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Scandinavian hound temperament with senior people? Are Eurohound dogs good for elderly owners?
Eurohounds are commonly okay with elderly people.

Eurohound As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Eurohound be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

Eurohound is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Eurohound be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Eurohound be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Eurohound is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Eurohound be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.

Eurohound is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Eurohound be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Eurohound is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Eurohound be a boat dog?

Not really

Eurohound breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Eurohound be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

Eurohound is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Eurohound dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Eurohound Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is an Eurohound pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Eurohound breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Eurohound: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Eurohound have in a litter? How many puppies can the Eurohound breed have for the first time? How many puppies does an Eurohound have? How many puppies can an Eurohound give birth to?
4-10 puppies

Eurohound Recognition

AKC Group
Is Eurohound recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Eurohound recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.

Eurohound Pros and Cons

  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: The Eurohound dogs have great intelligence.
  • Health Issues: Eurohounds are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Eurohound requires minimal grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Eurohound dogs are low shedders.
  • Mouthiness: Eurohound dogs have a lower than average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people.
  • Dog Friendly: Eurohound dogs are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Trainability: A slightly harder to train than average.
  • Hypoallergenic: Eurohound dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions.
  • Apartment Friendly: Not an apartment-friendly dog the Eurohound breed.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Eurohound dogs have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
  • Cat Friendly: Eurohound dogs are not cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Eurohound is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Eurohound dogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

Eurohound History

The Eurohound is not a purebred breed of dog but instead is continually crossbred from purebreds and mixes in order to produce dogs for specific running conditions. As the imported North American racing dogs could not match the performance of the Husky, the breeders felt the need of developing an entirely new cross in the early 1980s. In order to do so, Alaskan Huskies were imported to Sweden and Norway, and the got mixed with German Short-haired Pointer. These dogs possessed the sledding ability of the Husky as well as the intelligence and willingness to work with the Pointer.

Eurohound racers crossbreed for specific working traits, abilities, and health or not in order to a new breed with a consistent appearance. Crossbreeding includes breeding between two established breeds, with two tightly bred but unrelated gene pools, and breeding the first generation cross back to one of the purebred breeds. The dogs most often used for Eurodog crosses are purebred Pointers (German Shorthaired Pointers and English Pointers), Vorester Pointer, and Alaskan Huskies (Gareth Wright lines primarily) from tightly bred sprint dog lines used for racing. A first-generation Eurohound cross (fifty percent Pointer, fifty percent Husky) have short coats, suitable for sprint races, which don’t involve resting or sleeping on the trail. If this 50-50 mix is bred again with purebred Alaskan Husky the resulting generation will have thicker coats, which is more suitable for long-distance teams. Most distance mushers prefer the pointer genetics to only be 1/8 in a dog for maximum performance. These dogs should be termed Alaskan Huskies or Hound crosses, due to the reduction of the Eurohound ‘s influence. The term “Eurohound” was coined by Ivana Nolke, to distinguish the European racing dogs being imported into Alaska.

 But Why the name Eurohound, and not Europointer? – Tone Coughlin to Ivana Nolke:

“In Europe, there is really no distinction between a hound (a hunting dog in general) and a pointer. In the UK and in Ireland there maybe since they are English speaking countries. All hunting dogs (including pointers) are called HOUNDS – in different variations depending on the country. And there is only one POINTER in Europe, the English Pointer. GSP is not called a pointer in most of the European countries. For example, the GSP is called Duitse staande hond in Dutch (hond = hound). All Eurohounds when they first came to Alaska (which was the first US state they were introduced to) were called HOUNDS in general. Some Eurohounds still have sighthounds in their pedigree.”

In their appearance characteristics of Pointers, Huskies, and any other breeds used in breeding may show up in the dogs. As the Eurohound is a carefully bred performance dog type rather than a kennel club registered purebred breed, its appearance can vary on a relatively broad scale.

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