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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.

Group Sled Dogs
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OriginNorway Scandinavia
Other Names
What other names does the Eurohound have? The dog breed also known as...
Eurodog, Scandinavian hound
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross BreedEurohound 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.
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.
How much does the Eurohound puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Eurohound price:
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.

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.

Eurohound General Appearance

What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Eurohound size:
How much does the Eurohound weigh? Eurohound weight:
Male: 46-53 pounds (21-24 kg), Female: 39.5-46 pounds (18-21 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Eurohound? Eurohound average weight:
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)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Eurohound average height:
27 inches (69 cm)

Eurohound Hair & Care

What type of coat does the Eurohound have? What does this canine coat look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Eurohound's coat?
BlackWhiteCreamBeigeBlondeRedSpottedPatchedBlack with white blazingSolid with patches of spots
How to groom the Eurohound and how often?
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 Eurodog? Eurohound shedding level:
Eurohounds 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.

Eurohound Characteristics

What kind of personality does the Eurohound have? What characteristics does the breed have?
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Eurohound? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Eurohound's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Are Eurohound dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Eurohounds 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.
How playful is this breed?
The Eurohound is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Eurohound sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Eurohounds don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household 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?
Eurohounds are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely to their owners.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Eurodog need? Eurohound social needs:
Eurohounds 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.
Do Eurohound dogs bark a lot? 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 same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Eurohound good as a watchdog?
Eurohounds are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered as their main job.
Do Eurohound dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Eurohounds are not the best to protect their territory. Better to have the protection of your house and property supervised by others.
Biting Potential
Do Eurohound bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Eurodog? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Eurohound? Why do dog bites happen?
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?
Eurohounds have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Eurohounds need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Eurohound to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Eurohound roam?
Eurohounds 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?
Eurohounds 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.
Apartment Friendly
Is Eurohound good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Eurohounds are not apartment-friendly dogs. If you don't have a garden, you may have to reconsider your choice for having a puppy from this breed.
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Eurohounds adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home 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.
Fighting Dog
Where Eurohound dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Eurohound Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Eurohounds are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Eurohound dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Eurohound and children:
Eurohounds 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?
Eurohounds 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? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Eurohounds 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.
Office Friendly
Are Eurohounds good office dogs? Do Eurohounds make good office friendly dogs? Can Eurohounds 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 Eurodog temperament with senior people? Are Eurohound dogs good for elderly owners?
Eurohounds are commonly okay with elderly people.
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?
Eurohounds do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Eurohound breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Eurohounds are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Eurohound be a service dog?
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?
Not really
This breed 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 to 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
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
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Eurohound is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat 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.
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.

Eurohound Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Eurohound dogs have health problems?
Eurohounds are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Life Expectancy
How long do Eurohound dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Eurohound be?
10-15 years
Is the Eurohound breed hypoallergenic?
Eurohounds don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the 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.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Eurohound have?
Eurohounds are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Eurohound is a great sprint dog.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Eurohound dogs require per day?
Eurohounds 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 this fido need?
Eurohounds don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Eurohound need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
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's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Prefers cold weather
The Eurohound can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
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 Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
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 bitch 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 bitch’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.
How often can the Eurohound have a litter? 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? What is the average litter size of this fido?
4-10 puppies

Eurohound Pros & Cons

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

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