Species group: Mixed Breeds
Other name(s): Eurohound; Scandinavian Hound
RightPet does not advocate the intentional cross-breeding of purebred dogs. But the reality is that most dogs available for adoption at shelters and rescues are mixed breeds. We think it might be helpful to hear from owners of these mixes to see what traits can be found in these dogs who are desperately needing homes.
The first generation Eurohound is a cross between an Alaskan Husky and a pure German Shorthaired Pointer, although subsequent generations may have different proportions of the two breeds in the mix. This so-called designer hybrid is being used to create high performance sled racing dogs that perform particularly well in sprints.
Appearance / health:
The appearance of the Eurohound is of little importance and thus has not become standardized. The focus with the Alaskan Husky / GSP mix is on speed and performance.
Behavior / temperament:
While it's impossible to predict the exact traits inherited by a mixed-breed dog, this cross seems to lend itself exceptionally well to the sport of sled dog racing. The casual owner who can't provide the Eurohound with lots of outdoor exercise should probably pass.