Eurohounds are one of the few crossbreeds without a wacky name. These Scandinavian athletes are half Alaskan Husky and half Pointers, two of the best sled dog breeds in the world. Together they made the fastest, strongest, shortest-coated puppies Sweden has ever seen.sighthound. Legend has it that they originated during the middle ages, when only the royal families were allowed to own purebred sighthounds, and the hounds began to be accidentally mixed with other breeds, making them available to everyone. As it became more clear that these hound-mixes were extremely athletic, they slowly evolved to be recognized solely as Lurchers, the gentle hunters. 7. Kyi-Leo
As the only dog on this list recognized by the American Rare Breed Association, the Kyi-Leo has done far more in its short timeline than the first litter of puppies could have ever imagined. The Kyi-Leo was introduced in the 1950's when a Lhasa Apso and a Maltese eloped, they were continually bred for the next 20 years until eventually there was a clear distinction between a Kyi and a first generation Lhasa-Maltese mix.
Bull Terriers have a massive family tree that dates back to the 1800's. They are essentially half Old English Bulldog and half Old English Terrier, making them a cross-bred dog that evolved into its own kind about a hundred years later. It wasn't until 1917 that Lord Gladiator was born, the very first "official" Bull Terrier whose skull was completely leveled from crown to nose.9. Majestic Tree Hound
Much like the Bull Terriers, these hounds also evolved into their own breed after many centuries. Their bloodline can be traced to the St. Hubert Hound, named after the "Patron Saint of Hunters" Francois Hubert, during early 8th century Southern France. The National Majestic Tree Hound Association was founded in 1980 when it was decided that the hounds' outstanding hunting skills needed to be recognized.[caption id="attachment_40770" align="alignnone" width="600"] [/caption] 10. Longdog
Very similar to, family of, but not to be confused with the Lurcher, the Longdog is a crossbreed of two pure sighthounds, whereas the Lurcher is a sighthound mixed with a non-sighthound (E.g. a Collie). They are excellent coursers, because of their close relationship to fast Greyhounds and the legendary hunters Salukis.
The Xoloitzcuintle (Pronounced Sho-lo-eets-quint-lee) a.k.a. Xolo a.k.a. Mexican Hairless Dog has been around for about 3,000 years. Although archaeological evidence has proven this breed's seniority, its only recently been recognized as an official breed by the American Kennel Club. According to Aztec mythology, the god Xolotl gifted this dog to mankind, instructed them to guard them with their lives, and in exchange the dog would guide the man toward the evening stars in the heavens. Although there are a few speculations with this particular theory, the Xolo's long history has earned it its sacred spot in the doggie world today.Featured image via Dog And Puppy SiteSources: Dog Breed Info, Great Dog Site, Inet Design, Pet 360, Endurance Kennels,Celtic Lurchers, Bull Terrie, NMTHA, Doxhopdeerhounds, Aztec Dancing Dog Featured image by Katherine