Eurovision brings together many countries who share in each other’s musical culture, but what does each country’s national dog breed look like? We’ve put together some info on each of the dog breeds that are part of their country’s culture, and what makes them so special!
Denmark – Broholmer
Armenia – Armenian Gampr Dog
After the USSR dissolved, Armenia collected together the remaining gene pool and gave an official name to this breed that had been within their culture for thousands of years.
Sweden – Swedish Vallhund
Iceland – Icelandic Sheep Dog
Russia – Black Russian Terrier
Azerbaijan – Caucasian Shepherd Dog
Ukraine – Ukrainian Ovcharka
Mainly used as a sheepdog, there is still no precise origin for this breed of dog, though it has been agreed upon that their ancestors lived in the Crimea region.
Netherlands – Keeshond
Montenegro – Montenegrin Mountain Hound
Hungary – Komondor
Slovenia – Karst Shepherd
Switzerland – Bernese Mountain Dog
Belarus – Borzoi
Specifically bred to run at hunt and r high speeds in cold climates, therefore having both a greyhound build but a thick, silky coat for warmth and protection against snow and ice.