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The Arctic Ice Hound is a creature that appeared in the concept art for Halo Wars. It was ultimately cut from the final game.
It has large fangs and blue-tinted skin. Other characteristics include its white, pupil-less eyes and its apparent lack of fur and ears.
While developing the Halo games, Bungie, 343 Industries and Ensemble Studios have had to cut some content, such as vehicles, gameplay, and story elements, from the final products. Much of this content has been confirmed by videos and commentary in special edition DVDs, interviews with developers, and released concept art.