The Eurasier is a medium-sized Spitz. This dog was developed over the last 50 years in Germany. This dog is a happy, gentle dog that is very loyal to it’s family. It loves getting attention and fits well into families!
These dogs are very intelligent and attentive. Owners describe this dog as being able to read emotions and being very intuitive. While these dogs can be very energetic, they can also be calm around the house.
The Eurasier History
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The Eurasier’s history started with Julius Wipfel in the 1960s. Julius and his wife Elfriede too in a dog left behind by and Allied soldier in Germany after World War II. This person wanted a Spitz-type dog that was a successor to his that had the same great social behavior. His dog was intelligent and very social. It made a great family pet. Wipfel and other breeders set out to make the best family pet!
With a plan they created the first “Wolf-Chow” puppies through the cross-breeding of a Chow Chow and a Wolfspitz. Breeders finally created the Eurasier in 1972 by crossing a Samoyed with the Wolf-Chow. Clubs acknowledged the breed in 1973. The German Kennel Club and the Federation Cynologique International accepted the Eurasier.
Clubs updated the breed standard in 1994.
Where did the Eurasier Come From?
The Eurasier originated in Germany with Julius Wipfel, from Weinheim in Germany. Julius and his wife, Elfriede, took in a dog left behind by an Allied soldier withdrawing after the post-World War II occupation of Germany.
These dogs are very solid watchdogs that are pack-oriented. It makes them ideal for those with families and even kids.
What Were They Bred For?
The Eurasier was created to be a companion dog that are great for families. Breeders bred this dog to be very attentive as a companion. Additionally the Eurasier is pack oriented. The breed has evolved to be good watchdogs as well.
Are They a Pure Breed?
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The Eurasier is medium size. They are known by their thick, fluffy coats. It’s not quite as thick as a Chow’s coat but is still prett thick. These dogs have a head that looks like a wolf. It’s ears are triangular and upright and always appear attentive. They also typically have a marking on the nose between the eyes.
These dogs have dark eyes. Their coat can be many different colors. This dogs coat can very in color from red, wolf gray, black, or black and tan.
- Male: 26–31 inches (65–78 cm)
- Female: 24–27 inches (60–69 cm)
Height measurements are always from the ground to the highest point of a dog’s shoulder blades. The highest point on a dogs shoulder-blades are known as the withers.
Females weight is 18-26kg and Males weight 23-32 kg
Eurasier have thick coats. It’s coat is fine and dense. These coats can be kept in check by weekly brushing. During shedding season they will need more brushing. There are several brushes available specifically for brushing dogs with undercoats. Giving them the occassional bath will keep them clean.
Check their nails to make sure they are not split or cracked and trim as needed.
Check their ears to make sure they are not full of debris or wax and clean as needed.
Do They Drool?
No – These dogs do drool when panting to keep themselves cool but no more than any dog.
Best Climate for the Eurasier
The Eurasier is best in a temperate cold or Hot climate. They can tolerate cooler climates because of ther thick fur.
These type of dog is very friendly and a good companion. They are high energy but also very warm and loving. The Eurasier loves being around people and do well in families with kids. They have a high tolerance of children and other pets. They can be a good watch dogs as well and will alert people when an unknown person is around.
How Easy are They to Train?
These dogs has a high Intelligence but is also very attentive! It’s a perfect combination that makes this dog easy to train. When they step out of line, a gentle scolding is generally all that is required, as they are very sensitive and dislike conflict.
Do They Tolerate Other Pets?
These dogs have a very high tolerance of other pets and has a low prey drive. They re not bred for hunting or tracking which helps with their tolerance.
Are They Good for Families?
The Eurasier is great for families! As mentioned in the sections above these dogs love kids, love poeple, are gentle and social. These dogs also have a lot of energy so the more children the better!
Do They Have a Strong Prey Drive?
The Eurasier has a very low prey drive. They were not bred to be a hunter or tracker.
Are They Social With Other People?
These dogs love being social with other people they know. These dogs love being around people in general.
Is The Eurasier Good for New Owners?
This dog is good for the new owners. They have this loving and loyal temperament. They are fairly easy to train and are oriented towards people.
The Eurasier are generally health dogs. They might be predisposed to some of the same conditions that the Chow-Chow and Wolfspitz also face. which is advisable for the owners to maintain good care and regular veterinary check ups.
The Eurasier Lifespan
They have a lifespan of 12-14 years.
These are some health issues that the Eurasier might experience:
- Eye problem Patellar luxation
- Hip dysplasia.
Eurasiers must get daily physical activity to stay in shape, recharge their brains, and maintain their health.