The Eurasier is a very handsome and expressive spitz dog of the Nordic type. The breed has only been around for about 50 years, making it Germany’s youngest dog breed.
History & Origin
If you will, she is a dog breed straight from the drawing board. The goal of breeding a new breed was to get dogs that were healthy, friendly, but of course also robust, that had a close family structure and at the same time had a sufficient distance from strangers. In 1960, the German dog breeder Julius Wipfel and several like-minded people began to create a new breed of dog by crossing the Wolfsspitz with the Chow Chow. The Wolf Chow breed was the first to emerge. Years later, the Samoyed was also crossed in and the resulting new breed of dog was called the Eurasier because it arose from a Chinese, a Russian, and a German breed of dog. It was internationally recognized in 1973. Today there are breeding associations in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
Numbers, Data, Facts
- Country of origin: Germany
- Life expectancy: 12 – 14 years
- Weight males: 23-32 kg
- Bitch weight: 18 – 26 kg
- Males: 52-60 cm
- Bitches: 48-56 cm
The main goal of breeding the Eurasier breed, the calm, friendly, but at the same time self-confident and absolutely family-friendly dog, was achieved. The Eurasier really is a great family dog and companion dog.
Classification, breed standard & breed standard
- FCI Standard No. 291
- FCI Group 5: Spitz and primitive types
- Section 5: Asian Spitz and Related Breeds
- Without work test
The Character & Rhe Essence
The Eurasier is very calm, sensitive, and affectionate by nature. He shows no aggressiveness and has a high threshold. All three dog breeds united in him have contributed some of their best characteristics. The Eurasier gets his almost stoic calm and composure from the Chow Chow, the intelligence and alertness from the Wolfspitz, and the robustness, open-mindedness, and calm, friendly nature from the Samoyed. The most distinctive feature of a Eurasier seems to be its inconspicuousness. Anyone who is out and about with such a dog often finds himself being asked in amazement, for example when leaving a restaurant: “Oh, you have a dog with you, we didn’t notice that at all! But he’s good!”
Dealing with family & children
The Eurasier is a born family dog and his “human pack” means everything to him. He easily adapts to all domestic conditions and customs and is always in a good mood and calm. He registers the moods of his people with great sensitivity and sensitivity and adapts to them. The Eurasier loves children more than anything, visitors, too, and masters and mistresses anyway.
He is curious and always ready to thoroughly explore the unknown, shows no shyness, fearfulness, and certainly no aggression. The well-behaved Eurasier rides in the car or the train without any problems sits exemplary quietly next to the chair or under the table in the restaurant and is as clean as a cat at home. Even most puppies are already housebroken before they go to their new homes. Kennel dogs are by no means Eurasiers, they need a family connection and a lot of human attention in order not to wither.
In dealing with strangers
Toward strangers, most Eurasiers are friendly but not effusive. They almost always find them nice, but don’t bother them with advances or barking. Nevertheless, they are good watchdogs who also report if something seems unsafe to them. But they are not barkers, a short hit is enough for them.
Dealing with other dogs and pets
Eurasiers also generally behave in an exemplary manner towards other dogs. They meet them in a friendly, distanced manner and simply avoid bullying the other side. The same applies to other pets. They are also considered members of the pack and are never in danger of being injured or even killed.
Urge to move
Eurasiers need quite a bit of exercise. They love long walks, but they also enjoy jogging, cycling, or agility and many of them also enjoy going into the water. But you can hardly inspire your Eurasier with monotonous repetition games, fetching a stick or ball, etc. It’s all too boring for him in the long run. Tricks and tricks of all kinds can easily be taught to a Eurasier, but only if he wants to do it himself. This breed can also be a bit stubborn and the Eurasier does not allow itself to be forced. However, he does not become recalcitrant but simply “goes on strike” and refuses to cooperate. Although he can do many dog sports, this dog breed will only very rarely achieve great mastery. The Eurasier is not characterized by a particularly elegant movement.
The hunting instinct
Most Eurasiers do not have hunting instincts, although they sometimes dig for a mouse or follow a wild rabbit. However, they are usually very easy to retrieve and can of course also be unleashed in favorable terrain.
Optics and Fur
The Eurasier is a medium-sized, compact, spitz-type dog. Males of the breed weigh around 30 kilograms on average and reach a shoulder height of around 60 cm. The fur is dense, woolly and of medium length, and the undercoat is also very dense. The Eurasier has a wedge-shaped skull and pointed, pricked triangular ears. The bushy tail is carried curled over the back or to the side. In terms of coat colors, the Eurasier comes in almost the entire color spectrum and also in a wide variety of color combinations. The only exceptions to the breed standard are pure white and liver-colored. The Eurasier often has bluish lips and a blue-colored tongue. It is an inheritance of the Chow Chow whose genes are in the Eurasier.