The comparatively young dog breed Eurasier is native to Germany. The classification recognized by the FCI in 1973 with the standard number 291 embodies a successful example of the targeted further development of existing breeding lines. Around 1960, German breeders succeed in forming the “Wolf-Chow”, as an intermediate step, so to speak. With the help of scientific support, they crossbreed the still very original breeds of Wolfsspitz and Chow-Chow. However, there are inbreeding problems that are countered by crossing Samoyeds.
The European-Asian origin of the three dog breeds involved simplifies the naming process: Eurasier – the reference to Europe and Asia is almost obvious. Samoyed and Chow-Chow stand for the Asian roots, and the Wolfspitz represents the European part. Take the Chow-Chow and the Wolfsspitz, refine a little with the Samoyed and the Eurasier is ready.
What may seem disrespectful here, by and large, happened that way. The result is the best of both worlds – bred as a family dog. A Eurasier attracts people’s eyes, making them want to dip their hands into their fur.
It is no coincidence that the FCI categorization includes the Spitz group and archetypal dogs. Medium-sized and strong, the Eurasier stands in front of its owner.
Height + Weight
The full-grown male is ideally 56 centimeters at the shoulder and weighs 26 kilograms. A bitch of this breed is 22 kilograms and 52 centimeters. Four centimeters and kilograms up and down are the norm. In addition to the compact overall impression, the often blue-colored tongue, the pointed ears, and the tail carried in a bow are eye-catchers.
Despite all the external charm – the dog wants to decide who is allowed to touch and stroke it. If permission is granted, the hand grasps the medium-length guard hair, which lies loosely and provides good protection at any time of the year with a dense undercoat. The coat is permitted in all colors.
Only white or dappled white or liver-colored nuances are frowned upon. Daily brushing and combing are recommended when the fur is changing. In addition, regular grooming twice a week is sufficient. Like a cat, the Eurasier also helps to keep its exterior clean.
Asian elegance and self-confidence are paired with a good portion of wit and playfulness from the Wolfsspitz. It’s a family dog, with an occasional tendency to choose its most important caregiver at its own discretion. In any case, children enrich his day. If you don’t approach the Eurasier too disrespectfully, you have a lot of foolishness with him.
The animal family member is neutral to clearly reserved towards strangers. If the Eurasier noticeably dislikes something, he strikes briefly or warns with a growl that cannot be overheard. The willingness to bark looks different. The friends of his bipeds quickly become his friends.
The Eurasier’s strong bond with the family pack, as well as its loyalty and devotion, greatly facilitate the upbringing of the newly accepted member. Sensitive, self-confident, and adaptable, the dog fits into different life plans. He is a pleasant companion for older people, dog owners living alone, and first-time owners of a dog. He accepts the demands placed on him attentively and patiently. Always assuming that the human treats him with respect and understanding, it doesn’t just stop at stubborn drills.
Early socialization ideally includes attending puppy school. Here the young dog learns to deal with other conspecifics, to measure them, and to learn to live together. The roommate lives quietly and comfortably in the house. He accepts other pets without grumbling. The leader of the pack responds consistently and with empathy to liberties that he takes according to his character.
Unreasonable harshness is to be avoided in the training of the dog. This will do the opposite and the dog will become shy or fearful. The Eurasier is clever and quickly recognizes what is possible and what should not be.
The sporty dog lover combines the joy of exercise of his dog behind the garden gate with his own activities. He can be accompanied on forest runs, next to the bike, or in dog sports. During long walks, it is an advantage that wild animals rarely make much of an impression on the high-threshold dog.