The Eurasier is a young dog breed and makes a great family pet. The sporty and cuddly companion for everyday life also has a mind of its own. Below you will find out everything you need to know about this “young” dog breed.
History of the Eurasier
The Eurasier does not have a long history. The foundation of the Eurasier dog breed was laid in the 1960s. The “father” of the Eurasier is Julius Wipfel, a dog lover from Weinheim an der Bergstrasse. The basic idea was to create a friendly and uncomplicated Nordic type as a family dog. This project was supported by Charlotte Baldamus.
They found inspiration in the reports by Prof. Dr. Konrad Lorenz. The basis was the mating of Wolfspitz and Chow-Chow. This basic type was perfected by crossing Samoyeds in the 1970s. This combination of the three breeds was successful. The result was the everyday and modern sled dog. The Eurasier embodies the wild and original with a family-friendly character. Already in 1973, this new breed was recognized by the FCI with the name Eurasier.
The dog breed Eurasier is with the standard no. 291 registered in Group 5 – Spitz and Archetype dogs with Section 5 – Asian Spitz and related breeds. Within Germany, there are various clubs that look after serious breeding. There are three other breeding associations within the VDH and five other breeding associations outside of the VDH.
The origin of this dog breed goes back to the 1960s.
Essence and Character
The Eurasier character is above all balanced. Despite his confident nature, he is calm and level-headed. This is especially evident when dealing with other dogs. Aggressive behavior is alien to him and his stimulus threshold is high. This intelligent dog is docile and very affectionate with its humans. The vigilance is within a comfortable range and is not a disruptive factor. He is reserved and confident towards strangers. Despite his calm nature, he is not a bore and is spirited when the occasion arises.
The Eurasier is a medium-sized dog. The Eurasier size ranges from 48 to 60 cm depending on gender. The body weight varies between 18 and 32 kg. The compact dog’s body is covered with half-length guard hair. The dense undercoat gives it the appearance of a fluffy teddy bear. The fur is shorter on the face, pricked ears, and front of the legs. The coat is longer on the tail, back of the front, and hind legs. On the front legs, it is called flags and on the back legs, it is called trousers. The tail is carried curved. She lies either on her back or on her side. The colors of the fur are varied. Only white, piebald, and liver colors are not desired in the Eurasier.
Getting a Eurasier
Getting a Eurasier means a new family member. He wants to share everything with you in the course of his dog life. You can’t just park this sensitive breed just anywhere. Do your private and professional requirements meet this dog? The Eurasier is the ideal family dog. In this environment, he thrives and is a strong playmate for children. Due to its adaptable character, it is also suitable for single adults of all ages. It is important that he can live with his human in a community. Of course, he can stay alone in the house or apartment for a few hours without “re-decorating” the furnishings.
What do I need to pay attention to when purchasing?
You should buy a Eurasier puppy from an approved breeder. The VDH will be happy to help you further. A reputable breeder will provide comprehensive information and show you the entire litter together with the mother dog. During a visit, you will get to know the area and the living conditions. The Eurasier price fluctuates between €800 and €1,500. This has nothing to do with the quality of breeding but depends on the federal state. You rarely find specimens of Eurasiers in shelters.
Puppy development and education
You lay the foundation for a smooth coexistence when you are a puppy. You should be consistent in your upbringing. The Eurasian sometimes questions the sense of the measures. Motivates him and offers variety. Another tool is positive reinforcement. The bond between you will quickly become deep and the puppy or young dog will want to please you. He forgives mistakes, but never a “hard” and “unfair” hand. You can find help with training in numerous dog schools in your area.