Eurasier

Eurasiers are medium-sized dogs that originated in Germany where they were mainly kept as family pets, companions and guard dogs. This is a Spitz-type breed that is known by several different names including the Eurasier, Eurasian Dog, Eurasian and the Eurasian Spitz. Eurasiers were created in Germany during the early 1960s by a man named Julius Wipfel. Wipfel's goal was to create a dog that would make a great companion and guard dog. To accomplish this, he crossed various Chow Chows with Wolfspitz dogs (Keeshonden). The puppies that resulted from these crosses were originally called Wolf Chows. During the early 1970s, Wipfel began crossing his Wolf Chows with carefully selected Samoyeds. Wipfel called these dogs Eurasiers due to their European and Asian heritage. The Eurasier dogs were recognized by the Federation Cynologique Internationale in 1973 and by the Canadian Kennel Club in 1995.

The Eurasier is a medium-sized Spitz-breed that is compact and well-balanced. They have a wedge-shaped head with muzzle that is neither too broad nor pointed. Their ears are triangular and erect and sit high atop their heads. Their tongues are often blue. Their tails curl over their backs. Eurasiers have thick double coats, with a dense undercoat and a thick outer coat. Full grown Eurasiers can weigh anywhere from 40 to 71 pounds. They have a soft, short undercoat and a medium-length overcoat that is longer on the tail, back of the legs and around the neck. Acceptable colors include fawn, red, orange, wolf gray, black, blond, and black and tan. The Eurasier has prick ears that are small, triangular and held erect. The head is somewhat wedge-shaped, the nose is black, and the eyes can be amber, hazel or dark brown. This is a sturdy dog that has a square-shaped muscular body. The tail of the Eurasier is long, heavily plumed and curls up and over the back. Taking care of their coats can be high maintenance. They need to be brushed regularly to prevent hair from tangling. Personality: Eurasiers are calm dogs that are playful and gentle. They are very affectionate towards their owners and great with children they know. They are suspicious towards strangers and other dogs, but are usually not aggressive. They need daily long, brisk walks and need regular exercise. Eurasiers sometimes have a mind of their own. They are also quite protective and need to be trained consistently and well. Eurasiers are calm, mild-mannered dogs that love to spend time with their human families. While they are extremely friendly and gentle with their owners, they can be quite distrusting of strangers. They can also be very sensitive, and as such, they do not respond well to harsh words or punishments. These dogs get along great with other pets and kids of all ages.

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Life Span
12-14 years
Other Names
Eurasian, Eurasian Dog, Eurasier

Eurasier Build Information

Size
Medium

The Eurasier is a medium-sized Spitz-breed that is compact and well-balanced. They have a wedge-shaped head with muzzle that is neither too broad nor pointed. Their ears are triangular and erect and sit high atop their heads. Their tongues are often blue. Their tails curl over their backs. Eurasiers have thick double coats, with a dense undercoat and a thick outer coat. Full grown Eurasiers can weigh anywhere from 40 to 71 pounds. They have a soft, short undercoat and a medium-length overcoat that is longer on the tail, back of the legs and around the neck.

Acceptable colors include fawn, red, orange, wolf gray, black, blond, and black and tan.

The Eurasier has prick ears that are small, triangular and held erect. The head is somewhat wedge-shaped, the nose is black, and the eyes can be amber, hazel or dark brown. This is a sturdy dog that has a square-shaped muscular body. The tail of the Eurasier is long, heavily plumed and curls up and over the back. Taking care of their coats can be high maintenance. They need to be brushed regularly to prevent hair from tangling.

Behaviour and Personality

Kid Friendliness
Affection Level
Activity Level

Eurasiers are calm dogs that are playful and gentle. They are very affectionate towards their owners and great with children they know. They are suspicious towards strangers and other dogs, but are usually not aggressive. They need daily long, brisk walks and need regular exercise. Eurasiers sometimes have a mind of their own.

They are also quite protective and need to be trained consistently and well.

Eurasiers are calm, mild-mannered dogs that love to spend time with their human families. While they are extremely friendly and gentle with their owners, they can be quite distrusting of strangers. They can also be very sensitive, and as such, they do not respond well to harsh words or punishments. These dogs get along great with other pets and kids of all ages.

Appearance

Shedding
Heavy
Grooming
High Maintenance

This is a breed that sheds quite heavily during shedding season. As such, you will want to be sure and brush your Eurasier at least once a day and more often when it is shedding. Only bathe your pet when necessary; however, be sure to check its ears for wax buildup two or three times a month.

If you notice an excessive amount of debris in the ear, use the tip of a damp cloth to wipe it out.

When clipping your Eurasier's nails, make sure that you use a pliers-style nail clipper made specially for pets. Additionally, take extra care not to cut into the tiny veins that can be found within each nail.

Breed's Talents and Facts

Training
Moderately easy
  • The tongue of the Eurasier can be pink, bluish-black or pink with bluish-black spots
  • There are only about 6,600 Eurasiers in the world, and only 150 of them are in the United States
  • An Eurasier that is regularly left alone will become extremely depressed

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Common Health Conditions in Eurasiers

A Eurasier that is in excellent health can live 10 to 12 years or longer. However, because of its unique gene pool, there are some genetic health issues that the breed may be prone to developing. You will find these conditions listed here: Hip and Elbow Dysplasia, Patellar Luxation, Hypothyroidism, Entropion and Ectropion, and Distichiasis. If you are looking for a sweet-tempered dog that will get along well with kids or other pets, why not consider an Eurasier? These are extremely mild-mannered and gentle dogs that make fantastic family pets and companions. Not only do they love to romp and play, but they also enjoy spending quiet time with their human family members.

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