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GENERALBreed group: Non-Sporting Type: Pure Breed
PHYSICALSize: Medium Weight: 50-70 lbs Fur length: Ears: Pointy Fur type: Straight
Fur Color: 3 Colors, Black, Black & Brown, Dark Brown / Chocolate, Gray / Salt & Pepper, Light Brown / Golden, Merle / Spotted / Brindle / Speckled, White / Cream
ATTRIBUTESLife Expectancy: 11-14 years Rarity: Common Availability: Easily available
Climate: Good for every climate
The Eurasier is a medium size Spitz type of dog originating in Germany. Also called Eurasian or Eurasian Spitz, this medium size dog was developed in 1960 by a breeder, Julius Wipfel, in an attempt to create a wolf-like Spitz type dog with a family temperament. To achieve this goal, the Wolf-Spitz were crossed with the Chow Chow dogs and the resulting dog was called Wolf-Chow but the name was later changed to Eurasier or Eurasian after some Samoyed bloodline was added. The dog is well balanced and well constructed with excellent temperament to be a family dog. It has a wedge shaped head with moderate skull and flat forehead. Muzzle is tapered with straight nose bridge. Medium size nose has black pigmentation. Dark eyes are medium in size and pricked ears are triangular in shape and medium in size. Medium length neck is strong and muscular. Back is of moderate length with oval and deep chest. Set on high, thick at the base, and tapering towards the tip, the tail is long enough to reach to the hock when it is hanging down.The coat is medium length with loosely lying hair on the body with thick undercoat. It can come in almost any colour. The dog stands between 20-23.5 inches and weighs between 50-70 lbs. This breed is NOT recognized by AKC however it is recognized by other major kennel clubs like FCI, ANKC, CKC, UKC, NZKC.
The dog can come in almost all colours except for pure white, white patches or liver.
The dog has double coat with a medium length, loose outer coat and a thick undercoat. The hair on the muzzle, face, ears and front of legs is short. The tail, back of front legs and back of thighs are covered with long, thick furnishings. The coat on the neck is only slightly longer than on the body, not forming a mane.
The Eurasier is a combination of the best qualities of the Chow Chow, the Wolf-Spitz, and the Samoyed (dog), resulting in a dignified, intelligent breed. The Eurasier is bred purely for being a family pet and the dog has all the characteristics to become an excellent family and companion dog. It is friendly, gentle, playful and happy dog that forms an strong bond with its family. This dog is docile and affectionate to people it knows but wary and suspicious of strangers. It is alert to its surroundings and can make a good watch dog. The dog is quiet and will not trouble the family with excessive or unnecessary barking. It is a social dog that loves to be around its family but having an independent nature, it can also play on its own. Training and socialization is important from a very young age. This breed is very sensitive to harsh words or discipline and will do its best with gentle reprimand. This is an excellent dog to have as family pet with all the desirable qualities.
The medium length coat of the dog will need regular grooming. It will need 2-3 times thorough brushing in a week.
Training from an early age is vital for this dog and it should be done by a family member and not by an unknown trainer or handler. Soft and gentle training will yield results as opposed to harsh training methods.
This dog needs moderate amount of exercise. A daily long walk should be enough. This breed can fit into an apartment life provided the owner takes the dog for long walks and exercises daily.