Eurasier

40-57 lbs
19-22"
Germany
Eurasian, Eurasian Spitz, Eurasian Dog

The Eurasier comes from Germany and is devoted to his family. It will take him a while to warm up to strangers. He is not aggressive or shy with strangers; he simply does not want them to pet him. The Eurasier is a good choice for families with children, although he should be watched with toddlers who may pull on him unnecessarily. He will do well with other pets if he is raised with them from puppyhood. While not a typical barker, he will sound the alarm when strangers come near his property. The Eurasier does not thrive in a kennel situation or chained alone in the backyard. He is a social animal and requires daily interaction and being in the home with his family.

Purpose
Companion, Watchdog
Date of Origin
1950s
Ancestry
Wolf-Spitz, Chow Chow, Samoyed

Eurasier Health

Average Size
Male Eurasier size stats
Height: 20-24 inches Weight: 51-71 lbs
Female Eurasier size stats
Height: 19-22 inches Weight: 40-57 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hypothyroidism
Minor Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Distichiasis
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Entropion
Occasional Tests
  • OFA
  • Thyroid Tests
  • Yearly Eye Exam

Eurasier Breed History

The Eurasier is a relatively new breed, developed in the 1950s-1960s by Julius Wipfel, a German breeder. Julius Wipfel wanted to create the ideal family companion dog that is medium sized and even tempered. After consulting with other breeders who had the same ideals and goals, he began crossing the Chow Chow with the Wolf Spitz. These crosses were originally called the Wolf Chow. Julius Wipfel then added a male Samoyed to the breeding program. The Wolf Chow was recognized by the Federation Cynologique Internationale in 1973, he was renamed the Eurasier. He is a part of the Spitz or Primitive Group. The name was to symbolize his combined heritage of Asian and European. Julius Wipfel has been called the father of the Eurasier. The Eurasier is popular is Germany and Switzerland. There are very few in the United States. There is an estimate 8,500 Eurasier dogs around the world. Most of these dogs are located in Germany, his country of origin. As his popularity grows in the United Kingdom and the United States, more people will begin to see the benefits of having a Eurasier as a family companion. He was officially recognized by the United Kennel Club in 1996 under the name Eurasian. He is categorized as a Northern breed. This allows the Eurasier to compete in all UKC sanctioned events. Fanciers of the breed within the United States began campaigning to have him recognized by the American Kennel Club. In 2008, the AKC began accepting the Eurasier into its Foundation Stock Service. This is the first step in becoming officially recognized by the AKC.  

Eurasier Breed Appearance

The Eurasier is a medium sized dog with a thick, double coat that is medium length. The hair on the back of his legs and tail is longer than the hair on his body. His coat is a double coat, meaning he has an undercoat that is soft and thick and an outer coat that is coarser and straight. He has dark, almond shaped eyes that are dark brown in color. His nose, eye rims and lips are black. His ears should stand up on top of his head; they should not bend or flop over.  The Eurasier has a rugged, alert expression that can be intimidating to those who do not know him.The Eurasier can be found in a variety of colors that mimic that of a wolf. These colors include solid black, wolf sable, black and tan, black and silver and solid red. He should not have any white markings on his body, face or feet.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Eurasier eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Eurasier nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
black Eurasier coat
Black
sable Eurasier coat
Sable
silver Eurasier coat
Silver
red Eurasier coat
Red
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Eurasier straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Eurasier Breed Maintenance

Most people think that since the Eurasier has such a dense, double coat, his grooming needs must be extensive. However, he is actually relatively easy to groom. He needs to be brushed once or twice a week to remove any dead hair and dirt from the coat. He is a seasonal shedder and will shed heavily twice a year, usually in the spring and fall. During times of heavy shedding, he will need to be brushed regularly using a pin brush and a metal comb. The Eurasier does not need to be bathed often. It is recommended that he be bathed twice a year, usually when he begins his seasonal shedding to help loosen the hair and hasten the shedding process. His nails will need to be trimmed as needed, about every two to three weeks. Check his ears weekly and clean them as needed. Set up a routine dental plan that includes deep cleanings once a year.

Brushes for Eurasier
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Comb
Deshedder
Brushing Frequency
Eurasier requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Eurasier Temperament

The Eurasier is a laid back, confident dog who craves the closeness of his family. He is not the type of dog who can be left in a kennel or the back yard without much human interaction. He will become extremely destructive if he is kenneled or left alone. The ideal family for him is one that has a stay at home person. He has a natural aversion to strangers and will be standoffish until he gets to know them. Do not force him to interact with strangers; this will cause great stress for him. Early socialization for a Eurasier includes going to new places and seeing people, but not necessarily having strangers come up and pet him. He will choose when it is an appropriate time for a stranger to touch him. The Eurasier does excellent with older children, but should be watched with toddlers who may pull on him or fall over him. He does great with other pets, especially when he is raised with them.

Eurasier Owner Experiences

3 Months
People
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Sniffing
Exploring
Running
Jumping
The pup I walked was a baby, super teeny fluff ball who was welcoming but really wanted to go on his walk lol he was very curious about his surroundings, stopping to smell everything but toward the end of our walk seemed to get bored. Not overly affectionate but the perfect amount!
11 months ago
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