Eurasier is a quiet, intelligent and confident medium sized spitz-type dog that was developed in Germany in 1960. The dog is known to serve as a wonderful family pet and is also referred to as Eurasian or Eurasian Dog. The breed was originally named Wolf Chow.
Eurasier dog breed was developed by German breeder Julius Wipfel a small of enthusiasts by combining Chow Chow and Wolfspitz breeds in order to create a wolf-like dog with the personality of a companion dog.
Later on, Wipfel also added Samoyed blood-line in the breed to improve its attitude and reduce problems caused by inbreeding. These dogs are quite popular in Europe.
These dogs are muscular and well balanced in appearance. Head is wedge shaped and neck is strong and muscular. The almond-shaped eyes are dark, expressive and medium in size. The erect ears are small in size and triangular in shape.
Jaw is powerful and lips have black pigmentation. Interestingly, their tongue can be pink or blue-black in color. Tail is thick, bushy and arched over the back. Hair coat is longer around the neck, somewhat forming a mane. Hair on face, ears and front legs are shorter.
Color: These dogs are available in a wide variety of colors like, red, fawn, wolf grey etc
Height: The average height of these dogs is 20 to 24 inches. Female Eurasiers are proportionately smaller, that is, 16 to 18 inches.
Weight: The average weight of these dogs ranges between 50 to 70 pounds. Bitches are usually 40 to 60 pounds in weight.
These dogs are susceptible to Hip Dysplasia, Patellar Luxation and other such health issues. They may also be prone to congenital eye diseases like Entropion, Ectropion etc.
Life Expectancy: The average lifespan of Eurasier breed dogs is 12 to 15 years.
The thick, soft and luxurious medium length, double hair coat of these dogs needs to be brushed and combed with a wide-toothed metal comb at least once in a week to avoid mats and tangles. The hair coat sheds heavily two times in a year.
Therefore, Eurasier grooming responsibilities tend to increase during shedding seasons. Besides, these dogs need to be bathed only when necessary as they are usually clean and free of doggy odor.
Eurasier temperament is calm, easygoing, loving, playful, sociable, loyal, confident and even tempered. These dogs can bond strongly with your family. However, they are usually reserved with strangers but are not timid or aggressive.
They are generally tolerant with kids and get along well with other household pets. These dogs are likely to suffer from separation anxiety when left alone for longer durations because they thrive on constant contact with their owners.
You will never find your Eurasian lacking in enthusiasm when it comes to pleasing and impressing you. So, these intelligent and quick to learn dogs are easy to train. They tend to be sensitive to yelling and harsh sounds. Thus, avoid using harsh methods when training your beloved doggy.
Consistent training and early socialization can help a great deal in keeping these dogs disciplined. These alert and watchful dogs make excellent watchdogs. They excel at agility and are not too noisy.
These indoor dogs require moderate amount of regular exercise. They are lively and active outdoors. They enjoy the ritual of long daily walks. In addition, they love to run and play outdoors. Thus, these dogs do not like to stay confined in kennels or small rooms.
Eurasier dogs do well in apartment situation, especially when given opportunity to play in a properly fence average sized yard. The name Eurasier points to the fact that the breed has been developed by the combination of European and Asian dog breeds.