Eurasier Breed Information

Eurasier PortraitA breed of the Spitz type that originated in Germany. This is a young breed that began in 1960 when Julius Wipfel and group of enthusiasts embarked on creating a breed with the best qualities of the Chow Chow and the Wolfspitz. The first cross breed was called a Wolf-Chow and then twelve years later a Samoyed was included and resulted in renaming the breed “Eurasier”. It was recognized by the FCI in 1973.

This is a medium sized dog with a thick undercoat and a medium-long loosely lying topcoat all over with a short coat on the muzzle, face, ears, and front legs. The coat on the neck is slightly longer than on the body, but not enough to form a mane.

Eurasiers are calm and even tempered. They are bred to be companion dogs and are not suitable as a working or guard dog. They do well as service or therapy dogs, and surprisingly well at agility training. They are intelligent and quick to learn. Consistent training should start early. Responds well to training, however one must understand the breed in order to train them successfully. This breed does not respond well to ruthless discipline, you must use soft reprimand; firm, but not harsh.

This social breed does not do well in an outside kennel, chained up or confined to one room. They do best as part of the family. Periods of isolation leave the animal listless and depressed. Around the family indoors they are calm and quiet, and active and playful when outdoors. Exercise is a must with long walks and room to run.

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