Eurasier – Original type despite being a young breed
Have you ever heard of a Eurasier? Possibly not, the breed is not even half a century old yet, and not as popular as fellow breeds that have a long history. However, that will change; the affectionate and clever Eurasier with its friendly character, dedication to its people and last but not least its robustness in health finds more and more fans.
A dog from the 1960’s
In the 1960’s behavioural researcher Konrad Lorenz thought about the nature of crossbreeding dogs with the Chow Chow. Inspired by these studies and supported by Lorenz, Julius Wipfel decided in 1960 at the University of Göttingen to specifically pair Wolfsspitze and Chow-Chows. The result; a family polar dog named the Wolf-Chow. The new dog was then refined with Russian Samoyed in the 1970s and has been running since 1973 with official recognition from the Kennel Club and its French counterpart FCI under the name Eurasier. The dogs are among the youngest pedigree dogs and bring with them all the qualities that are expected from a family dog.
Character of the Eurasian
The Eurasier is characterised by its calm and balanced character, coming across confident and friendly while being very loyal to their family. They tend to treat people they don’t know with caution, but without fear or aggression. However, you must be aware of their breeding and therefore make sure they know the pack order. Especially with males, otherwise they will try to achieve a more dominant position within the family. The Eurasier develops a particularly sensitive relationship with its people and because of this puts itself in as an integral member of the family. They tend to have a high threshold of stimulation and are therefore not easily disturbed, because of this their hunting instinct is not very pronounced. They are usually fairly well tolerated with other dogs but demand variety in activities.
Raising and keeping the Eurasian
There are no specific difficulties in the upbringing of a Eurasier, however, consistency is a must when it comes to the pack leader. Interference for example from a dog trainer can unsettle the animal. As with all dogs, consistency, patience and love are the three main elements. Well educated, willing to learn and balanced, the Eurasier proves to be an uncomplicated leisure companion. With their keen eye for attention, they are always in control of their surrounding areas and territories, but do not bark at the slightest of noises and are therefore welcome in most places. They do need employment and exercise so that they are fully utilised and find it enjoyable accompanying you everywhere you go, whether it be jogging, cycling or walking. Due to the strong relationship with his people, he should not be given to someone else or a dog boarding, not even for a short time. Please take this into account with regard to future vacation planning and your professional situation.
Care of the Eurasian
The Eurasier's coat is naturally self-cleaning. Grooming is therefore uncomplicated and limited to brushing twice a week. You should only comb out the undercoat when you are changing fur. In terms of health, the Eurasier is extremely robust and has no hereditary predisposition to disease.
- Breed: Eurasians
- Origin: Germany
- Size: Male 52-60cm shoulder height. Female 48-56cm shoulder height
- Weight: Male 23-32kg. Female 18-26kg
- Anatomy: Muscular, medium-long neck, strong
- Eyes: Medium sized, dark
- Ears: Triangular, medium sized, stand up
- Fur and colour: Thick undercoat, long haired, colour wolf grey, fawn, red, black, black with white
- Particularities: Blue or blue spotted tongue
- Character: Confident and balanced, strong bond to people, reluctant towards strangers, high stimulus threshold
- Maintenance: Brush twice a week, change coat daily