Quick to learn and
eager to please, the Eurasier tends to bond very strongly with
its owner or family. Eurasiers are easily trainable and pass
obedience training without problem. They bring excellent results
in agility and track, some are even avalanche search dogs. But
the dog will always keep its own personality. A person who looks
for absolute obedience should not adopt an Eurasier.
A robust breed
with sled-dog capabilities, the Eurasier needs daily outdoor
exercise with its owner. Indoors, it tends to be calm and quiet.
strangers, the Eurasier is a natural watchdog. Although quiet
and friendly with its family, both human and canine, it can
become fierce if it senses a threat.
The Eurasier is a
modern breed, developed about 50 years ago by Prof. Julius
Wipfel in Germany. To create a large and distinctive Spitz type
of dog with beautiful colours and a mellow character, he crossed
Chow Chow males with large German Wolfspitz (Keeshond-type)
females. Later, he crossed a female of these breedings with a
male Samoyed. Good selection of stock since that time
established the breed, now known as the Eurasier.
This hybrid origin
and the fact that Eurasiers come in a whole variety of colors,
sometimes puzzles purebred dog fanciers. Colours range through
red, fawn, wolf grey, sable and black. The medium-length coat is
soft, straight, abundant and luxurious. Thanks to its Chow
ancestry, Eurasiers may have a blue tongue.
However, it is
the diversity which makes the Eurasier. It ensures that each
individual puppy will develop into a unique personality in look
This handsome and
imposing dog may measure up to 60 cm and weigh up to 31.5 kg.
Males can be between 23 - 32 kilos, at a shoulder height of 52 -
60 cm, while females stay slightly smaller at about 18 - 26
kilos and 48 - 56 cm.