Overview of Eurasiers

  • The Eurasier is a well kept secret.  Although these dogs are fairly new to North America, they have been around in Europe for a few time.  The Eurasier has the beauty of a spitz type dog, although they can be independent in their thinking, most Eurasiers have a very strong desire to please you and be with you and therefore make training fairly easy.  These are truly companion dogs and may follow you around the house all day long, just because they want to be close to you.  Good and gentle with children, yet a fewtimes aloof with strangers, they will also tell you when the newspaper boy is delivering the paper, but generally Eurasiers are not barkers unless there is a reason to bark.
  • Eurasier are known to piling on the pounds, so/however a diet that consists of biologically appropriate protein and healthy fats, ground bone and vegetables packed with the required vitamins and minerals is essential for optimum health and performance.
  • Eurasier – gentle, loves their families and other Dogs, neither aggressive nor timid, double coat protects to -40F but prefers to live with the family, lives up to 17 years, blue-black tongue, never overeats, barks only at intruders, no drool.
  • Eurasiers were bred as companion dogs; as such, they do poorly in a kennel environment which include those commonly used for institutionally trained service dogs, nor are they well suited for the social stresses of working as a sled or guard dog.
  • The Eurasier is not recognized by the AKC but they do have a breed page; they are mostly found in Europe and due to very strict breeding regulations by German kennel clubs it can be estimated that upwards of 150 reside in the United States.
  • Eurasiers originated in Germany in 1960, when the founder, Julius Wipfel, set out together with Charlotte Baldamus and a small group of enthusiasts to create a breed with the best qualities of the Chow Chow and the Wolfspitz.
  • Eurasiers are generally healthy, but occasionally prone to hip dysplasia, luxating patellar (dislocation of the kneecap), eyelid issues, canine hip dysplasia (CHD), elbow dysplasia, eye diseases, and thyroid problems.
  • Eurasiers should not be left alone all day without any family or owner interaction, this will affect their happiness and lead to destructive behaviors, plus they seem to be escapists while puppies.
  • Eurasiers are described in the UK Breed Standard as being ‘self assured, calm, and of even temperament’; the FCI Standard adds ‘even tempered with high resistance against any provocation’.
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  • Allergies

    If you notice sudden behavioral changes, make sure to bring your pet to a veterinarian as soon as possible.There are no particular allergies Eurasiers are known for except for their possible food allergies.


    In numerous scenarios, it is hard for numerous canine breeds including Eurasier to discover a second home in the occasion that you change your mind and choose you no longer desire a dog.This situation is even worse for certain dog breeds such as Eurasier due to many aspects like barking, shedding and life expectancy of the dog.


    The Eurasier, sometimes referred to as the Eurasian, is a breed
    of dog that is relatively unknown in America,
    but in Europe it is widely known as a wonderful companion that maintains his
    own personality, has a dignified reserve to strangers, a strong bond to its
    family and that is relatively easy to train.


    Overall, Eurasiers are considered to be quite easy to take care of regarding grooming and maintenance needs.The shedding can take some time to get used to for owners who have not had shedding animals previously, but regular brushing of the coat will help to greatly reduce the amount of loose Eurasier hair floating about your home.


    Also, blow dry their coat thoroughly to remove any loose hair, but keep the heat setting on low to prevent burns.As with all dogs, the Eurasier’s dietary needs will change from puppyhood to adulthood and will continue to change into their senior years.As with many dogs who have thick coats, Eurasiers shed a lot.At least once or twice a year they go through heavy shedding that lasts about three weeks.To keep this under control, make sure to brush your dog and give them warm baths.You should ask your veterinarian for recommendations about your Eurasier’s diet, as there is far too much variation among individual dogs–including weight, energy, and health–to make a specific recommendation.

    Eye Problems

    Eurasiers are generally healthy dog breed with a life expectancy of 12-16 years.Some of the health problems that Eurasier can suffer include hip dysplasia, gastric torsion, patellar luxation, hypothyroidism, and eye problems.They are prone to some health issues that every future dog owner should be aware of.This doesn’t mean that your dog will end up with any of these problems.


    Eurasiers have a loosely lying double coat in a variety of colours, which needs regular grooming down to their skin, at least once a week.When neutered, many require professional grooming, as their coats can become much more difficult to manage.


    The typical eurasier dog health problems questions asked by current Eurasier owners consist of “How to tell if my eurasier dog is over weight?”, “How can I make my eurasier healthy?”, “What do many eurasiers pass away from?” or “What does a healthy eurasier look like?”.


    Furthermore, Eurasier ears and teeth should be checked regularly for excess buildup which can cause infections to occur.Teeth may need to be brushed every so often to remove plaque and buildup from their gums which can cause disease.Using toys or treats designed to help remove plaque can help cut down on buildup and make brushing a less frequent requirement.


    If you want a playful companion, look down to Activities, and you will see that Eurasiers love to fetch and hunt, and score 5.On the grid, 1= strongly disagree, and 5= strongly agree.The following grid gives a fast track review which covers all breeds.You can apply it to help you decide if a Eurasier is suitable for you, the environment where you live, your personality and your lifestyle.You might like to save or print off this section and keep it for reference while you check some other breeds before making your final choice


    Eurasiers were bred as companion dogs; as such they do poorly in a kennel environment such as those commonly used for institutionally trained service dogs, nor are they well suited for the social stresses of working as a sled or guard dog.Eurasiers are calm and quiet indoors, outdoors they are lively and enjoy action.Eurasiers rarely bark but if they do, they usually have a good reason.Eurasiers should never be restricted to only a yard, kennel, crate, or chained up.They would pine and become depressed.This breed enjoys all kinds of activities, especially if the activities involve their family.Training should always be done through family members, not through strangers or handlers.Within these limitations, Eurasiers can work very well as therapy dogs.


    Are you willing to travel to get one?How long are you willing to wait for a dog?If you're set on a coat color or gender then your wait will be longer.If you're set on the breeder near you it could be a couple of years before you get a dog.Know, though, that the Eurasier community takes Eurasier ownership very seriously and don't be surprised if you were hoping for a girl and a breeder suggests a boy instead or vice versa based on temperament testing.Please contact the USEC and the Canadian Club for Eurasiers to find out which breeders are in good standing and active.They can provide you contact information and those breeders can give you an estimate on wait time.They put way more stock into personality than the look.


    Eurasiers are very prone to separation anxiety and your hours away from home would not work at all unless there's some serious training and scheduling to make sure the dog is well taken care of in your absence.Even then, it's likely you could end up with a very depressed pup.My biggest concern is the same as yours.My dog goes to doggy daycare (he's incredibly social with other dogs) during the day for stimulation when I'm working.Those two things seem to work best for Cosmo to keep him happy.When I'm not home he's crate trained (and loves it).

    Are Eurasiers prone to barking?

    No, Eurasiers tend to be very quiet dogs, even when playing.They do not bark often, and if they do bark there is usually a good reason.It is unlikely for a Eurasier to make a habit of excessive barking.

    What is the average age of a Eurasier?

    A Eurasier can reach an age of 12 to 14 years.

    Health and Conditions ??

    The Eurasier dog is a hardy and healthy breed overall.However, there are still a few health concerns to be aware of when caring for your fluffy friend.

    What’s the Price of Eurasier Puppies?

    This is still somewhat of a rare breed, so you should be prepared to pay at least $1000 for a Eurasier puppy in America.The most you will usually find them for is about $2500 but depending on the breeder and where they are located, it could be more.

    Can They Be Left Alone?

    They love nothing more than being part of your family and, as such, cannot be left alone.If they are left alone, they will display negative behaviors and develop separation anxiety that will make them clingier when you are around.

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    Are Eurasiers stubborn or difficult to train?

    Not really, though it depends on what your definition of "difficult to train" means.If you want a dog that will blindly obey your commands and live to please you, then perhaps the Eurasier is not for you.They are a Spitz breed and independent thinker.They are however very intelligent and catch on quickly, once you understand and appreciate their style.Positive, reward based training is the only method that should be used on the Eurasier.They do not respond well to punishment or aversive training, and it is very unlikely that those methods would ever be needed for a Eurasier.

    Are Eurasiers a mix or designer breed?

    No.The Eurasier is a pure breed of dog that is recognized internationally all around the world.They did start out by crossing the Chow Chow, German Wolfsspitz and Samoyed, however they have been developed as their own breed for the last 60+ years.Many modern dog breeds started out by crossing different breeds together, including the Doberman Pinscher, Leonberger and many others.

    Do Eurasiers shed?

    Yes, they do! Being a double coated breed with a thick undercoat, you can expect to sweep or vacuum on a regular basis.That said, when Eurasiers are left intact, they tend to "blow" their undercoat at certain times during the year, and for the rest of the year the shedding is not excessive.Males will blow coat seasonally, once or twice a year.Females will blow coat based on their hormonal cycle, typically about 4 months after a heat cycle or after giving birth to puppies.The coat blow of a Eurasier bitch is typically more extreme.

    Do Eurasiers make good service dogs?

    This is a difficult question, and there has been an increase in people seeking this breed for service dog work in recent years.While the Eurasier is very intelligent and devoted to its people, there is a reason that the most commonly used breeds (Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, Standard Poodle and Collie) are the most popular and most successful.These breeds have natural instincts that lend themselves to making excellent service dogs, whereas with the Eurasier, you will have to train against many of their natural instincts.That is not to say that some Eurasiers may work out as a service dog, however it is not recommended to seek this breed specifically for that task.

    How active is the Eurasier?

    It is a somewhat active dog but nothing excessive, expect to give it at about 45 minutes a day, that should include two walks and some physical play time with you.It will also need mental stimulation to keep its mind occupied.It would also like to have some occasional time off leash somewhere safe to run.It can adjust to apartment life fine as long as it gets outdoor time every day but it does like having a yard to explore in.When indoors it tends to be calm, but like any dog if it does not get the physical exercise needed to keep it healthy it can become destructive, loud and hard to live with.

    Do Eurasiers Require Lots of Grooming?

    Not really.Despite their beautiful, plush coats, they are relatively simple to maintain and keep in good condition.This is especially true of dogs that are kept intact.Their coats tend to be fairly waterproof, and sticks and burrs are less likely to get embedded.They are also not particularly prone to forming mats.You should plan to brush your Eurasier throughly once per week, but this can easily be done while watching TV.If your Eurasier is spayed or neutered, this often can change the natural texture of the coat, which can make it much more difficult to care for.They tend to shed year round, rather than seasonally, and are more prone to matting.

    Do Eurasiers do well in apartments?

    They can. The Eurasier is typically calm indoors, once they are mature.Provided with enough exercise and mental stimulation, they are happy to relax on the sofa or a dog bed.Because of this and their tendency not to bark, they can make good apartment dogs, provided there is suitable space for the dog and it receives ample outdoor time.

    Are They Good with Strangers?

    Eurasiers do not like strangers and are very wary around those people that they do not know.

    Are These Dogs Good for Families? ??

    The Eurasier is incredibly devoted to its family.They are naturally gentle and calm with children they know, and early socialization and some training will facilitate good relationships.

    Are They Safe with Children?

    They are great with children and will spend lots of time happily playing together.As with any other dog, it is important to supervise all contact between dogs and children so that neither gets hurt.

    Does This Breed Get Along with Other Pets?

    The Eurasier breed is obliging and courteous with other animals but does not always make friends easily.They are protective, people-centric dogs and should have lots of socialization at an early age, in addition to some training to make sure they can get along with other pets.

    How much does a Eurasier weigh?

    An adult Eurasier male weighs between 23 and 32 kilograms, bitches weigh between 18 and 26 kilograms.

    How much exercise do Eurasiers need?

    Eurasiers are a moderate energy breed.They enjoy being active and will keep up with whatever you decide to do, but they are equally happy to spend the day relaxing with their people.For their health, a Eurasier should get at least 1 hour of moderate exercise per day.Off-leash is preferable, once the Eurasier is well trained and only in areas where it is safe.However, if you miss a day here or there, they are unlikely to become hyperactive or destructive.

    Exercise ??

    Moderate levels of energy mean that this breed can happily live in the city, suburbs, or countryside.And though the Eurasier can adapt to smaller living situations and apartments, access to a fenced-in yard is preferred.

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    Training ??

    To help your Eurasier fully develop their strong family bonds, and learn how to interact with strangers, they will need lots of contact with the family combined with consistent training.Every family member should participate in some amount of training with this breed to foster healthy mutual respect.

    Are They Good with Other Dogs?

    These pups are great with other dogs if they have been successfully socialized from an early age.If they come into contact with a new dog, they will need to be introduced slowly so that they know they are not in any danger.

    Can I Trust Them with Other Pets?

    If you introduce your new Eurasier into a home with pets, it is important to do so when they are young puppies.

    Have any questions about health in your breed?

    If you have any concerns about a particular health condition in your breed then you may wish to speak to your vet or you could contact your breed health co-ordinator.Breed health co-ordinators are individuals working on behalf of breed clubs and councils who are advocates for the health and welfare of their chosen breed.They acts as a spokesperson on matters of health and will collaborate with The Kennel Club on any health concerns the breed may have.

    What will training look like?

    The Eurasier is an intelligent dog that is eager to please and ends up being moderately easy to train when you take into account it does have an independent side to it to balance that.It takes an owner with some experience or at least confidence, strong leadership, patience and consistency.It will respond a lot better to positive training methods, using treats, motivation, rewards and giving it encouragement.Keep training sessions short and engaging so it does not get bored and lose interest.When it understands its place in the pack it will be more cooperative and actually happier.As well as doing early training you also need to start its socialization early too.Socialization is very important for the Eurasier to make sure its wariness does not turn to fear.Introduce it to different people, places, animals, dogs, situations and even sounds from a young age so it learns how to deal with them.

    What about a rescue?

    Alternatively, you could consider a Eurasier
    rescue that might have an older dog that needs a home.The good thing about a
    Eurasier for adoption is that it is highly likely that he (or she) is already
    house trained and will probably have at least a nominal understanding of
    obedience commands.Besides, you’ll be giving a dog who loves his family a
    family to love.

    Is a Eurasier Right For Me?

    This breed is normally a great family companion.

    What are typical diseases of Eurasiers?

    Compared to other breeds, the Eurasier is robust and rarely develops hereditary diseases.

    What are the breed characteristics of Eurasiers?

    The Eurasier always radiates calmness and combines the positive characteristics of its ancestors: From the Chow-Chow it inherited its distinctive temperament, from the Keeshond its protective instinct and the Samoyed’s hunting instinct.As the Eurasier is closely bonded with its owners, it feels uncomfortable with strangers.Therefore, if possible, you should take them on holiday with you.Additionally, the Eurasier adapts to your lifestyle without any problems.It feels comfortable in an apartment as well as in a house in the countryside, provided that you offer it daily exercise.

    What are typical character traits of Eurasiers?

    The Eurasier loves to spend time with its humans.It is always friendly and makes for a loyal and patient playmate for children.As he does not make many demands in regards to its keeping, it is also an affectionate companion for elderly people.They don’t necessarily need to use up all of their energy every day, but will also be happy to accompany you on leisurely walks.Their hunting instinct is easy to control, so the Eurasier may also – where permitted – run without a leash.With a puppy, pay attention to consistent leadership from the very beginning: The Eurasier has its own mind and needs clear rules to go by.With positive reinforcement you will achieve the best results with them.The breed is also quite tolerable towards other dogs: Dominant behaviour or even aggressiveness are foreign to them.

    Do Eurasiers Make Good Family Pets?

    The development of Eurasiers was to be companion animals.They make wonderful pets for most families.

    How is the Eurasier with children and other animals?

    Around children it is good, friendly, playful and affectionate too.Early socialization is needed and being raised with them helps too.Older children can be left with them fine but younger ones should be supervised just because they do not yet know how to touch and play carefully.Since some can be possessive of their belongings children also need to be taught not snatch things off the dog is that is the case.Compared to other Spitz type dogs this is one of the more tolerant ones.It can get along well with other pets with socialization and most are able to live with cats and such fine, but some have issues with strange animals outside like squirrels.It can also get along well with other dogs and likes the company in fact.Dog aggression is rare but those times it does happen will be about dominance issues between two males that have not been fixed.

    What should be considered when breeding Eurasiers?

    Especially in the early days of Eurasier breeding, inbreeding occurred regularly.Animals from this strain sometimes tend to develop hereditary diseases.Therefore, it pays off if you ask the breeder to show you the pedigree of the puppy of your choice.You should also take a close look at the mother and father animals.Litter reports are published by the Eurasier Club Austria, among others.

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    What is the average size of a Eurasier?

    Eurasier bitches reach a height of 48 to 56 centimetres, in males this is 50 to 60 centimetres.

    Where Does the Eurasier Come From?

    The history of the Eurasier began in Germany in 1960.A breeder by the name of Julius Wipfel set out to create a healthy, sociable family dog and protector.

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    Food & Diet Requirements ??

    To fuel your Eurasier’s active life and help it grow strong and healthy, you should feed your dog high-quality kibble.Like humans, dogs are omnivores that require a diverse diet of whole foods to get their nutrients.A well-balanced kibble is a convenient way to provide all the necessary nutrients.

    So why use supplements?

    Dietary supplementation will take your dog’s nutrition to the next level.By making certain additions for specific Eurasier related conditions, or for your dog’s individual needs, supplements will act as a complement to food.Added support which will bolster, fuel and nourish your faithful friend and fine-tune their nutritional intake.

    Grooming ??

    Though the gorgeous, fluffy coat of the Eurasier does not shed much, you will need to groom your dog multiple times a week to keep it mat free.Their fur easily picks up sticks, burrs, and ticks so a good brushing is essential.

    What is the origin of Eurasier?

    The Eurasier goes back to the famous Austrian zoologist Konrad Lorenz, who even received the Nobel Prize for Medicine.He had conducted studies with a Chow-Chow shepherd crossbreed.Inspired by his research, Julius Wipfel from Weinheim decided to breed his own dog breed together with other lovers of Nordic dogs.The breeding goal was a friendly animal suitable for families, which was similar to a polar dog in appearance.Around 1960 he mated Keeshond (Wolfsspitz) bitches with Chow-Chow males, later the breed Samoyed, which originates in Siberia, was added.In 1973 the dog was finally recognised by the international dog association FCI.

    History of Eurasiers

  • In the 1960s, Julius Wipfel, a breeder from Germany started blending Chow Chows with Spitz dogs and Samoyeds.
  • In 1960 a breed was evolved by crossing a Chow Chow and a Wolfspitz.
  • In 1960, Julius Wipfel, the founder of the Eurasier breed who lived in Weinheim an der Bergstrasse in Germany, searched to find a successor to his big, black Spitz-type dog which was very intelligent, independent, and wolf-like in his behavior.
  • In 1961, in order to promote this new breed, Julius Wipfel founded The "Kynologische Zuchtgemeinschaft fuer Wolf-Chow-Polarhunde" (Canine Breeding Association for Wolf-Chow-Northern Dogs), which he officially registered under this very name in Weinheim, Germany in 1966.
  • In 1972 Samoyed blood was introduced to correct a variety of problems which had occurred as a consequence of in-breeding.
  • In 1972 these Wolf-Chows were cross-bred for the final time with a Samoyed – the name was changed to Eurasier, and the breed was recognized internationally by the Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI).
  • In 1972 they crossed that dog with the Samoyed to secure the friendly nature of the dog.
  • In 1972, the first Eurasier was born when he crossed his “Wolf-Chows” with Samoyeds.
  • In 1972, the Samoyed was added to the gene pool for the Sammy’s friendly nature.
  • In 1972, the Samoyed was bred into the Wolf-chows and the new breed’s name became Eurasier in 1973.
  • In 1972, the Wolf-Chow was then crossed with a Samoyed to finally introduce an offspring which was named “Eurasier” after the breed’s European and Asian background.
  • In 1973 the new dog breed now called Eurasier was recognized by the German Kennel Club and the FCI.
  • In 1973, the Federation Cynologique Internationale recognized this breed as the Eurasier.
  • In 1973, the Federation Cynologique Internationale, an international federation of national kennel clubs, recognized the breed as the Eurasier, a name that was chosen to reflect both their European and Asian backgrounds.
  • In 1973, the Federation Cynologique Internationale, an international federation of national kennel clubs, recognized the breed as the Eurasier, a name that was chosen to reflect both their European and Asian backgrounds.
  • In 1991 the Dogo Argentino was banned in Britain under the Dangerous Dog Act.
  • In 1996 the UKC recognized them and the USEC (United States Eurasier Club) was formed.
  • In 1996, the United Kennel Club (UKC) fully acknowledged the Eurasier.
  • In 2008, the AKC began accepting the Eurasier into its Foundation Stock Service.
  • In 2008, the AKC officially entered the breed into its Foundation Stock Service, and if the breed meets criteria, in time it will be moved into the Miscellaneous Class, and eventually into the Non-Sporting Group.
  • In the 1940s German professor, Julius Wipfel, crossed Chow Chow and German Spitz in the hope of creating the perfect spitz dog.
  • In the 1960’s German professor and breeder Julius Whipfel, began crossing Chow Chows with Wolfspitzes.
  • In the 1960s german breeder, Julius Wipfel started looking for a dog who will be a great family pet and who will have the adaptability of the wolf so he started mixing Chow Chows with Wolfspitz dogs.
  • In the 1960s, Julius Wipfel, a German dog
    breeder, set out to create a new breed that would be a delightful companion.