Shoulder height: 48 – 60 cm
Weight: 18 – 32 kg
Age: 12 – 15 years
Color: all except white, piebald, and liver brown
Use: Companion dog, the family dog
The Eurasier is a Spitz-type dog that originated in Germany. It is an adaptable, alert, and intelligent companion dog who loves the outdoors. It is not suitable for city dwellers or couch potatoes.
Origin and history
The Eurasier is a combination breed of the Wolfsspitz, Chow-Chow, and Samoyed breeds. Breeding began in the 1960s to combine the best qualities of the original breeds and create an adaptable family companion dog. The purposeful crossing of Wolfspitz bitches and Chow Chow males initially resulted in “Wolf Chows”, later the Samoyed was also crossed in. This breed was recognized as a Eurasier in 1973.
The Eurasier is a harmoniously built, medium-sized, spitz-like dog that comes in a variety of colors. Its body is slightly longer than it is tall, and its head is not too broad and wedge-shaped. The erect ears are typically medium-sized and triangular. The eyes are slightly slanted and dark. The tail is densely-haired and bushy and is carried over the back or curled slightly to one side.
The Eurasier has dense, medium-length fur all over the body with an abundant undercoat. It is shorter on the face, ears, and front of the legs. It is bred in all colors and color combinations – except pure white, white piebald, and liver brown.
The Eurasier is a confident, calm dog with a balanced personality. It is alert but less willing to bark than the Spitz. The Eurasier also generally gets along well with other dogs. However, male dogs can be somewhat dominant toward other dogs in their territory.
Eurasiers are considered to be particularly sensitive, and affectionate and need close family connections. At home they are calm and balanced – on the go, they are active, persistent, and adventurous. Eurasiers enjoy working together like to run and love being outdoors. For comfortable people or a city apartment, the Eurasier is not suitable.
The Eurasier isn’t exactly a novice dog—it requires very clear leadership, careful socialization, and consistent training.