Eurasier

Appearance

A medium sized Eurasier
Exercise Quick Summary
Also Known AsEurasian Spitz
OriginGermany
LineageCrossbreed
SizeMedium
Height (at withers)16-25in (41-63.5cm)
Weight40-70lbs (18-32kg)
Hair Colour(s)Varies
Lifespan11-13 years
Energy LevelMedium
Litter size4-8
SheddingMedium
GroomingLow
Barking TendencyLow
Exercise requirementsMedium
Ease of trainingHigh
Suitability for kidsMedium
Animal compatabilityMedium
Aggression levelsLow
Distress if leftLow

The Eurasier is a medium sized spitz-type dog. The body is well balanced with a level topline and bushy tail curled up and over the back. The head is wedge-shaped with pricked ears and almond-shaped eyes. The coat is long and thick with a dense undercoat, and the colouring varies but includes black, black and tan, fawn and yellow.

Temperament

Eurasiers are quiet and calm natured dogs with even temperaments. They are also friendly, affectionate and loyal, and so make great companion dogs and good dogs for families too. Being agile, intelligent and quick to learn, they are relatively straightforward to train; however, they do not respond well to heavy-handed discipline, tend to become bored if training is too repetitive, and can be stubborn with owners that are not assertive enough. For these reasons they are probably best suited to those with experience in owning and training a dog rather than novice owners. Eurasiers are playful, and when socailised young get along well with older kids that will be more considerate, and they are generally good with other dogs too. They are reserved and shy around strangers, but without being timid or aggressive. This breed rarely barks without good reason but will bark at anything unfamiliar, and so they make good watchdogs.

History & Skills

Euasiers originate from Germany, where they were developed in the 1960s by Julius Wipfel, and so are a relatively new breed. They are a mix of Keeshonds and Chow-Chows, with Samoyeds added into the bloodline also. The aim was to creat an even-tempered Spitz-type family dog. Eurasiers are mostly seen in Europe, especially Germany.

Breed Specific Ailments

Eurasiers tend to live between 11-13 years. This is a fairly young breed that has relatively few genetic health issues, but some of the common ailments it should be tested for include hip dysplasia and hypothyroidism. Eurasiers can also be prone to patella luxation, and some eyelid and lash disorders such as distichiae, entropion and ectropion.

Grooming

Eurasiers are medium shedders and so can be suited to those suffering with allergies; however, they do shed heavily twice a year also (in spring and autumn). Their grooming requirements are moderate and their long coats will simply need a daily brush with a stiff bristled brush, more during shedding periods. They only need bathing or dry shampooing when really necessary.

Exercise & Environment

Eurasiers prefer to live indoors with their owners and families, and will not do so well chained up outdoors, kept in a kennel or even confined to one room. They are calm and inactive indoors but need exercise and like to play, and so and will need the option to do so outdoors plus a good daily walk.

Recognition

FCIFCI - Federation Cynologique Internationale
AKCAKC - American Kennel Club

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