Dear Eurasier Friend! It is nice to see you here. I hope you will find the information on the Eurasier breed and the special philosophy behind this breed helpful. The Eurasier breed stems from my home country Germany and is still a rather young breed. Enjoy!
The Eurasier is a German dog breed. The first litter was born on June 22, 1960 in Germany. The ancestors of the Eurasier are the German Wolfspitz and the Chow. At the time, the breed was called Wolf-Chow. In 1972 the breed was crossbred with a Samoyed and their offspring was named Eurasier. At the same time the breed was internationally recognized by the FCI (Federation Cynologique International). Julius Wipfel, the founder of the breed, aimed to create a Spitz-type family dog that commanded respect but also had a calm and even-tempered nature. The new dog breed was to be attractive, adaptable and suitable to different family lifestyles. Many decades of hard work by Mr. Wipfel and his associates gave us the Eurasier, a wonderful family dog.
The Eurasier is a medium-size dog with medium bone structure and a thick medium long coat which comes in beautiful shades of red, red and tan, wolf-grey, agouti, pure black, and black with markings. Eurasiers are, however, not bred for colors. The Eurasier is confident, calm, well-balanced and has a high tolerance level. He is a good watch dog but does not bark incessantly. He is loyal to the entire family but is reserved towards strangers. The Eurasier has a low hunting instinct. The breed will only develop these excellent qualities if allowed to live in close contact with the family. Eurasiers are not suited to be housed in kennels or to be tied up outside. The dogs must be trained with love and consistency and should not be trained by somebody else but his owner. They are not suitable to become working dogs. Currently there are about 8 thousand Eurasiers around the world, mostly in Europe and primarily in Germany which is their country of origin.
Around 1995 the Eurasier was introduced to North America. While there were only very few breeders in North America for a while, we now find a slightly increased number. Waiting times for puppies depend on the breeding plans of the individual breeders. No matter how long the wait - a Eurasier is worth waiting for. Eurasiers should be picked up from their breeders in person and should not be shipped unaccompanied.
If you want to acquire a puppy always ensure that both parents are checked for hip dysplasia, patellar luxation, and eye problems. They must further have been tested for hypothyroidism (including the TgAA value) and the results of a DWLM (Dandy Walker Like Malformation) test for both breeding partners must be known to rule out the breeding of two carriers. The breeder should be able to produce proof of all tests required.