Confident, Calm, Friendly
Size: Medium
Height: 48-60 cm
Weight: 18-32 kg
Lifespan: 12-14 years
Coat: Longhair
Colors: Black, Deer Color, Wolf Sable, Black-Tan, Black-Silver, Red
FCI Group: Spitz and primitive types

The Eurasian is Germany's youngest dog breed. Anyone looking for a medium-sized, sporty companion should get to know this dog breed. It is friendly and even-tempered, yet agile and alert. Visually, the robust Eurasian is reminiscent of a polar dog.

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The handsome Eurasian is the ideal companion for the whole family. It has a friendly but reserved nature. The sensitive Eurasian feels most at home with his family. As a rule, it will bond with several people. It is therefore only suitable as a single dog to a limited extent.

The medium-sized dog weighs between 18 and 32 kg. The females are generally much more delicate than the males. The appearance of the Eurasian reveals its relationship to the pointed Nordic dogs. Characteristic is the strong coat, which occurs in almost all colors. It is particularly dense on the hind legs and tail. The Eurasian is considered a very healthy breed with no known breed-typical diseases.

Some Eurasians have a blue tongue. Pink and pink-blue tongues also occur. The Eurasian has inherited this peculiarity from the Chow Chow.

In everyday life, the Eurasian is characterized by its calm nature. Nevertheless, this agile dog is no sleepyhead. It is a good companion when jogging or hiking. They are characterized by their sportiness. Even bad weather cannot harm this hardy dog.

Most Eurasians can be let off the lead quickly on a daily walk. However, it is important to stop the hunting instinct at the beginning. Overall, the Eurasian has a fairly high stimulus threshold.

Patience is required when training Eurasians. These intelligent dogs only obey when they have built up a good bond with their human. Tricks and commands are not necessarily their thing. This is why the Eurasian is not suitable as a working dog. A loving and consistent upbringing is important.

Eurasians are often suspicious of strangers. They are relatively alert, but do not bark much. Due to their reticence, Eurasians are not suitable for all types of work and dog sports. The Eurasian prefers to work together with its caregivers.

He can therefore live out his urge to move well in agility. Some Eurasians are also well suited for tracking or obedience. However, the stubborn Eurasian should never be forced to do anything.

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Children suitable:

With supervision

The right food

When choosing food, make sure that it contains high-quality ingredients, is balanced and meets your dog's requirements. Age, size or weight, activity and health status play an important role. You should follow the manufacturer's recommendations for the amount of food.

Treats should only be fed in moderation and deducted from the basic diet to avoid obesity.

Puppies can be fed 4-6 times a day. The number of meals should be gradually reduced to 2 per day until the dog is fully grown. A rest period should be observed after meals.

Fresh drinking water should be available at all times.

Health & Care

The Eurasian's coat is very dense. It must be groomed regularly so that it does not become matted. You should get your Eurasian used to this as a puppy. In the beginning, you can brush him briefly every day. This will teach him that nothing will happen to him. If your dog doesn't like being brushed, you will need to be patient. Don't let his self-confident character intimidate you.

Neutered Eurasians sometimes develop a thicker undercoat. If your Eurasian is affected by this, you should comb him more often. This will remove any loose undercoat that could become matted.

During the shedding period, it is important to comb out the shedding undercoat every day. This speeds up the shedding process, which is a relief for the animal. But you will also notice the difference when vacuuming.

The Eurasian does not need to be bathed. The robust Eurasian loves to roam through woods and meadows. If he gets dirty, you can rinse him off with water. It is not a good idea to wash your Eurasian with shampoo. Dog shampoo also damages the coat and destroys the natural protective layer.

Ticks and vermin are well hidden in thick fur. You should therefore regularly check your Eurasian's coat and skin. This is especially important when you are out and about in nature with your dog. Tick tweezers or forceps are available for removing ticks. They prevent the tick's head from getting stuck. Sometimes prophylactic preparations against ticks are also administered. You can discuss with a vet whether this makes sense in your region.

Suitable accessories

Like all dogs, your Eurasian needs a collar, a lead and a food and water bowl. A basket or thick blanket is suitable as a place to sleep. You can train your young Eurasian with a harness. When it no longer pulls on the lead, you can switch to a collar. Of course, a well-trained Eurasian can also be walked on a harness.

You need a suitable brush for grooming. There is a large selection of brushes and combs for different hair textures. It's worth trying out different models. The right brush will save you a lot of work. Your Eurasian will also thank you, as good brushes pull less. If you are unsure, ask other Eurasian owners or your breeder about their experiences.

The Eurasian is an intelligent dog that should be encouraged with toys. To find a suitable toy, you should offer your Eurasian different games.

The breed was not bred for a specific purpose. Therefore, no general recommendation can be given for the Eurasian. However, it is important to keep this people-oriented dog busy.

For example, most dogs love to earn their food by playing. Special food balls can be filled with dry food for this purpose. When choosing a toy, you should keep a close eye on your dog and try it out a lot.

Other accessories that are part of every dog's basic equipment: tick tweezers, claw clippers, toothbrush and toothpaste for dogs, transport box for transportation in the car and a first aid kit. Ask your vet what belongs in the first aid kit.

Origin & History

Bred as a companion dog, the Eurasian is a real family dog. This lovable breed has only been around for a few decades. The founder of the breed is Julius Wipfel. He crossed Wolfspitz bitches with Chow Chows in the 1960s.

His aim was to breed a companion and family dog. The dogs were to have the original appearance of a Spitz and a Chow-Chow. Visually, they should resemble the polar dogs. The new breed was also to be robust and balanced.

Julius Wipfel got the idea for the new breed from the zoologist Konrad Lorenz. Lorenz had reported on crosses between chow chows and German shepherds.

Initially, the breed was called Wolf-Chow. After a few years, Samoyed males were also used for breeding. Some of today's Eurasians have inherited their hunting instinct from the Samoyed. To this day, almost all Eurasians come from the first Jägerhof breeding line.

The breed was officially recognized in 1973. The name is composed of the areas of origin of its ancestors: The Wolfspitz comes from Europe. The Chow Chow comes from Asia. The Eurasian is the youngest dog breed in Germany.

Today, Eurasians are bred in several breeding clubs in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Three Eurasian clubs are registered with the VDH.