The Eurasier is the youngest dog breed in Germany. If you are looking for a medium-sized, sporty companion, you should get to know this dog breed. He is amiable and balanced, but at the same time agile and alert. Visually, the robust Eurasier reminds of a polar dog.
The handsome Eurasier is the perfect companion for the whole family. He has a friendly character, but is still reserved. The sensitive Eurasier feels most comfortable in the midst of the family. He usually joins several people. As a one-man dog, it is therefore only suitable to a limited extent.
The medium-sized dog can weigh between 18 and 32 kg. The females are usually much more petite than the males. The appearance of the Eurasier reveals its kinship to the pointed Nordic dogs. Characteristic is its strong coat, which occurs in almost all colors. It is particularly dense on the backs of the legs and the tail. The Eurasier is considered a very healthy breed without known breed-related diseases.
Some Eurasiers have a blue tongue. Also pink and pink-bluish tongues occur. This peculiarity has inherited the Eurasier from the Chow-Chow.
In everyday life, the Eurasier shines with a level-headed character. Nevertheless, the agile dog is not a sleeping pill. He is a good companion for jogging or hiking. Thereby he distinguishes himself by his sportiness. Even bad weather does not bother the resistant dog.
During the daily walk, most Eurasiers can be quickly let off the leash. For this, however, it is important in the beginning to suppress his hunting instinct. All in all, the Eurasier has a rather high irritation threshold.
When training your Eurasier, you should have some patience. The smart dogs obey only when they have built a good bond with their human. Tricks and commands are not necessarily their thing. Therefore, Eurasiers are not suitable as working dogs. It is important that you train your Eurasier lovingly and consistently.
Eurasiers are often suspicious of strangers. They are relatively alert, but do not bark much. Because of their reticence, the Eurasier is not suitable for all tasks or dog sports. The Eurasier prefers to work with its caregivers.
Therefore, he can live out his urge to move well in agility. Some Eurasiers are also well suited for tracking training or obedience. However, his humans should never force the stubborn Eurasier to do anything.
The right food
The Eurasier is an unproblematic dog. This also applies to its diet. The breed is considered very healthy and has no tendency to weight problems. Most Eurasiers can be fed a good diet for medium-sized dogs. Whether wet, dry or fresh food is fed depends on the dog and the owner. All types of food have enough nutrients for the dog.
Your Eurasier should always be fed at certain times of the day. Your dog will quickly get used to this ritual. A bowl with water should always be available for the dog.
The Eurasier prefers to be always by the side of his humans. So it is tempting to feed him from the table while he is eating. This may cause your Eurasier to start begging. It is better to reward the dog with healthy treats. Homemade dog cookies are good for this. Many dogs also like cooked or raw vegetables, like carrots.
Additionally, you can keep your Eurasier busy with healthy chews. Chewing is a need of all dogs. To keep teeth clean, it is important that dogs chew regularly. When choosing chews, you should make sure that they do not contain cereals or sugar. Natural chews are well suited. For example, beef skin in various forms is available in stores.
The coat of the Eurasier is very dense. It needs regular care so that it does not become matted. Already as a puppy you should get your Eurasier used to it. For this purpose, you can brush him briefly every day in the beginning. This way the dog will learn that nothing will happen to it. If your dog does not like brushing, you should be very patient. You should not be intimidated by the dog's self-confident character.
Neutered Eurasiers sometimes develop thicker undercoats. If your Eurasier is affected by this, you should comb him more often. This will remove loose undercoat that could become matted.
In the change of coat it is important to comb out the falling out undercoat daily. This way the coat change is over faster, which is a relief for the animal. But you will also notice the difference when vacuuming.
Eurasiers do not need to be bathed. The robust Eurasier loves to roam through forests and meadows. If it got dirty, you can wash it with water. It is not good to wash your Eurasier with shampoo. Dog shampoo also damages the coat and destroys the natural protective layer.
Ticks and bugs are well hidden by the dense coat. Therefore, you should regularly check the coat and skin of your Eurasier. This is especially true if you have been out in nature with your dog. There are pliers or tweezers for removing ticks. They prevent the head of the tick from getting stuck. Sometimes prophylactic preparations against ticks are given. Whether this makes sense in your region, you can discuss with a veterinarian.
Your Eurasier, like all dogs, needs a collar, a leash and a bowl. A basket or a thick blanket can serve as a sleeping place. You can train your young Eurasier with a harness. When he no longer pulls on the leash, you can switch to a collar. Of course, a well-trained Eurasier can also be led on a harness.
For the care you need a suitable brush. There is a wide range of brushes and combs for different hair structures. Here it is worthwhile to choose different models. With the right brush you will save yourself a lot of work. Also your Eurasier will thank you, because good brushes pull less. If you are unsure, ask other Eurasier owners about their experiences.
The Eurasier is an intelligent dog that should be encouraged with toys. To find a suitable toy, you should offer your Eurasier different games. The dog breed was not bred for a specific purpose. Therefore, no blanket recommendation can be given for the Eurasier. However, the people-oriented dog should definitely be kept busy.
Most dogs, for example, love to work out their food in a game. Special food balls can be filled with dry food for this purpose. When choosing a toy, you should simply observe your dog well and try out a lot.
Origin & History
Bred as a companion dog, the Eurasier is a real family dog. The lovable breed has existed only for a few decades. The founder of the breed is Julius Wipfel. In the 1960s, he crossed wolf bitches with Chow Chows.
His goal was to breed a companion and family dog. The dogs should have the primitive appearance of the Spitz and Chow-Chows. Visually, they should resemble the polar dogs. In addition, the new breed should be robust and balanced.
Wipfel got the idea for the new breed from the zoologist Konrad Lorenz. Lorenz had reported on crosses of Chow-Chows and German Shepherds.
Initially the breed was called Wolf-Chows. After a few years, Samoyed males were also used for breeding. Some of today's Eurasiers have inherited their hunting instinct from the Samoyed. Until today, almost all Eurasiers originate from the first breeding line. from the hunter's yard.
In 1973, the breed was officially recognized. The name is composed of the regions of origin of its ancestors: The Wolfsspitz comes from Europe. The Chow-Chow has its home in Asia. The Eurasier is the youngest dog breed in Germany.
Today, the Eurasier is bred in several German, Austrian and Swiss breeding clubs. Three Eurasier clubs are registered in the VDH.