Last Updated on January 19, 2024 by Pets Feed
The Eurasier is a large dog that stands out both for its robust and adorable appearance, because its luxuriant coat and its soft expression make it a very beautiful dog.
Eurasier is a young breed of dog that has an attractive appearance and combines all the qualities of a companion: cheerful, hardy, sociable, agile, loyal and unobtrusive, capable of protection. Other names of the breed: Eurasian Dog, Eurasian
The eurasier is the result of crossbreeding between the chow chow and the wolf spitz.
The Eurasier is a stocky, stocky, medium-sized, heavily built dog, incorporating the best external qualities of its ancestors. The body is compact, dense, not short, the sternum protrudes forward.
- Height at the withers: males 52-60 cm, females 48-56 cm
- Weight: 18-32kg
- Head: Wedge-shaped head. The skull is broad with a well defined occiput. The top line of the muzzle is consistent with the top line of the skull. The muzzle is not very pointed and rough, slightly narrowed towards the nose. The cheeks are slightly shown.
- Jaws: Bite straight or “scissor”. The jaws are strong and wide. Black lips.
- Ears: Ears of medium size, erect, triangular. The tips of the ears are rounded.
- Eyes: The eyes are oval, small in size, slightly oblique. The iris color is only dark.
- Frame: Stocky, strong, of medium length, slightly longer than the height of the dog at the withers. The neck is medium in size, muscular, in proportion to the body. The back is straight, the withers are pronounced. The chest is deep, the ribs are oval. The loin is elongated and broad, of athletic build. The croup is strong, wide and straight.
- Limbs: Legs medium high, parallel. The pasterns are straight, strong, slightly projecting forward. The legs are oval in shape, the toes are arched and close to each other. The pads are black, thick wool grows between them. The nails are strong, dark in color. The animal will move with strong, free and quick steps.
- Coat: The coat is dense, of medium length with a dense undercoat. Shorter on muzzle and ears than on body, longer on legs and tail. It forms a “breeches” on the hips and a “mane” on the neck. Color: Red, Black, Zone Grey, Black & Fire Red, Gray & Fire.
Character and behavior
If something characterizes an Eurasier, it is that he is extremely adorable, because his personality is captivating, he is an affectionate, balanced, calm and really sociable dog. Likewise, we are confronted with a breed of dog perfect for a family with children, because the Eurasier dog loves company, games and the center of all eyes. In fact, another characteristic of the character of the eurasier is that it does not tolerate loneliness well.
On the other hand, and although it is a sociable dog, it is common that the first contact with strangers is careful or frightened. For this reason, it is important to proceed with the approach little by little, very carefully and always respecting the dog’s times.
As we said, the Eurasier is a very playful dog, so much so that it can be quite naughty during its puppy stage. In addition, due to the mood of the eurasier, if he is bored or does not receive adequate mental and physical stimulation, he can become a destructive dog.
Eurasier, like other breeds, is prone to certain diseases. By getting this dog, you will be able to meet:
- Hip dysplasia;
- Dislocation of the patella;
With proper care, the Eurasier can live 11 to 13 years.
Eurasiers feel good about life in a house or apartment.
Caring for this dog is easy:
- Hair is combed out once a week.
- During moulting, comb every day.
- Regularly examine the condition of the eyes and ears.
- Nails are trimmed as needed.
- Walk 2-3 times a day.
- They rarely bathe, mainly when they get dirty.
The Eurasier is a lively, energetic and intelligent dog and as such he must receive the right amount of daily exercise and mental stimulation to be a truly happy, well-balanced and obedient dog.
This dog needs at least an hour of exercise a day, and more if possible, to keep him from getting bored, which could cause him to develop unwanted behavior problems, including separation anxiety.
History of the breed
In the early 1960s, breeder Julius Wipfel began making a series of crosses between dogs of two breeds, the chow chow and the wolfspitz, in order to create a new breed of dog that would combine the characteristics of the two dogs. The result was eurasier, a dog obtained by adding Samoyed to the previous mixture. This particular breed was officially recognized by the FCI in 1973.
The creation of the Eurasier breed was not easy, as the help of scientists specializing in canine genetics was necessary to end the problems associated with the original crosses. All of this has been rigorously documented thanks to the fact that several books have been written on the origins and obstacles encountered in its creation.