Dog Breed Group: Working Dog
Life Span: 11-13 years
Weight: Male: 20-31, Female: 18-30
Height: Male: 20-24, Female: 19-23
Origin of Name: The Eurasier, or Eurasian dog, is a breed of dog of the spitz type that originated in Germany.
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Julius Wiffel, living in Germany, discovered the heir of his black, Spitz-type dog who was very intelligent and independent. He wished for a dog that would show the adaptability and social behavior of a dog ancestor, a wolf and a dog that would be a wonderful family pet. Wipfel and other dog enthusiasts embarked on a long journey of trying to develop a family-oriented breed. Strict breeding schemes and guided breeding resulted in the first litter of "wolf-chow" puppies through cross-breeding of a chow chow and a wolfspitz. Then, in 1972, a samoyed was passed over to present its favorable nature and their offspring were named "Eurasier" to reflect the breed's European and Asian heritage. In 1973, the German Kennel Club and Federation Synthological International accepted the breed. The standard was rewritten in 1994.