Eurasier comes in a beautiful array of colors. All coat colors are allowed according to the breed standard except for the lever color, pure white and irregular white patches. Eurasiares may have purple tongue, pink tongue or spotted tongue. They can also have dark face masks or lights, so-called reverse masks. Eurasiers are calm, equable, gentle, loving, intelligent and confident.
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.
Eurasier is very similar in comparison to other Spitz-type dogs, although its presence in the group is quite different. Many of these dogs resemble Chow Chow, and most Americans will probably mistake them for Chow-Mix. Eurasier signifies a medium-sized dog. Most males are 20½ to 23es long at the shoulder while most females are between 19 and 22 . Males typically weigh between 50 and 65 pounds, while females typically weigh between 40 and 55 pounds. Most of Eurasier’s body is inconspicuous under its long, dense coat, but below is a very strong built animal. The tail of the Eurasier is quite long. The tail is always placed above the back, although it may be straight forward, slightly folded sideways, or folded.
The head and face of the Eurasier is somewhat variable, with some breed members appearing to be similar to Chow Chow and others more closely resembling Wolfspitz. Although the head of the Eurasier is proportional to the size of the dog, the wider hair makes it look much larger than it actually is. When viewed from above, the head of the Eurasier forms a wedge-shape. The skull is not as wide, but it is certainly wider than it is narrow. The muzzle of the Eurasier should be at least as long as the rest of the skull. The muzzle and skull are almost indistinguishable and blend almost radically, but the hair of the breed often reveals that it has a flat face. The muzzle is straightened and tapers slightly at the end. Members of some breeds have mphites that are wide and reminiscent of chow chow, while others have narrower mytexes like the waferspitz. The nose of the Eurasier is of medium size and should always be black in color. The ears of this breed stand naturally, and must always stand upright. The ears are of medium size, triangular in shape, and the tips are slightly rounded. The eyes of the Eurasier are medium-sized, dark-colored, and slightly oblique. One should never see the eyes with a dog’s coat.
The coat of Eurasiers is probably the most important feature of the breed. Eurasier has a double coat. The undercoat is short, soft and very thick. The outer coat is loose, and is of medium to medium length. The hair on the muzzle, face, ears and the front of the legs is short, while the hair on the tail, the back of the legs and the thighs are long and fall. The hair on the neck is slightly longer than the rest of the body but does not make it common to many Spitzen. Eurasier breeders have long realized that breeding dogs based on color is a major reason that so many purebred dogs suffer from the disease. As a result, all colors and combinations of colors are allowed in Eurasier with three exceptions. Eurasiares may not be pure white, may have white patches, or may have solid liver. Occasionally, white, white-patch or liver eurasiers will be born. Such dogs are ineligible in the show ring and should not be bred, but otherwise make pets acceptable as members of other breeds.
The gestation period in lasts for 60-64 days The primary period of the reproductive cycle of the female is called Proestrus and goes on for around 9 days. During this time the females begin to draw in males. The subsequent part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive to the male. It goes on for around 3 to 11 days. The third part is the Diestrus. Usually, it happens around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for distinctive red and reaching its end. The vulva gets back to average, and she will no longer allow mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time span between heat periods ordinarily keeps going around a half year. The litter size ranges between 6 to 8 puppies at a time.
The Eurasier requires average grooming effort. It is not necessary to have a dog’s hair cut by a professional groomer. Brushing a dog’s coat is helpful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infection. Don’t skip seasonal flea treatments either. Dog nail trimming and dog bathing can sometimes be helpful. Check with a local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep his coat healthy and give your dog a pleasant dog bath experience. If you don’t have the time, skills, or money to care for your Eurasier, look for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment. You might be lucky enough to have a dog boarding service, which includes grooming or walks in nearby dog bathing locations.
Eurasiers are good-natured, but may be reserved towards strangers. This can be overcome to a great extent by proper socialization. They are very loyal to their family, ready-to-please and good to train, although they may show some independence. The Eurasier is a sensitive dog that does not require harsh reprimand; Rather, tender affection, love and understanding provide their impetus for learning. Training should be interesting for the dog and not repetition because he gets bored easily. Eurasier is a very social dog that should be included as part of the family. Usually Eurasiers are non-confrontational and will defend themselves only when they need it.
Eurasiers should have good daily walks and active play with other dogs. Off-leash walks are preferred once trained and credible for recall. Some Eurasiers like to swim and others enjoy agility or obedience. Some therapies also serve as dogs. When they are calm at home, they are active and energetic when they are outside.
Like all dogs, Eurasiers should only be fed with high quality food. They can be pickle eaters and do not eat large amounts of food. Instead, Eurasiers enjoy a wide variety of foods and changing their diet will help prevent them from getting bored with one type of food. Although pickles, it is possible to introduce them to different types of food. Each dog has its own personal preferences. Clean, fresh water must be available at all times.
The Eurasiers were bred to grow stronger and stronger. In general, they are a healthy breed. Breeding is subject to thorough testing to minimize health problems. Breed diseases are hip dysplasia, patellar laxation, dystichiasis, thyroid conditions, EPI and gastric torsion. The parent club requires health testing of all breeding dogs before mating and encourages the testing of offspring to obtain as much health information as possible on the breed.