Eurasier

Eurasier is a very new dog breed. It was developed in the 1960s in Germany by Julius Wipfel to be a family pet. The original mix included the Chow Chow, the Wolfspitz, and, later, the Samoyed. Although watchful and wary of strangers, this is not a working dog.

The Eurasier stands 18 to 24 inches tall and weighs between 40 and 70 pounds, with females smaller than males. This breed should be well balanced, with a spitztype appearance. The Eurasier has a wedge-shaped head and prick ears. The tail is carried over the back. The coat has a thick undercoat, with a medium-long outer coat that lies flat. The legs and tail are feathered. The coat can be fawn, red, wolf gray, black, or black and tan. The coat is easy to care for but does require regular brushing, especially during the spring and fall when shedding is at its worst.

The Eurasier is very playful. They learn tricks easily and love to do them as long as you don’t ask them to repeat them endlessly. They are also very agile and love to run. One to two hours a day for exercise is best, off leash when possible. Off-leash play should always be in a fenced yard, of course, so the dog doesn’t dash away. Training the Eurasier takes a light touch. This breed responds best to positive reinforcements. But don’t expect an Eurasier to always be obedient; they have a certain level of independence, which sometimes makes them a little stubborn.

The Eurasier dog breed is not suited for sports such as agility. That doesn’t mean they can’t do it; they can, but they won’t do it to win. They were bred as companions, not as working dogs. The Eurasier is a family dog, devoted and affectionate, although he usually bonds more strongly with one person. He is good with children in his family who treat him with respect, and he’s good with other pets. Health concerns include hip dysplasia and eye disease.

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