View random article

Eurasier Dog Breed

The breed is developed in Germany using the Keeshond, the Chow-chow and the Samoyed to create a type of spitz. It is also sometimes referred to as Eurasian and was originally called the Wolf-Chow. The Eurasier is a medium-sized dog that is well-proportioned. Its head is equal in length to its muzzle, the length of the back is slightly longer than its height at the withers. It weighs from 40 to 70 pounds and stands at a height of 19 to 23 inches. Its ears are triangular-shaped and prick. The flat skull narrows down to a muscular, defined muzzle with a black mask. The jaws are strong and powerful, the lips are edged with black pigmentation and the eyes are medium-sized and dark in colour. Its tail is covered in bushy hair making it appear thicker, and is carried lying forward over the back or bent slightly sideways. It has a double layer of coat: a thick undercoat and a loosely lying harsh top coat. The tail, back of forelegs, and hind legs are covered in long hair. All colours and colour combinations are permitted with the exception of solid white, and white patches.

The Eurasier is even-tempered and good-natured. They are diligent watch dogs but are not aggressive or easily provoked. It is not a working breed - in fact it is mostly kept as a house pet. They are easygoing, positive, playful and good with children. They are intelligent and quick to learn.

Featured in Life