Breed Organization United States Eurasier Club Website:
http://www.useurasierclub.org Native Country Germany Other Names Wolf-Chow, Eurasier Life Expectancy Approximately 11-13 Years Litter Size No Information Available Breed Group AKC FSS
Breed Appearance The Eurasier is a balanced, well-constructed,
medium-sized Spitz (Spitzen) type dog with prick ears. It comes in
different colors: fawn, red, wolf-grey, solid black, and black and
tan. All color combinations are allowed, except for pure white,
white patches, and liver color. Fédération Cynologique
Internationale (FCI) standards call for the Eurasier to have a thick
undercoat and medium-long, loosely lying guard hair all over the
body, with a short coat on the muzzle, face, ears, and front legs.
The tail and the back of the front legs (feathers) and hind legs
(breeches) should be covered with long hair. The coat on the
Eurasier's neck should be slightly longer than on the body, but not
forming a mane. The breed may have a pink, blue-black or spotted
Breed Description Head: Triangular. Wedge-shaped skull is
not overly broad. Stop not pronounced. Muzzle tapers to the nose.
Strong jaws. Black lips. Ears: Medium size, triangular, slightly rounded tips. Held
erect. Eyes: Medium size, set slightly obliquely in the skull. Dark
color. Black rims. Body: Solid, not overly short. Muscular neck. Pronounced
withers. Prominent forechest. Oval rib cage. Straight, broad croup.
Straight, muscular back. Tail: Straight, round, and solid at the root, tapering to the
tip. Carried forward over the back, slightly curved over the side of
the loin, or curled. Hair: Moderately long. Not truly stand-off, but not lying close
to the skin. Short on the face, and front of the legs. Longer on the
neck, tail, and back of the legs (feathering and culottes). Dense
undercoat. Coat: All colors and combinations are permissible except pure
white, pinto, or brown. Size: Dog: 52 to 60 cm (20.5-23.5 in).Bitch: 48 to 56 cm (19-22
in). Weight: Dog: 23 to 32 kg (50.8-70.5 b).Bitch: 18 to 26 kg
History Eurasiers originated in Germany in 1960, when
the founder, Julius Wipfel, set out together with Charlotte Baldamus
and a small group of enthusiasts to create a breed with the best
qualities of the Chow Chow and the Wolfspitz. The initial
combination of the breeds resulted in what was first called
"Wolf-Chow" and then, twelve years later, after crossing with a
Samoyed, was renamed "Eurasier" (Eurasian) and recognized by the FCI
in 1973. Nobel Laureate Konrad Lorenz obtained a Eurasier puppy from
Charlotte Baldamus, Nanette vom Jaegerhof, whom he called "Babett".
He thought her character was the best he had ever known in a dog.
Today, unethical breeders sometimes try to pass off a Keeshond/Chow
Chow mix as a Eurasier. While they are genetically similar, these
mixes cannot be classified as Eurasiers.
Behavior Eurasiers are calm, even-tempered dogs. They
are watchful and alert, yet reserved towards strangers without being
timid or aggressive. Eurasiers form a strong link to their families.
For the full development of these qualities, the Eurasier needs
constant close contact with its family, combined with understanding,
yet consistent, training. They are extremely sensitive to harsh
words or discipline and respond best to soft reprimand. The Eurasier
is a combination of the best qualities of the Chow Chow, the
Wolfspitz, and the Samoyed (dog), resulting in a dignified,
Eurasiers were bred as companion dogs;
as such they do poorly in a kennel environment such as those
commonly used for institutionally trained service dogs, nor are they
well suited for the social stresses of working as a sled or guard
dog. Training should always be done through family members, not
through strangers or handlers. Eurasiers should never be restricted
to only a yard, kennel, crate, or chained up. They would pine and
become depressed. Within these limitations, Eurasiers can work very
well as therapy dogs. This breed enjoys all kinds of activities,
especially if the activities involve their family. Eurasiers are
calm and quiet indoors, outdoors they are lively and enjoy action.
Eurasiers rarely bark but if they do, they usually have a good
Health Eurasiers are generally healthy dogs, though a
small gene pool in the breed's early years has led to some
hereditary diseases being seen occasionally. Known issues include
hip dysplasia, luxating patella, and hypothyroidism, as well as
eyelid and lash disorders such as distichiae, entropion, and
Advice If this dog is to live indoors, he must get out
for daily walks. The Eurasian hates to be left alone or tied up.
This very clean dog must be brushed regularly.