The Eurasier existed from the breed of Chow Chow and Wolf-Spitz and was developed by a German breeder named Julius Wipfel in 1960. The initial plan was to use the new breed as a suitable, medium-sized companion dog that has calm and well-mannered characteristics, highly intelligent and can easily obey any commands.
The Wipfel family made a distinct initiative to venture into interbreeding the Spitz–alike dog which possesses varied ranges of coat colors and is suitable for any type of family lifestyle. In 1973, Wipfel made another combination of interbreeding which includes a Samoyed which today has new breed features and abilities. Originally, it was first named the Wolf-Chow then later renamed within the same year as the Eurasier.
Traits and Behavior
The Eurasiers are excellent companion dogs, loving, affectionate and loyal. They were developed such that they can serve as a family pet and that through their intelligence can easily be trained.
Aside from excelling as house pets, they can also be good watchdogs, but not guard dogs, since they show a strong tendency to be calm and even-tempered. These dogs like to be cuddled and be given attention from family members, yet they are also shy and reserved to strangers or even with other animals.
Socialization is recommended at an early stage to develop association skills with other pet dogs or animals or even to people. Although they can be watchful and alert, it is highly recommended that these dogs should not be left alone for a long period because they can develop separation anxiety which is an inappropriate behavioral problem.
Proper training can be easily done to this breed, but if it would be possible any repetitive activities or exercises be avoided as these can bore them and can cause depression and unresponsiveness to training. They are also playful and like to be exposed more to outdoor activities.
Pet Care and Diseases
This dog is a heavy shedder and, therefore, needs regular brushing or combing. They may also need professional grooming to help maintain their quality appearance. Bathing is needed only when necessary.
Ears must be given regular inspection for possible infection or mucous plugs. They also need regular exercises like having long walks, running or any playful activities like fetching or Frisbee.
Generally, the Eurasier is a healthy type of breed and don’t usually manifest major health problems. But they can be susceptible to hip and knee injuries or even spinal injuries.
The Eurasier is a medium–sized Spitz type with an excessively long, shiny and smooth texture of its coat. Their ears are small and pricked with pointed tips.
The coat varies in different colors, like black, wolf-grey, fawn, red, black with tan markings. A typical Eurasier has a thick undercoat, medium–long, and can be seen most of all its body.
A Eurasier stands about 52-60cm in height of withers and a weight of about 23-32kg. The tail is set high and curves around its back with a heavy thickness of furry hair. The tongue can go from pink, blue-black or spotted.
Their life expectancy goes about 11-13 years. The average litter size is 4-8 puppies. Other names include Wolf-Chow and Eurasian.
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