The Eurasier

Size
Exercise Requirements  
Grooming Requirements  
Weight23-32 Kg (approx)
Life Span12-15 Years (approx)

Appearance

Medium size dog of the Spitz type, Eurasiers can be a wide variation of colours. Excluding White, White patches or Liver colour. They are Well Balanced, Well constructed, and are slightly longer in body then high. With a thick double layered coat. Length of coat should be a still to reveal the body proportions, with medium bone.

History

It all began with a gentleman named Julius Wipfel, and his friend Prof. Konrad Lorenz, Who in the 1960's in Weinheim (Germany), Set to task to produce a companion family dog.
They first bred together a female Wolf-spitz with a male Chow-Chow. Then a Chow-Chow mated with a Keeshond. During 1960-61 puppies from 6 different lines were born.

Puppy selection started to take place, so that the look and physical characteristics of both sets of parents were equal. Any of these offspring that were too much like either the Chow-Chow or the Wolf-spitz, were isolated from the breeding program, so also were any pup's that were nervous or of an unstable nature. The only pups kept were those most representative of the crossing between these breeds
Prof Lorenz classified these into 3 categories:--

The A type:- This was eliminated because it was too much like either the Chow-Chow or the Keeshond.

The B type:- These were also eliminated as they were either too nervous, shy, or aggressive.

The C type:- These were of stable temperament, and good conformation. These dogs went on to form the "WOLF-CHOW". Between the years of 1962 - 1966 13 male and 12 female pups were born. These pupsís were the product of selective breeding and had the desired characteristics, were of good proportions with the best physical and psychological qualities.

In the early 1970's Prof. Lorenz suggested adding a Samoyed into the program. And a male (ORION VON BERGSTRASSE) was bred to 4 female Wolf-spitz, resulting in 18 (EURASIER) puppies from 5 lines being born, 14 of these offspring were full blacks.

In 1973 approximately 200 Eurasiers were registered in the German Origin book, all off these dog were descendants from the original 6 lines.

The name "EURASIER" came from the combination of the EURopean Keeshond and the ASIAN Chow-Chow.
On February 27th 1973 the "Federation Cynologique International" recognized the breed.
AND THE EURASIER WAS BORN.

On the 1st October 2003 the Eurasier was recognized by the United Kingdom Kennel Club and placed on their Import Register.

Temperament

Self assured, Calm, and of even Temperament, Bonds Strongly with its family, Reserved with stranger without showing any signs of aggression.

Care / Grooming

Should be allowed to live as part of the family, within the home, and not in a kennel, as the Eurasier is very much a family dog.

Your Eurasier should be brushed on a daily basis, taking particular care to remove and small knots that can develop behind the ears, leg feathering, breaches and tail. Bathing can be done at any time as most Eurasiers love water.

Health

Eurasiers should be tested for Hip Dysplasia, Patella Luxation, and also be eyes tested for Entropion, Ectropion, and Distichiasis, Also other tests for Elbows and Thyroid.(are optional)

Eurasiers are a relatively healthy breed of dog, and these tests are standard to be carried out, and return good or clear scores before any dog may enter any breeding programs.

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