An excellent companion dog, the Eurasier is calm, quiet, even tempered and friendly. Watchful and alert. Affectionate and loyal towards its family, yet reserved and shy with strangers, without being timid or aggressive. Socialize well when young with other dogs and people. This breed forms a strong bond with its family. They are intelligent and quick to learn. Consistent training should start early. Responds well to training, however one must understand the breed in order to train them successfully. This breed does not respond well to ruthless discipline, you must use soft reprimand; firm, but not harsh. Proper human to canine communication is a must. They can get bored if the training becomes repetitive. If they sence the owners are meek or passive they may become stubborn. Many Eurasier excel at agility. Playful, a stable minded Eurasier will get along well with children who have good pack leader skills. They are not guard dogs, but make good watchdogs, barking at things that are unfamiliar to them. This breed rarely barks with out good reason; however, as with any breed, some are more vocal than others and you need to communicate to them when enough is enough. Do not allow them to bark at you when they want something as that is a dog displaying dominancy behaviors. Usually does well with other dogs.
Males 20-24 inches (52-60 cm.)
Males 50-70 pounds (23-32 kg.) Females 16-18 inches (48-56 cm.)
Females 40-60 pounds (18-26 kg.)
Does not do well in an outside kennel, chained up or confined to one room. They do best when they are part of the family. If they are left isolated and or left alone for long periods of time they can be come depressed. Calm and quiet indoors, active and playful outdoors, enjoying some good action.
A good amount of exercise is a must. Needs dailylong walks, where the dog is made to heel beside or behind the human holding the lead, as instinct tells a dog the leader leads the way, and that leader needs to be the human. They should have a safe enclosed area to run free.
Developed in Germany in the 1960’s by Julius Wipfel. Julius used the Keeshond (Wolfspitz) the Chow-Chow and added in some Samoyed to add fresh blood to the breeding program.
ANKC, FCI, DRA, NAPR