OK, in this article, we wanted to take a moment and discuss the dog breed called Eurasier, not to be confused with 1980’s band Erasure which can only be describe as one of our guilty little pleasures here at IndulgeYourPet!
And before you…
Give us too much grief about it, we would challenge you to YouTube their greatest hits and not lose an hour of your life!
Let’s get back to Eurasier the dog, because they’re pretty fantastic too, it’s just that their a “bit” more work. This is why in this article we wanted to try and give folks an idea what it might be like to own an Eurasier dog so that if you’re ever given the opportunity to own one, you won’t regret doing so six months later.
So, without further ado, let’s dive right in.
Eurasier Dog Breed Fast Facts
Country of Origin: Germany
Original Purpose: Companionship
Height: 19 to 24 inches
Weight: 40 to 70 pounds
Dog Breed Classification: Not “officially” recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC)
Lifespan: 12 to 16 years
Origin of the Eurasier Dog Breed.
The origins of the Eurasier dog breed is a rather sweet tale which dates back to the early 1960’s when Julius Wipfel a very serious dog enthusiast from Germany lost his beloved black “Spitz-type” companion animal.
As a result of his loss…
He decided that he wanted to “create” a new dog that that would be equality as intelligent as his Spitz was, while being a bit more representative of their ancient ancestor, the wolf. And still be considered a good family pet as well.
“Tinkering” around a bit, Julius and several other dog enthusiasts including Charlotte Baldamus ultimately found what he was looking for when they decided to cross-breed a Chow Chow and a Wolfspitz.
What they were looking for. They then decided to call their new creation an “Eurasier” due to the European Wolfspitz ancestry and the Asian influence provided by the Chow Chow.
The Eurasier isn’t yet “officially” recognized by the American Kennel Club, it has been recognized by the Federation Cynlogique International and the German Kennel Club since 1973.
Eurasier Dog Breed Physical Characteristics
Given the parent breeds of the Eurasier, it really shouldn’t come as a huge surprise to learn that the Eurasier is a medium-sized Spitz-type dog breed that has a “well-balanced” and sturdy frame.
A thick undercoat and medium to long loose guard hairs all over his body that can come in a variety of colors including:
- Solid black
As well as black and tan. And while you may find some Eurasiers with a white, or pure white and tan coat, these dogs are not “technically” considered acceptable according to the current breed standard set by the FCI.
Following are the breed standards:
- Male Eurasiers have a height of 20 to 23 inches and weigh between 23 to 32 kgs
- Female Eurasiers have a height between 19 to 22 inches and weigh between 18 to 26 kg
It should also be…
Noted that these dogs can also have “unusually” colored tongues like their Chow Chow parents and can come in blue-black colors or pink. In some cases, the tongue can even be spotted!
Eurasier Dog Breed Temperament and Personality.
The Eurasier is a calm, confident, family-oriented type of dog that loves to be as close to his or her family as possible.
Which makes them…
An ideal watchdog as they are always on alert for any thing or any one that could pose a danger to his or her family. And while they maintain a healthy skepticism of strangers, they don’t tend to be all that aggressive with them!
These dogs do really well…
With families where someone is home during the day, or when an owner is able to take them with them where ever they go during the day.
Which is perfect…
Because while these guys are more than capable with keeping up with even the most athletic amongst us, they don’t require or demand a ton of exercise. In fact, an Eurasier will typically be quite content to just follow you around all day or just hang out till you’re ready to go for a nice afternoon walk.
Health Issues and Concerns of the Eurasier Dog Breed.
Since the Eurasiers are bred to be sturdy and robust, these dogs are a generally healthy breed. However, like all dog breeds, they are prone to getting a few genetic conditions. Including:
- Hip dysplasia,
- Patellar luxation,
- And elbow dysplasia.
None of these “conditions” are potentially life threatening, they can all be quite expensive if you need to pay for the full cost of treatment out of pocket.
This is why…
We here at IndulgeYourPet always advise any new pet owner to take a moment and see what it might cost to purchase a pet insurance policy on their new loved one. This way if they ever do become sick or injured in the future, you won’t be on the “hook” for 100% of the cost of treatment.
For more information on who we “feel” currently offers some of the “best” pet insurance policies on the market right now, be sure to check out our Top 10 Best Pet Insurance Companies article.