Fun Facts About Eurasiers

History of Eurasiers

Julius Whipfel, a German dog breeder, wanted to find a dog that was a cross between a wolf and a friendly family pet. The first two breeds crossed were a Chow Chow and Wolf Spitz. In 1972, a Samoyed was introduced to produce a new breed called a Eursiers. The breed had an American and Asian lineage.

In 1973, the breed was recognized by the German Kennel Club. The name was chosen to reflect the German and Asian breeding. The Federation of Cynologigue gave the dog this name.

These dogs are popular in Germany and Switzerland and are not well known in the United States. In January 2010, they were allowed to compete in AKC companion events.

The United States Eurasier Club was formed in June 2006. It is a national breed club designed to promote quality in breeding and care. They have breeders and special events for members.

Temperament and personality

The Eurasier makes an ideal family dog. They provide protection, but the dog is not aggressive in nature towards people. They take their time getting to know people and are very reserved.

The dog gets along well with children and pets when raised as a puppy in the home. This breed likes to take walks although is not as active as other breeds.

Training the puppy early, helps owners deal with its stubborn nature. They should be vaccinated to take training classes and socialized early. These dogs are bred in a variety of colors red, gray, black, tan, or two colors.

They have blue-black tongues, purple, or pink tongues from breeding.

Eurasia’s weigh 40 – 70 pounds and usually are 19-24 inches in height. The Eurasier should be kept inside with the family, and it should be never left for long periods of time alone. It does not do well living outside or in a kennel.

Feeding and exercise

Puppies should be fed 3 to 4 bowls of food daily. When they reach 3-6 months feed 3 meals per day, to meet their nutritional needs.

The vet or breeder should be able to recommend a quality brand of dry or moist food. An adult dog should be fed two meals per day. Give the dog clean water on a daily basis.

A daily walk every day may not be sufficient exercise. Running, jogging, and playing in the park or large yards gives them a higher level of activity. Playing catch, frisbee, or tug of war with a toy is another popular exercise with Eurasiers.

Training the dog to walk with a leash will provide the opportunity to go longer distances and find a local park for exercise.

Grooming the Eurasier

Their coat only needs to be brushed once or twice per week. Owners can do this themselves or take them to a professional dog groomer.

When they play in wooded areas remove any leaves or twigs, check for parasites, and runny eyes. Aditionally, wipe off the coat with a clean damp cloth. During the shedding season, they need daily brushing and a bath.

Their nails should be trimmed every two to four weeks using a safe nail clipper or by a groomer. Their teeth should be treated by the vet and owners should brush the dog’s teeth regularly. Regular care will keep your pet healthy.

Interesting fact about the eurasiers

There are few breeders in the United States and they are hard to find. The breed has only been around for a few decades and this is one reason. It is harder to obtain a puppy and adopt it in the US. The United States Eurasier Club located in Massachusetts has lists few breeders on their website.

Potential owners may be placed on a waiting list and not hear back for several months. Families have to have the patience to be able to adopt this special bred. These dogs do not crave attention from a stranger and often appear aloof. They may show interest but do not appear overly excited when greeting anyone.

Although they shed quite a bit of hair, their coat is easy to maintain. A high-quality vacuum that picks up pet hair is advised for indoors. They are easy to train, as puppies, due to their intelligent nature. The bred is often trained as therapy dogs. A calm firm nature is needed to train them.

Good therapy dogs

They are often trained in the United State to be a therapy dog for a person with a disability.

A therapy dog is prescribed by a doctor, psychiatrist, or therapist to help a patient with daily activities. They are just one of the many types of a dog trained for this task. They are used in hospitals, special schools, retirement homes, assisted living, and nursing homes.

Their ability to spend long periods of time, with the same people, make them excellent service dogs. They create a strong bond with the owner as a therapy dog. The dogs do well in families who have a member who needs a therapy dog. Eurasiers need owners who can devote large amounts of time to their care.

Good watchdogs

Eurasiers rarely bark but when they do it may mean someone is at the door or breaking into your home. They are calm, seldom bark, and are suited to living inside.

Eurasiers are vigilant about their surroundings, and they make good watchdogs. They will let you know when a stranger is on the property by barking.

These dogs are not hunters and do not have the instinct of a hunting dog. They do not chase birds, cats, and other dogs very often, and will not chase wildlife. The dog can be left with smaller pets.

Can tolerate hot and cold weather

They are highly adaptable to hot weather and cold. In hot weather provide them with plenty of shade and cool water. Air conditioning and a fan indoors keeps this breed comfortable in hot weather too.

It best to buy this breed from a reputable breeder and avoid dog stores. Often, they get dogs from puppy mills. These dogs often suffer from serious health problems when bought from stores. Hence, it is better to find a reputable breeder when buying a Eurasier puppy or adult dog.

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