His goal was a
dog with the good physical constitution and low hunting instinct of the
Wolfspitz, the calmness, patience and reserve with strangers of the Chow,
and the friendly nature and alertness of the Samoyed. The resulting dog, the
takes his name from the origins of these ancestors, Europe and Asia.
Eurasiers stand up to 23 1/2 inches
tall at the shoulder. They have a soft, thick, medium-length double coat in a
variety of colours including red, black, grey, blond, or sable. Shedding
is seasonal. Regular grooming is required. The Eurasier's coat provides
enough protection for him to live outdoors. However, this dog prefers to
live indoors with his family. Like all Spitz dogs, the Eurasier carries
his tail curled up over his back.
The Eurasier is an even tempered dog,
generally calm and peaceful. He can tolerate a high degree of provocation
without becoming aggressive. A self-assured dog, he is an excellent family pet
as he becomes very attached to his owners and is wonderful with children
and other family pets. He has even been called a
"cat-charmer"! Because of his strong bond with his family,
he doesn't like to be separated from them. This not the dog to be
kept outside in a kennel.
A good-natured, eager to please dog, he is an excellent
candidate for obedience training, especially as he is a fast learner.
Training with patience and sensitivity will ensure your Eurasier develops
his wonderful temperament, and he will enjoy participating in activities
such as Agility and Obedience. As with all dogs, early socialization
is important for the development of good manners.
Although not aggressive with strangers,
he does make a good watch dog as he is alert and watchful and naturally reserved with newcomers.
Usually calm and quiet indoors, the Eurasier can become quite fierce if he
senses a threat to those he loves. As with most working dogs, he is used to a fair degree of
activity and needs daily exercise and walking.