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Eurasier Facts

  • Group
  • Other Breed Classes
  • Affiliations
  • CKC, UKC
  • Height
  • 18" - 24"
  • Weight
  • 40-70 lbs.
  • Lifespan
  • 12 years | Add yours

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  • Exercise Requirement
  • High - This breed requires vigorous daily activity
  • Training Requirement
  • Average Training Time
  • Grooming Requirement
  • Moderate
  • Colors
    • Black
    • Fawn
    • Red
    • Brown
    • Silver / Grey
  • Breed Characteristics
    • Can be trained as a watch dog or guard dog
    • Ok outdoors
    • Should sleep indoors

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Alternate Names

Eurasian, wolf-chow


This breed was developed in Weinheim an der Bergstrasse in Germany.

Date Of Origin

The Eurasier was created in 1960.


The Eurasier is a modern breed created in 1960 by crossing the chow-chow, wolfspitz, and Samoyed. In 1960, Julius Wipfel, the founder of the Eurasier breed who lived in Weinheim an der Bergstrasse in Germany, searched to find a successor to his big, black Spitz-type dog which was very intelligent, independent, and wolf-like in his behavior. He decided to adopt a female Wolfspitz named Bella. Although life with this Wolfspitz female was by far easier than that with his independent black dog, Wipfel nevertheless missed the "primitivity" of his first dog. He wished for a dog that would show the adaptability and the social behavior of dog's ancestor, the wolf, a dog that would be a wonderful family dog - and he decided to create a breed with that goal in mind.


The Eurasier is a medium size, well balanced dog that is longer than it is tall. It has a wedge shaped head, tapering muzzle, and string jaw. The dark eyes are slightly slanted and it has medium size, triangular prick ears that are rounded at the tips. The thick bushy tail is carried over the back. There is a double coat with a thick undercoat and medium length, lose guard hair. The hair is short on the muzzle, face, ears and front of legs, but feathered on the back of the legs. It can be any color except white or liver.


The Eurasier is a calm, self confident dog. It is loyal and devoted to its family but wary with strangers. It makes an excellent watchdog as it is watchful and alert. It does not like to be left alone.


This dog is used as a companion, watch dog, guard dog, and farm dog.

Health Concerns

eye disease, hip dysplasia, luxating patellas, temperament.

Additional Information

This dog requires an experienced and firm owner in a rural or suburban environment. This dog requires consistent grooming to keep the undercoat in check. Expect heavy shedding at least twice a year when the dog "blows coat" for the spring and fall season change. Professional grooming can greatly reduce the amount of shedding in your home.

Show Sources & Contributors +


The Howell Book Of Dogs

Publisher: Wiley Publishing Inc, 2007

Website: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/

Author: Liz Palika

Dog Bible

Publisher: BowTie Press, 2005

Website: http://www.bowtiepress.com/bowtie/

Authors: Kristin Meuh-Roe, Jarelle S. Stein

The New Encyclopedia of the Dog

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishing, 2000

Website: http://www.dk.com

Author: Bruce Fogle

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