Eurasier

FSS Group

Two Eurasier dogs sitting in front of white background

Height at Shoulders

19-24 in

Weight

40-70 lbs

Life Expectancy

12-16 yrs

History

The Eurasier is a relatively new breed, originating in 1972 in Germany. The Euasier's creator, Julius Wipfel, wanted to create a family-oriented breed with the social behavior of a wolf. In 1960, he crossed Chow Chows with Wolfspitz's to create a "Wolf-Chow". In 1972, the first Eurasier was born when he crossed his "Wolf-Chows" with Samoyeds. Today, there are many cases of unethical breeders crossing Keeshonds with Chow Chows and trying to pass them off as Eurasiers.

Breed Characteristics

While not all Eurasiers will display the exact characteristics typical of the breed, most share a personality and temperament can be generalized by the characteristic rankings below. 

Intelligence

Affection Towards Family

Friendliness Towards Strangers

Friendliness Towards Other Dogs

Exercise Needs

★★★☆☆

★★★☆☆

★☆☆☆☆

★★★★★

★★★☆☆

Energy Level

Sensitivity

Noise Level

Prey Drive

Shedding

★☆☆☆

★★★★☆

★☆

★☆☆

★☆

Intelligence

★★★


Affection Towards Family

★★★


Friendliness Towards Strangers


Friendliness Towards Other Dogs

★★★★★


Exercise Needs

★★★


Energy Level

★☆☆☆


Sensitivity

★★★★☆


Noise Level

★☆


Prey Drive

★☆☆


Shedding

★☆

Common Traits

Calm, tolerant, and good-natured

Devoted and protective of family and thrive on companionship

Happiest with a family where someone is home during the day

Generally reserved towards strangers, but not timid or aggressive- they'll warm up to people but on their own time

Tend to be sensitive and don't respond well to harsh training or scolding