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Eurasier – Dog Breeds

Group: Non-Sporting

Weight: Males 50-70 pounds, Females 40-60 pounds

Height: Males 20-24 inches, Females 16-18 inches

Overview

During the 1950’s a family with the name of Wipfel started to embark on the creation of a model family companion dog. Julius Wipfel, known as the ‘father of the Eurasier’ had many partners and devotees who all worked very hard to make this dream become a reality. In 1960, Julius Wipfel evidently defined his goals when he created this new breed. The original goal was to create a medium-sized Spitz family dog. This dog should’ve commanded respect. But also be calm and well-balanced. These dogs should’ve also been good looking with coats that had beautiful different color coats. At first the new breed was named ‘Wolf-Chow’, but in 1972 after some discussions with leading Wolf-Chow enthusiasts, Julius Wipfel chose to include the Samoyed. Almost immediately after this the breed was documented by the German Kennel Club and renamed as the Eurasier.

Temperament

The Eurasier is a peaceful and very balanced dog that is also very observant and attentive. They are fairly aloof towards strangers, but they are not hostile. This breed forms strong attachments to their families and are also very affectionate toward children. For all of these qualities to fully develop, the Eurasier will need regular close contact with their families. This breed is very sensitive toward cruel words or discipline, and will do best with training that is positive. The Eurasier is not the ideal working dog, and should also not be restricted to a garden, crate or kennel. This would cause them to sulk and become miserable. These dogs enjoy all kinds of activities, and are usually peaceful and calm when indoors. When they are outside, they will love all the action and attention.

Care

The Eurasian does not require a whole lot of grooming. The woolly first coat of this breed might become loose if they are groomed excessively. It is suggested that the Eurasier is combed with a comb that has a double row of metal teeth. By doing this, all dead and loose hairs will be removed.

Training

Seeing that the Eurasier is a very sensitive dog, it is vital that their training sessions are conducted in a positive manner. It is important for the family to be involved in the training of these dogs seeing that they are not working dogs. The Eurasier should receive training that is consistent, and it is advised for owners to first understand this breed before they engage in training sessions with them. Training sessions should be varied; otherwise this breed will become bored very quickly.

Health problems

In general, the Eurasier is a very healthy breed due to the efforts of the original German Eurasier Clubs. Seeing that this breed is becoming more known and loved in many different countries, it is imperative that the appropriate health checks are done. Some of the health problems that should be tested for include hip dysplasia, entropion and distichiasis. Patella luxation can be checked for by your local vet.



Source by John M Williams

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