The Eurasier Dog temperament leads to a calm, confident member of the family bred for companionship alone. He does not tolerate being chained in the yard or left in a kennel. He is a people-pleaser and wants nothing more than to be connected to his family all the time. While he is extremely loyal to his people, he is constrained toward strangers.
Eurasier Dog Temperament
Having been bred as a companion dog, the calm Eurasier is content to be by his family’s side. Although reserved toward strangers, he is rarely aggressive. He does best in a home where there is someone there during the day. Leaving him alone can cause depression, which he may try to relieve by being destructive.
The Eurasier Dog temperament means he enjoys going for walks or car rides with you but is reticent when meeting new people. He’s probably not the best choice for going to the dog park to meet new people, but he’ll generally like playing with the other dogs, as he is not aggressive. The Eurasier Dog has little or no prey drive, although a few individuals have been seen chasing rabbits.
Guard and Friend
Around the house, the intelligent Eurasier temperament lends itself to being a watchful companion who will alert you when someone approaches, but his calm demeanor means he is not prone to noisy barking. He gets along well with other pets and children, particularly if he is raised alongside them.
In a nutshell, the Eurasier Dog temperament is calm, confident, happy and content, so long as some member of his household is in close proximity. He resists all but the most intense provocation and even then he prefers to just leave the vicinity.
History and Development
In the 1960s, Julius Wipfel, a German dog breeder, set out to create a new breed that would be a delightful companion. He wanted the Eurasier Dog temperament to be such that he would make the ideal family pet that would also have the genetic predisposition to guard.
At first, Wipfel crossed German Wolfspitzes (known in some countries as the Keeshond) and Chow Chows. Some people likened the results of the early breeding experiments to the Russian Laika (remember the dog the Russians sent into space?). Later, Wipfel added a single Samoyed to the mix to produce the Eurasier we see today.
Eurasier puppies “breed true,” meaning they pass on their traits to their own progeny, keeping the breed true to type. Now the stud books no longer allow crosses from other breeds.
At first, the breed was called Wolf-Chows until the name was changed to Eurasier in 1973. It was after that time that the Eurasier breed was recognized by national kennel clubs including the AKC (America), the UKC (Great Britain), and the VDH (Germany).
This beautiful, medium-sized dog comes in an almost endless array of colors. The only colors not allowed by the breed standard are liver, all white, or white patches. His thick, medium-length, double coat stands off his body like other members of the Spitz family of dogs.
Their sweet faces can have a dark mask or a reverse mask, which follows the pattern of the dark mask but is instead light. His tongue can be pink, purple, blue-black, or spotted.
The Eurasier has a well-developed, medium-boned body. His coat should not be so long that you can't discern the body proportions which are slightly longer than he is tall at the withers (shoulder).
His happily-wagging ta