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- 40 - 70 pounds
The Eurasier is a spitz-type breed but is relatively calm and cool tempered compared to its relatives (like the Husky). They are relaxed towards strangers, and can be reserved, but are ultimately friendly towards both people and other dogs. Just like the husky, they have a wide variation in different coat colors.
Although they are calm, they do not do well alone for extended periods of time. They are sensitive, and need human companionship, and to feel their pack.
Oftentimes Eurasiers have the famous purple tongue, which makes it look like they just had a giant lollipop.
- Bred For
- FCI Breed Standard
- Family Considerations
- Overall Ease of Breed
- Home and Environment Considerations
- Physical Characteristics
Is the Eurasier good with children?
Yes! The Eurasier is naturally friendly with children. As always, socialization is always important, but the Eurasier is an excellent dog for anyone with small children.
Is the Eurasier friendly with strangers?
The Eurasier is about average in how friendly they are with strangers. They can be timid or protective, but with proper training and socialization can be fine for any household.
Is the Eurasier friendly with other dogs?
Yes, the Eurasier is very friendly with other dogs. We still recommend early socialization while the Eurasier is a puppy to introduce them to various new dogs, but in general they are friendly with dogs as soon as they meet them.
Likes to Cuddle
Does the Eurasier like to cuddle?
The Eurasier likes to cuddle up every once in a while. They appreciate physical affection, but probably won't stay in your lap for extended amounts of time.
Does the Eurasier like to play?
The Eurasier will almost always be ready for play! The Eurasier is great for a family with children, or otherwise, an environment that is always ready for play.
Service Dog Ability
Does the Eurasier make a good service dog?
The Eurasier is not typically used as a service dog. There are always exceptions to the rule, but a service dog has to have many natural traits in addition to the proper training- smart, patient, and obsessed with pleasing their owner.
Ease for Novice
Is the Eurasier good for first-time owners?
The Eurasier is not the easiest breed for first-time owners, but can certainly still work out if the owner is willing to put the time into training and exercise.
How well can the Eurasier be trained?
The Eurasier is about average when it comes to training potential. The Eurasier can be seen in competitions and can have advanced training, but it would require much dedication and oftentimes professional training.
Amount of Shedding
Does the Eurasier shed a lot?
The Eurasier sheds a lot! They may still shed less than a few other breeds, but be prepared for dog hair throughout the home and on your clothes.
Ease of Grooming
Is the Eurasier easy to groom?
The Eurasier requires an average amount of grooming. Taking your Eurasier to the pet salon will make your life easier, but its possible to groom a Eurasier on your own as well.
Does the Eurasier need a lot of exercise?
The Eurasier has a lot of energy and getting daily exercise is very important, both for their well-being and for their focus, which is important when you train them.
How smart is the Eurasier?
The Eurasier is very smart. Above-average intelligence means they can pick up on cues and signals quickly when it comes to training. But it also means that they need to be challenged mentally, in addition to their standard exercise needs.
Amount of Barking
How much does the Eurasier bark? Does the Eurasier bark too much?
The Eurasier occasionally barks, but only for specific reasons such as when they need something, for protection, etc.
Guard Dog Ability
Is the Eurasier a good guard dog?
The Eurasier would not make a good guard dog. They can be alert, but typically do not have the desire or instinct to take on "guarding" as their job.
Tolerates Being Alone
Is the Eurasier good at staying alone? Is the Eurasier independent?
The Eurasier considers their owner part of the "pack" and hates being left behind. This can be a good thing for someone looking for an emotional support dog who is loyal and always by their side, but bad if the dog will need to be left at home alone for extended periods.
Good for Apartment Living
Is the Eurasier a good apartment dog?
The Eurasier is not a good dog for apartment living for several reasons. It is still possible to make it work if the owner is dedicated to plenty of training and daily exercise, but it may be challenging.
How big is the Eurasier?
The Eurasier is a medium sized dog breed. They can range in size depending on genetics, and males are larger on average than females.
How much does the Eurasier tolerate hot weather? When is it too hot for a Eurasier?
The Eurasier can tolerate some heat, but should not be over-exposed to hot weather. In general, they can live in hot weather climates, but would do best with air conditioning or at least a fan in their home, especially where they sleep.
How much does the Eurasier tolerate cold weather? When is it too cold for a Eurasier?
The Eurasier does very well in cold weather, and loves the snow. They were built for it!
Potential to Run Away
Does the Eurasier try to run away?
It is natural for the Eurasier to run away. They are easily distracted and excited, so the urge to run away should be expected and prepared for- a fenced yard is important.
Is the Eurasier a healthy dog? The health of a Eurasier should be measured not just by how many years they live, but also by how many health issues they've had. It is important to know which health conditions your breed is prone to- hip problems, eye problems, bloating, and arthritis are all common dog health problems.
The Eurasier is one of the healthiest breeds. Exercise and a high-quality diet are still high priorities, but overall the Eurasier has excellent health.
How energetic is the Eurasier?
The Eurasier has a lot of energy and this needs to be considered before bringing the Eurasier into your home. Can you give your Eurasier enough exercise? They will need several small daily walks, or a large dog park trip to get all of the energy out.
Amount of Drooling
How much does the Eurasier drool?
The Eurasier drools very little, typically to where it's never a concern.
Does the Eurasier have a large prey drive? Does the Eurasier like to chase birds, cats, and other small animals?
The Eurasier has a high prey drive and has a natural tendency to chase after any small animal. Every case is unique, but the Eurasier may not be the best dog for living with other cats or small animals.
Is the Eurasier atheltic?
The Eurasier is very athletic and would be well suited for a family that frequently works out or goes on adventures.
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The Eurasier is a purebred dog that belongs to the Spitz sub group, which falls under the larger Non-Sporting dog breed group.
Non-Sporting group: The Non-Sporting group of dogs is probably the most diverse in the sense that it has a variety of dogs, and they were not all bred for one specific purpose. Each breed in the non-sporting group is unique! They have been primarily bred as house pets, and because of that make excellent additions to the family. Exercise is still important for them, but the typical non-sporting dog does not have the energy of of a sporting or working group dog.
Spitz sub-group: Spitz breeds are some of the dog world's most ancient dogs. They have a distinct wolf-like appearance with pointy ears, and a heavy double coat, and a big bushy tail that curls over the back. The majority of them are perfect for cold climates, as they originate from the Nordics, Russia, and Canada. There are many spitz type of breeds, and sometimes it is debated which dogs are "true spitz" breeds. Spitz dogs love the outdoors and love adventure.
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