The Eurasier is a spitz breed and was created by Julius Wipfel in Germany around 1950 in an effort to create the perfect family companion dog. When the original cross between the Chow Chow and Keeshond (German Wolfspitz) was made he was known as the Wolf-Chow and twelve years later the when the Samoyed was introduced he became the Eurasier. The breed obtained FCI registration in 1973 and The UK Kennel Club accepted it onto the Utility Import register in 2003, with an official UK Breed Standard agreed in 2006.
The Eurasier is a medium-sized, good-natured, friendly, calm and stable dog. He is a companion dog who forms a strong bond with his family and is very good with children. Eurasiers can be easy to train, but only with gentle and consistent training techniques and they must have good early socialisation. Though he may be reserved with strangers, he will never attack. He is a vigilant guard dog.
The Eurasier enjoys all kinds of activities, especially if the activities involve their family. Eurasiers are calm and quiet indoors whereas outdoors they are lively and enjoy action. They should never be restricted to a yard or kennel as they do poorly in a kennel environment.
The Eurasier has a double-coat consisting of a harsh outer coat and a soft under coat. They require regular grooming as their coat tends to knot around the ears and hind legs. The coat will also shed at least once a year.
Eurasiers are generally a healthy breed, though a small gene pool in the breed's early years has led to some hereditary diseases being seen occasionally. Known issues include hip dysplasia and luxating patella. Prior to breeding all stock should also be checked for elbow dysplasia, hypothyroidism, and eyelid and lash disorders such as such as distichiae, entropian and ectropian.