Recognized by the Federation Cynologique Internationale in 1973, this spitz breed was developed in the 1960s by Prof. Julius Wipfel in Germany by combining Chow Chow, Wolfspitz (Keeshonden) and Samoyed. The Eurasier is robust enough to live outdoors but much prefers to be an indoor companion. Excellent with children, the breed develops close family bonds; its demeanor toward strangers is reserved, making it an excellent watchdog. The soft, luxurious, medium length coat requires brushing every other day, especially during seasonal shedding. Colors range from blond to sable, red, gray and black. Solid white or large white patches are unacceptable. Interestingly, the breed can have a blue-black tongue. Males weigh up to 70 pounds and measure up to 23.5 inches in height, with females being proportionally smaller. The breed is clean, quiet, quick to learn and eager to please. A daily walk meets its exercise requirements. Use a light hand in training, and the sensitive Eurasier will respect your authority.
All About Northern Breed Dogs
Active and independent, these dog breeds, such as the Chow Chow, Akita, Husky, Malamute and Keeshond, need dog-experienced owners , training and fenced yards. Northern breeds, also known as spitz dogs, are defined by their geographical background. They were all born of the north, suited to the harsh, cold climate…
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Rare Dog Breeds
This eclectic group of ancient dog breeds is anything but ordinary. To describe the dog breeds in this group as “rare” is entirely relative. Many of them are hugely popular in their native countries. The powerful Fila Brasileiro is used throughout Brazil as a police dog and a hunter of…
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