Eurasier (breed of dog)
|FCI Standard No. 291|
Male: 52–60 cm.
Male: 23–32 kg.
|List of domestic dogs|
Origin and history
The Eurasier dog breed began to emerge in 1960 in Weinheim , when Julius Wipfel, the breed's founder , together with Charlotte Baldamus and a small group of enthusiasts, set themselves the goal of breeding a new breed of dog as sled dogs that should also be suitable as family dogs . Wipfel was inspired by reports from Konrad Lorenz , who had carried out studies on a Chow-German Shepherd mix. Konrad Lorenz and Ruth Gruhn from the Institute for Pet Genetics at the University of Göttingen helped with the breeding.
The targeted intersection of Wolfspitz -Hündinnen and Chow - dogs first emerged Wolf-Chows , later in the twelve years of Samoyed was crossed. The breed was recognized as a Eurasier by the VDH and the FCI in 1973 .
The Eurasier is a medium-sized (up to 60 cm at 32 kg), pointed family dog with a medium-heavy build. The following colors are used: wolf gray, wolf colored, fawn, red, black or black with markings, with the exception of pure white, white spotted and liver colored. The fur of the Eurasier is made up of a dense undercoat and long guard hair. Short-haired Eurasiers are extremely rare. A Eurasier has a blue, more or less blue spotted or flesh-colored tongue.
The Eurasier is a self-confident, alert, calm and balanced family dog that combines the characteristics of the original breeds. He is attentive (Wolfsspitz) without barking. He shows restraint (chow-chow) towards strangers, but without being fearful or aggressive. He has a high stimulus threshold. He is a friendly companion (Samoyed) for his family, with whom he needs constant contact. To fully develop these characteristics, the Eurasier, like every dog , needs a competent, loving and consistent training.
In Germany, Austria and Switzerland there are some breeding associations that belong to the FCI through their respective umbrella organizations:
There are three Eurasier clubs in the VDH : the Eurasier Klub Sitz Weinheim (EKW); the Zuchtgemeinschaft für Eurasier (ZG) and the Cynological Zuchtgemeinschaft Eurasier (KZG). In the ÖKV , the Eurasier is bred in the Eurasier Club Austria (ECA) and in the SKG in the Swiss Eurasier Club.
- Julius Wipfel: Eurasier. Origin, development, present. 3. Edition. Vorbeck, Glattbach 2003, ISBN 3-9807117-3-0 .
- Annelie Feder: Eurasier Today. 2nd Edition. Kynos Verlag , Mürlenbach / Eifel 2004, ISBN 3-929545-77-2 .
- Joachim Hoffmann: The Eurasier. Everything about origin, standard, purchase, characteristics, keeping, care, upbringing, exhibition and breeding d. Eurasiers. Franckh, Stuttgart 1987, ISBN 3-440-05802-6 .
- Annelie Feder: Eurasier - Yesterday and Today , latest edition 2017, can be obtained directly from the author
- Breed standard No. 291 of the FCI: Eurasier (PDF)
- Alfred Müller Origin and History of the Eurasier. (October 2003) on the website of the Zuchtgemeinschaft für Eurasier
- The three German Eurasier clubs in the VDH: KZG, EKW and ZG
- Swiss Eurasier Club
- Eurasier Club Austria