Eurasier

The Eurasier is a medium sized spitz type dog that originates from Germany. It is a fairly new breed, and is believed to have been created from the Russian Laika. The Eurasier forms part of the utility group.

Eurasier breed group

Utility

Size of the Eurasier

Medium

Colour varieties of the Eurasier

The Eurasier comes in a variety of colours and markings which include:

  • Black
  • Black & Tan
  • Cream Black Mask
  • Fawn
  • Fawn & Black
  • Grey
  • Red
  • Red & Black
  • Red Black Mask
  • Red Fawn
  • Red Sable
  • Sable

Country of origin

Germany

Time of original development

The Eurasier is a fairly new breed, and was created in Germany in 1960.

Size and weight of the Eurasier

Height bitch 48-56cms

Height dog 52-60cms

Weight (kilos) bitch 18-26kgs

Weight (kilos) dog 23-32kgs

Exercise requirements of the Eurasier

The Eurasier requires around an hour of exercise daily.

Eurasier temperament, socialisation with children, other dogs and other pets

The breed is friendly, loves the company of humans and generally good with other dogs. It is an affectionate dog, with a kind, affable temperament. As always, care should be taken around small children, cats and other small family pets. The Eurasier can be aloof with strangers, and makes a good guard dog around the home.

Is the Eurasier a good dog for a first time dog owner?

Yes, but potential owners should be aware of the grooming requirements of the breed.

Eurasier coat length

The medium length thick double coat stands away from the body, and the tails curls over the back.

Grooming requirements of the Eurasier

High. The plush coat requires daily brushing with a soft slicker brush to prevent the build up of matts and tangles.

Ears should be checked and cleaned regularly for any sign of infection and foreign bodies and parasites such as ticks.

Hypoallergenic?

No. The Eurasier sheds hair steadily throughout the year, making it an unsuitable choice of dog for allergy sufferers.

Health Issues in the Eurasier

The Eurasier is a healthy breed with few hereditary conditions, but owners should consult their breeder about the following known health issues in the breed that include:

  • Entropion - an eye condition where the eyelid turns inwards

As with all pedigree dogs, it is very important to obtain a puppy from a reputable source where you can be guaranteed that it has been bred with a view to avoiding the inherent physical and psychological diseases of the breed.

Average lifespan of the Eurasier

A healthy Eurasier should expect to enjoy a life expectancy of between 12-14 years.

Approximate Eurasier pedigree puppy price

Expect to pay around £700- £1,000 for a puppy, and be aware that available litters of puppies are few and far between. Register your interest with established reputable breeders, so they can notify you when a litter is expected. You may have to travel long distances to find your suitable puppy. Only 90 puppies were registered with the Kennel Club in 2015.

There are generally 4-8 puppies in the average litter.

Estimating how much a Eurasier would need to be fed each day

A bitch weighing 25kgs will require around 330gms of complete dry food daily.

A dog weighing 30kgs will require around 365gms of complete dry food daily.

A bitch weighing 25kgs will cost around £8 per week to feed.

A dog weighing 30kgs will cost around £9 per week to feed.

Our figures are based on feeding an ‘above average quality’ and popular complete dry food bought from a leading supermarket. A good quality feed is suggested for the energetic dogs in the utility group.

Other financial costs to consider when owning any dog breed

Remember to budget for essential pet treatments and procedures that are not covered by pet insurance policies including:

  • Worming and fleas preparations
  • Annual Vaccination boosters
  • Neutering or spaying
  • Microchipping
  • Dental treatment