Gus the Eurasier at 3 years old— "He is the best dog; only barks when someone comes to the door. He follows me around and is truly a companion dog."
An excellent companion dog, the Eurasier is calm, quiet, even tempered and friendly. Watchful and alert. Affectionate and loyal toward its family, yet reserved and shy with strangers, without being timid or aggressive. Socialize well when young with other dogs and people. This breed forms a strong bond with its family. It is intelligent and quick to learn. Consistent training should start early. Responds well to training, however one must understand the breed in order to train it successfully. This breed does not respond well to ruthless discipline, you must use soft reprimand; firm, but not harsh. Proper human to canine communication is a must. They can get bored if the training becomes repetitive. If they sense the owners are meek or passive they may become stubborn. Many Eurasiers excel at agility. Playful, a stable-minded Eurasier will get along well with children who have good pack leader skills. They are not guard dogs, but make good watchdogs, barking at things that are unfamiliar to them. This breed rarely barks without good reason; however, as with any breed, some are more vocal than others and you need to communicate to them when enough is enough. Do not allow them to bark at you when they want something as that is a dog a displaying dominant behavior. Usually does well with other dogs.
Height: Males 20 - 24 inches (52 - 60 cm)
Weight: Males 50 - 70 pounds (23 - 32 kg)
Height: Females 16 - 18 inches (48 - 56 cm)
Weight: Females 40 - 60 pounds (18 - 26 kg)
Does not do well in an outside kennel, chained up or confined to one room. They do best when they are part of the family. If they are left isolated and/or left alone for long periods of time they can become depressed. Calm and quiet indoors, active and playful outdoors, they enjoy some good action.
A good amount of exercise is a must. This breed needs daily long walks, where the dog is made to heel beside or behind the human holding the lead, as instinct tells a dog the leader leads the way, and that leader needs to be the human. They should have a safe enclosed area to run free.
11 - 13 years
About 4 - 8 puppies
Grooming is not as troublesome as you might expect, but daily brushing of the long coat with a stiff bristle brush is important. Brush with the grain first, then lift the hair with a comb, against the grain, and lay it back in place. Bathe or dry shampoo only when necessary. The dense undercoat is shed heavily twice a year in spring and fall.
A pack of Eurasiers—Photo courtesy of Kennel Mabuh
Ares the black Eurasier at 1 year old
Ares the black Eurasier at 10 months old
Ares the black Eurasier at 8 months old
Ares the black Eurasier as a puppy at 1½ months old
"Sami, a two-year-old female Eurasian Spitz from Chile. Her coat has been cut, because it is too hot in summer to leave her longhaired."