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Information and Pictures

Gus the longhaired tan, cream and black Eurasier is laying on a hardwood floor in front of a tan brick wall

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."

Other Names
  • Eurasian
  • Eurasian Spitz
  • Eurasian 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, Weight

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)

Health Problems


Living Conditions

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.

Life Expectancy

11 - 13 years

Litter Size

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.


Developed in Germany in the 1960s by Julius Wipfel. Julius used the Keeshond (Wolfspitz) the Chow-Chow and added in some Samoyed to add fresh blood to the breeding program.



  • ACA = American Canine Association Inc.
  • AKC = American Kennel Club
  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
  • ANKC = Australian National Kennel Club
  • FCI = Fédération Cynologique Internationale
  • NAPR = North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
A pack of Eurasiers are sitting outside all lined up in a row in teh grass. They vary in color from cream to brown to gray and black.

A pack of Eurasiers—Photo courtesy of Kennel Mabuh

Ares the black Eurasier is laying in front of a coffee table and there is a grey couch behind him

Ares the black Eurasier at 1 year old

Close Up  side view head shot - Ares the black Eurasier is sitting on a gray tiled surface

Ares the black Eurasier at 10 months old

Ares the black Eurasier is standing on a grass field and looking to the left. Its mouth is open a little and his tail is curled over his back.

Ares the black Eurasier at 8 months old

Ares the black Eurasier puppy is standing on a table and there is a green backdrop behind it. He looks like a teddy bear.

Ares the black Eurasier as a puppy at 1½ months old

Sami the gray and white Eurasian Spitz is standing outside. There is are hanging leaves behind it. His mouth is open, tongue is out and eyes are closed. It looks like he is smiling Sami the gray and white Eurasian Spitz is standing outside under a tree. She looks like a wolf.

"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."