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Group: Non Sporting (Group 7)
Club: Non Sporting Dog Club of Victoria Inc (Group 7)
Contact: Mrs Paula Semmel
Phone: 9387 6918

Brief History

Originated in Germany in 1960, when the founder, together with a group of enthusiasts created a breed with the best qualities of the Chow Chow and the Wolfspitz. The initial combination of the breeds resulted in what was first called "Wolf-Chow" and twelve years later, after combining with a Samoyed, was renamed "Eurasier" (Eurasian) and recognized in 1973.

Average Life Span

When considering a dog, please realise that you are taking it on for its lifetime. The average life span is 12 to 14 years.  


Self-assured, calm, even tempered with high resistance to provocation. Watchful and alert without being noisy. Very strongly developed link to his family. Reserved towards strangers without being aggressive. No hunting instinct. The Eurasier needs constant, close domestic contact with his family.

General Breed Description

Balanced, well constructed, medium sized dog of Spitz type with prick ears and coat in varied colours. Length of coat should be such as to still reveal the body proportions. Medium bone. All colours and colour combinations are permitted with the exception of pure white, white patches or liver colour.

Coat and Care requirements

All over the body is a thick undercoat and medium length, loosely lying, guard hairs. Short coat on muzzle, face, ears and front of legs. The tail, back of front legs, (feathering) and hind legs (breeches) are covered with long hair. The coat on neck is only slightly longer than on body, not forming a mane. This type of coat requires regular weekly thorough brushing and combing.


Height:  Males 52 to 60cms (20.5 to 23.5ins), Females 48 to 56cms (19 to 22ins).   

Weight: Males 23 to 32kgs (50 to 70lbs), Females 18 to 26kgs (40 to 57lbs).


All breeds have individual health issues. When speaking to breeders it is recommended you enquire about the breed’s health and what health testing the breeder does. The Eurasier is generally a healthy breed, however health conditions do occur occasionally. Hip Dysplasia is one of the only major health issues.


A well-suited family dog that loves close contact.

In Conclusion

Now you know a little more about this breed. If you have decided this is the dog for you and wish to investigate further, please contact the Breed Club or Dogs Victoria. They will be able to give you information about available puppies and also suggest dog events where you can see the breed and speak to breeders. In this way you will gain a better perspective of the breed and its needs. With any breed of dog, it is important to research and determine suitability for your lifestyle before committing to a puppy which will be a part of your family for many years to come.

Whilst many breeds are recommended for families, it is imperative that when children are with dogs they are supervised at all times. Basic obedience training is a vital part of dog ownership.

Dogs Victoria is about the responsible ownership of all dogs and in particular the preservation of pure breeds.

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