All You Need to Know about Eurasier Dog breed


This is a fairly new breed; it was originated in Germany in the 1950s. Julius Wipfel the founder of the breed, Julius Wipfel, with a small group of dog breeders, originally set out to create a breed that combined the best attributes of Keeshond and Chow Chow. The first cross of these two breeds was called the Wolf-Chow. It took about 12 years after this breed was crossed with Samoyed to create what is presently known as the Eurasier breed. This breed was recognized by the FCI in 1973, though it took more than 20 years before another dog breeding club accepted it. The Canadian Kennel Club accepted it in 1995 and was accepted into the AKC Foundation Stock Service in 2008 and recognized by the Kennel Club in 2013,

Temperament

The Eurasier is a peaceful and very balanced dog that is also very observant and attentive. They are fairly aloof towards strangers, but they are not hostile. This breed forms strong attachments to their families and is also very affectionate toward children. For all of these qualities to fully develop, the Eurasier will need regular close contact with their families. This breed is very sensitive toward cruel words or discipline and will do best with training that is positive. The Eurasier is not the ideal working dog, and should also not be restricted to a garden, crate or kennel. This would cause them to sulk and become miserable. These dogs enjoy all kinds of activities and are usually peaceful and calm when indoors. When they are outside, they will love all the action and attention.

Grooming

The Eurasian does not require a whole lot of grooming. The woolly first coat of this breed might become loose if they are groomed excessively. It is suggested that the Eurasier is combed with a comb that has a double row of metal teeth. By doing this, all dead and loose hairs will be removed.

Training

Seeing that the Eurasier is a very sensitive dog, it is vital that their training sessions are conducted in a positive manner. It is important for the family to be involved in the training of these dogs seeing that they are not working dogs. The Eurasier should receive training that is consistent, and it is advised for owners to first understand this breed before they engage in training sessions with them. Training sessions should be varied; otherwise, this breed will become bored very quickly.

Health problems

In general, the Eurasier is a very healthy breed due to the efforts of the original German Eurasier Clubs. Seeing that this breed is becoming more known and loved in many different countries, it is imperative that the appropriate health checks are done. Some of the health problems that should be tested include hip dysplasia, entropion, and distichiasis. Patella luxation can be checked for by your local vet.

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