The Eurasian, or Eurasier as he is known in his native Germany, was developed in 1960s by Julius Wipfel, a German dog enthusiast, in an attempt to recreate the ancient German Wolfspitz. The Eurasian is an ideal family dog with calm, even temperament and natural guard instinct. Reserved with strangers and very loyal to his family, he is never aggressive. For the full development of these qualities, the Eurasian needs constant close domestic contact with his family and understanding, yet consistent training. This breed has no hunting instinct.
Avoid regular grooming of your Eurasian as this might loosen too much of the woolly undercoat. When the dog is shedding, a comb with a double row of metal teeth should be used to remove dead and loose undercoat. Eurasians are not known to be noisy barkers. The breed gets on well with children. Known health problem in this breed include hip dysplasia, and entropion.
Eurasians stand 19 to 23.5 inches at the shoulder. The coat consists of a thick undercoat and a medium long, loosely lying, guard hair. It is short on muzzle, ears and front of legs. The tail, back of front legs (feathers) and hind legs (breeches) are covered with long hair. The hair on the neck is only slightly longer than on the rest of the body. All colors and color combinations are permitted with the exception of pure white, white patches or liver. (Adapted from FCI-Standard # 291; Photo courtesy of Black Forest Eurasiers)