General Information

Dog NameEurasier
Other NamesWolf-Chow
Scientific NameCanis lupus familiaris
Breed TypeCrossbred
GroupSpitz Dog, Non-Sporting
Breed ForCompanion Dog
Country of OriginGermany

Physical And Size

Min Life Span12
Max Life Span16
Min Ideal Weight for male22
Max Ideal Weight for male21
Min Ideal Weight for female18
Max Ideal Weight for male21


Intelligent Rank
Affection Level
Social Needs
Watchdog Ability


TemperamentCalm, Friendly, Confident
Prey DriveNo
Fighting DogNo


Stranger FriendlyLow
Child FriendlyMedium
Cat FriendlyMedium
Dog FriendlyHigh
Office FriendlyLow
Apartment FriendlyMedium
Senior Citizens FriendlyMedium
Service DogMedium
Search and Rescue DogMedium
Biting PotentialMedium
Country of OriginGermany
Nicknames and Other NamesEurasian Dog
Scientific NameCanis lupus familiaris
Breed TypeCrossbreed
GroupSpitz Dogs, Non-sporting Group
Working Group
Bred ForCompanion Dog
Life Span12-16 years
Ideal WeightMale: 51-71 pounds
Female: 40-47 pounds
Ideal HeightMale: 20-24 inches
Female: 19-22 inches
Fur TypeDouble coat, medium length,
Common ColorsSable, Fawn, Black, Wolfgray, Red
MarkingsBlack markings
AvailabilityModerately available
Suitable for ApartmentsYes
Used in World WarNo
Most Similar ToIceIcekandic Sheepdog

The Eurasier is a new loyal dog breed which is quite similar to the Spitz breed and originated in Germany in 1960s to fulfill the need for an adaptable and intelligent dog. It is also called the “Wolf-Chow”.

The Eurasier dog is a result of the crosses between the Spitz, the Chow Chow, and the Samoyed breed. This breed is well known to be a wonderful and a gentle family companion.

Origin and History

According to AKC, a resident of Germany, Julius Wipfel wanted to find a successor to his black Spitz-type dog which was a very intelligent and independent dog. He was keen to have a dog that would the adaptability and social behavior of a wonderful family pet.

So, Julius Wipfel and other dog passionate personals started their long journey of trying to produce a family-oriented breed. The first cross of Julius’s dog was with a Chow Chow which resulted in a breed named “Wolf-Chow”.

In 1972, the Wolf-Chow was then crossed with a Samoyed to finally introduce an offspring which was named “Eurasier” after the breed’s European and Asian background.

After a year, in 1973, the German Kennel Club and the Federation Cynologique International studied the recently formed breed which was re-written in 1994.

Are they Child-friendly?

Yes, the Eurasier is a very child-friendly that was originally bred to fulfill the need for an adaptable and friendly dog. They are playful and calm dogs that get along with kids very fast.

An Eurasier puppy with a small girl. Image Source: Instagram@birgitte_keseler_beauty

The Eurasier dogs form a very close bond with the one they love. If they form a bond with your kids, they’ll make the best of friends and will be very protective of them. However, early socialization is important.

Behavior, Temperament & Personality

The Eurasier is a friendly breed that wants nothing than to be close with its loved ones. They have watchful and calm behavior while playing with kids and other small dogs.

Eurasier dogs are calm and even-tempered as well as alert and watchful. However, they are reserved and protective against strangers but are less likely to be aggressive.

Talking about the personality, the Eurasier is eager to please his people and a quick learner that can learn things quickly. It is shy but not aggressive with new people. It gets attached to the people whose rear thim.


Intelligence is something that the Eurasier breed is very much gifted with. And with great intelligence, the dogs are easy to train as they can read their owner and understand what they are trying to teach them.

An Eurasier dog being trained.

You’ll have to make sure that the Eurasier’s agility and endurance should be well spent on training. When they act stubborn, a lit bit of scolding is sufficient as they are very sensitive.

Facts about the Eurasier breed

Here are some facts about the Eurasier breed that you might want to know:

  • Eurasier originated in Germany in late 1600s.
  • They are devoted to their family.
  • He is not aggressive nor shy at all.
  • They are good with kids and other dogs/cats.
  • They are medium-sized with a thick medium-long coat.
  • They are confident, calm and well-balanced.
An Eurasier dog standing. Image Source: edelweisseuraisers

Health Issues seen in the Eurasier

General HealthHealthy
Common Health IssuesHip Dysplasia, Elbow Dysplasia, Bloat,
Obesity, Cataracts, Diabetes, Cancer
Vaccination RequiredCanine Coronavirus, Rabies, Canine Distemper,
Canine Parvovirus, Canine Parainfluenza,
Leptospirosis, Kennel Cough
SheddingModerate Shedding
DroolingAverage Drooler
GroomingAverage Grooming Required
Weight Gain PotentialAverage to High
Separation AnxietyModerate Chance
Diets and SupplementsProtein: 30%
Fat: 12%
Omega-3 and 6 Fatty Acids

The average lifespan of an Eurasier is 12-14 years with some health issues. Some of them are as follows:

Hip Dysplasia

Hip Dysplasia is a hereditary disease caused by the malformation in the hip joint of the dog. The dogs are likely to suffer from this disease as they get this disease from their ancestors.

Elbow Dysplasia

Elbow Dyslasia is a condition where there is multiple developmental abnormalities of the elbow-joint in the dog.

An Eurasier dog suffering from Hip Dysplasia.


Distichiasis is defined as the rare disorder of the eye with abnormal growth of the eye lashes from the orifices.

Color patterns

The Eurasier dogs are found in six different colors. They are as follows:

  • Black
  • Fawn
  • Black & Tan
  • Wolf-Sable
  • Red
  • Black & Silver


An adult male Eurasier dog has a height of 52–60 cm whereas a female Eurasier is 48–56 cm tall. Also, an adult Eurasier male dog weighs 23–32 kg and a female Eurasier weighs 18–26 kg.


A mother Eurasier dog gives birth to 4-8 puppies at a time. If you are willing to buy a Eurasier, a healthy Eurasier will cost you an amount between $800 to $1000 USD depending on the breed’s quality.
An Eurasier puppy getting excited for food.

Which dogs are they similar to?

These are the dog breeds that are similar to the Eurasier breed:

  • Samoyed
  • Chow Chow
  • Finnish Spitz
  • Japanese Spitz
  • German Spitz

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