cut 52 to 60 cm for the male and 48 to 56 cm for the female
weight 25 to 30 kg for the male and 20 to 26 kg for the female
dress from red to sand or light yellow, grey-black and black with lighter traces
eyes dark, not too sunken, slightly almond-shaped
tail hanging down when the dog is at rest but carried curled up on the back when in action
Other name(s) Eurasian, Wolf-Chow, Eurasian Health The Eurasier is very robust, hardy and lives quite a long time. Average life expectancy: about 12 years Living conditions It was born to live with humans but it likes wide open spaces and the feeling of freedom. The ideal is to install it in the garden and give it the opportunity to enter the house whenever it wants. Remarks and advice It is practically unknown in France and yet it is the ideal dog for those who like the physical aspect of the Chow-Chow but who would like a dog with a more expansive character.
This breed was born thanks to the initiative of the famous ethologist Konrad Lorenz, who tried to restore a very ancient dog, the Laika of Nenets, long extinct. This ancient Russian dog was the result of a cross between a Wolfspitz (German Spitz) and a Chow-Chow and he lived in the wild. It is this same cross that allowed K. Lorenz to create, or better to recreate, the Eurasier, guiding the work of breeder Julius Wipfel. The selection was made in the fifties. In 1973, the Eurasier was recognized by the FCI and spread to Germany, Austria, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland and Spain. Unfortunately, its distribution has always been very limited and this beautiful dog has never achieved great success, perhaps because it resembles the Chow-Chow which is much better known and more appreciated.
He is very cheerful when he is young and remains so as an adult, while showing a certain reserve. Despite this, he is very sociable with people and animals. Like all Spitz, he is quite independent but not as much as the Chow-Chow. It is true that Konrad Lorenz wanted to create a less "austere" and more sociable Chow-Chow. Although he is a companion dog, he has good guarding skills: he only barks when necessary because we have never seen a wolf bark to pass the time and the Eurasier has a lot of the wolf (in “soft” version) in him.