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Eurasier

As published in Canadian Dogs Annual
Eurasier
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Appearance
19-24" (48-60 cm) 39-71 lb (18-32 kg) Medium-length, harsh loosely-lying outercoat. Thick undercoat. All colours and colour combinations except pure white, white patches or liver.
Ch. Naku’s The Great Gazoo. “Gazoo” was a Best Baby Puppy In Show winner and finished his championship as an adult with a group placement. Photo credit: Nancy Horn, Evevendeavor Eurasiers. Bred/Owned by Paul & Margaret Knight, Naku Reg’d.
History

History

The Eurasier is a recent breed whose development is credited to Julius Wipfel of Germany. He crossed the Wolfspitz (Keeshond) with the Chow Chow, known for his calm, affectionate and independent yet loyal nature, and called the resulting dogs Wolf-Chows. Some breeders chose to select more for type, neglecting temperament. When these lines were culled from the breed, the remaining dogs became too inbred. To correct this, Wipfel crossed his dogs to Samoyeds because of their friendly temperament and natural vigor. The Zuchmeinschaft fur Erasier was founded in 1973; the name was changed to Eurasier, reflecting the combination of European and Asian breeds. The Eurasier was recognized by the CKC in 1995, but remains unrecognized in the United States.

Personality

The primary goal of Wipfel’s breeding program was to produce a Spitz with a consistently excellent temperament. The resulting even-tempered, friendly, intelligent and calm-natured Eurasier is a supreme family dog. He is neither timid nor aggressive, though he can be aloof with strangers. At home he is deeply attached to his family, and hates to be left alone. Because he was always intended as a companion, the Eurasier does not need a lot of exercise, though regular walks are a necessity to keep him healthy and fit.

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Eurasier Breeders

Naku Reg’d
Ontario

Naku Reg’d, Paul & Margaret Knight. North America’s breed founders of purebred registered Eurasiers. Blending French and German lines. Wonderful family dog. Healthy, outgoing, home-raised puppies. Generations of genetic clearances. Written guarantee. Members in good standing of the Eurasier Club of Canada. Club recommended breeder. RR 1, York (Hamilton), ON N0A 1R0. (905) 772-3415; naku@eurasiers.ca; www.nakueurasiers.com

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