Developed in Germany in the 1950's, the Eurasier is said to be a result of crossing the Chow Chow with a Samoyed, but other dogs were used in its creation as well, like the German Wolfspitz and some Russian breeds. German scientist Julius Wipfel is widely credited as the creator of the Eurasian. Intended to be the German answer to the Russian sled dogs, this is a hardy breed, well built and resilient. It seldom barks, but it does make a good watchdog, partly because of its wariness of strangers.
The alert, but often shy Eurasian is described by some as a one-person dog, not suitable for sharing the house with a family, because it tends to be fairly snappy. On the other hand, promoters of the breed sing praises to the Eurasier's loving and friendly personality. While usually tolerant of other dogs, some individuals are known to show very little patience for strange people, including children. Still, this is an impressive breed which will undoubtedly gain more popularity with time. The coat is long and straight, looking more fluffy than it really is, due to its abundance.
This lovely dog comes in a few solid colours, the most common being fawn, red, wolf-gray and black. The average height is around 22 inches.