Eurasier Dog Breeds
Height at the withers: Males 52 – 60 cm, Females 48 – 56 cm
Average weight: Males 23 – 32 kg, Females 18 – 26 kg
The charming Eurasier has inherited many of their parent breed traits, both physical and temperament-wise. They boast having the striking almond-shaped eyes and the wedge-shaped head of the Spitz paired to a charming, gentle and affectionate nature of both parent breeds. Their heads are quite wide with dogs having a distinct furrow at the front of their faces and together with a nicely defined occiput (back of their heads) it adds to their quite charming looks. They only have a very slight stop and their muzzles taper gently with dogs having a medium sized black nose.
Their eyes are oval shaped, dark in colour and slanting with black pigmented rims. Ears are triangular and medium in size with the tips being slightly rounded. Dogs carry their ears pricked and they are set nicely apart on their heads. The Eurasier has a strong jaw with a perfect scissor bite where their upper teeth neatly overlap their lower ones. Their necks are set well and muscular being moderately long. Forequarters are muscular with a moderate amount of bone with dogs having strong, straight front legs and slightly sloping shoulders.
The Eurasier has a compact, well-muscled body with firm, well-defined withers, straight backs and a nice width to their loin. Their croup is level, strong and broad with dogs boasting an oval shaped ribcage that reaches down to their elbows. Their forechests are well developed and bellies slightly tucked up which adds to a dog’s athletic appearance. Their back legs are straight, strong with dogs having well-muscled upper and lower thighs.
Feet are oval shaped with tight, nicely arched toes and well cushioned firm black paw pads that have thick hair in between them. Their nails are strong and dark in colour. Tails are set high being firm and round with a good amount of thickness, but this tapers to the tip. Dogs carry their tails forward whether it’s curved or curled over their backs. Some dogs carry their tail forward and to one side. When relaxed, an Eurasier lets their tail hang down, but they always carry it up and curled when excited or alert.
When it comes to their coat, the Eurasier boasts having a double coat that consists of a harsh topcoat that’s moderate in length and which lies loosely to a dog’s body and a much thicker, softer undercoat. The hair on a dog’s muzzle, face, ears and on the front of their legs is shorter. However, the hair on their tails and on the backs of their legs are nicely feathered with much longer hair. It’s also longer around a dog’s neck which forms their distinctive mane. Accepted breed colours for Kennel Club registration are as follows:
- Black & Tan
- Cream Black Mask
- Fawn & Black
- Red & Black
- Red Black Mask
- Red Fawn
- Red Sable
When an Eurasier moves, they take moderate strides covering a lot of ground when they do.
The Kennel Club frowns on any exaggerations or departures from the breed standard and would judge the faults on how much they affect a dog’s overall health and wellbeing as well as their ability to perform.
Males should have both testicles fully descended into their scrotums and it is worth noting that a dog can be a little lighter or heavier as well as slightly taller or shorter than set out in the Kennel Club breed standard which is only given as a guideline.
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