Illustration of Eurasier

In the 1940s German professor, Julius Wipfel, crossed Chow Chow and German Spitz in the hope of creating the perfect spitz dog. He mated the offspring of these first crosses to a Samoyed and then used a programme of line-breeding and in-breeding to stabilise type. As the Professor had used the best examples of European and Asian stock in his programme he used the hybrid word of Eurasier as the nomenclature for his breed. Like his forbears, the Eurasier is a spitz, now very popular in its native land as a companion dog. The breed was recognised by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale in 1973 and by the Kennel Club in 2003.

Breed Group
Vulnerable Native Breed
How much exercise?
Up to 1 hour per day
Length of coat
How much grooming?
Once a week
Supposedly sheds? *
Town or Country
Type of home
Small House
Minimum Garden Size
Over 10 Years

* If you are asthmatic or have an allergy, you should consult your medical advisor before considering obtaining a dog. More information can also be found on the Kennel Club website.

The Utility Breed Group

This group consists of miscellaneous breeds of dog mainly of a non-sporting origin, including the Bulldog, Dalmatian, Akita and Poodle.

The name ‘Utility’ essentially means fitness for a purpose and this group consists of an extremely mixed and varied bunch, most breeds having been selectively bred to perform a specific function not included in the sporting and working categories. Some of the breeds listed in the group are the oldest documented breeds of dog in the world.

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