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Breed History


A relatively new Spitz-type dog breed originating in Germany. In the 1950's the Wipfel family started to undertake the creation of an ideal family companion dog.

Julius Wipfel, the 'father of the Eurasier' had many collaborators and enthusiasts who all worked to help make this dream a reality. In 1960 Wipfel clearly defined his goals in creating this new breed of dog. The aim was to create a medium size Spitz-type family dog. It was to be attractive, with beautiful and varied colour coats. The new breed was to be adaptable and suitable to different family lifestyles.

The initial breeding plan was one of mating a select group of German Wolfspitzes with early Chow Chows, which did not have the same appearance as today's Chows. The new breed was named 'Wolf-Chow'. Later, in 1972 after some debate amongst the leading Wolf-Chow enthusiasts, Wipfel chose to include the Samoyed. Soon after, the breed was recognised by the German Kennel Club (VDH) and the FCI in 1973 and was renamed the Eurasier.

There are now Eurasiers around the globe, mostly in Europe, and primarily in Germany, the country of origin. Being a fairly new introduction, the UK is only home to a relatively small number.

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