Fédération Cynologique Internationale

The Kennel Club

United Kennel Club

Eurasian

(Eurasier)

Eurasier

Eurasian


ORIGIN

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FCI
Germany.

PUBLISHED

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FCI
06.01.1994.
KC
June 2006

UTILISATION

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FCI
Companion dog.

CLASSIFICATION

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FCI
Group 5Spitz and primitive types
Section 5Asian Spitz and related breeds
Without working trial

KC
Utility
UKC
Northern Breed

TRANSLATION

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FCI
Mrs. C. Seidler.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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FCI
In 1960 a breed was evolved by crossing a Chow Chow and a Wolfspitz. This was first called « Wolf-Chow » and then, after crossing with a Samoyed, was re-named « Eurasier » (Eurasian) and recognized by the F.C.I.
UKC
The Eurasian is a fairly new breed of dog that was created by crossing a Chow Chow and a Wolfspitz. At first they were called a Wolf-Chow, but after the addition of some Samoyed blood, the name was changed to Eurasian. The Eurasian was recognized by the United Kennel Club January 1, 1996.

GENERAL APPEARANCE

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FCI
Balanced, well constructed medium sized dog of Spitz type with prick ears and coat in varied colours. Length of coat should be such as still to reveal the body proportions. With medium bone.
KC
Medium size dog of spitz type with a wide variation of colours. Balanced, well constructed, slightly longer than high.
UKC
The Eurasian is a nicely balanced, well constructed, medium sized dog of Spitz type, with prick ears and moderate length of coat that comes in varying colors. Males should be masculine, and females feminine.

IMPORTANT PROPORTIONS

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FCI
Length of back slightly longer than height at withers. The ratio of length of muzzle and length of cranial region is almost equal.
KC
Devoted family companion.

BEHAVIOUR / TEMPERAMENT

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FCI
Self-assured, calm, even tempered with high resistance against any provocation. Watchful and alert without being noisy. Very strongly developed link to his family. Reserved towards strangers without being aggressive. No hunting instinct. For the full development of these qualities, the Eurasian needs constant close domestic contact with his family and understanding, yet consistent training.
KC
Self assured, calm, and of even temperament. Bonds strongly with its family. Reserved with strangers without any signs of aggression.
UKC
The Eurasian is a dog that was developed to be a family companion. It has no hunting instinct. The breed is self assured, calm and even tempered. It is very attached to its family but reserved, though never aggressive, towards strangers.

HEAD

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FCI
Balanced, not too broad skull. Shape of head seen from above and in profile, wedge-shaped. Bridge of nose and skull run parallel.
KC
Wedge shaped viewed from above and in profile. Flat skull of moderate width. Distinct frontal furrow and well defined occiput. Barely defined stop. Parallel planes to foreface and skull which are approximately equal in length. Cheeks barely pronounced. Tapering muzzle neither too coarse nor too pointed. Black, medium sized nose.
UKC
Viewed from either above or in profile, the head is wedge shaped, with the skull and muzzle being nearly equal in length and parallel to one another.

CRANIAL REGION

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FCI
Flat forehead with distinct frontal furrow. Well defined occiput.

Skull

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UKC
The skull is not too broad. The forehead is flat and there is a distinct frontal furrow and a well-defined occiput. The stop is barely defined.

Stop

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FCI
Barely defined.

FACIAL REGION

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Nose

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FCI
Medium size, nose leather with black pigmentation.
UKC
Medium size, with black pigment.

Muzzle

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FCI
Neither too coarse nor too pointed. Tapering towards the nose. Straight bridge of nose and straight mandibles.
KC
Lips close fitting with black pigmentation. Strong broad lower jaw. Perfect regular and complete scissor or level bite, i.e. upper teeth closely overlapping or meeting lower teeth and set square to the jaws.
UKC
The muzzle is tapered, but not pointed. The nasal bridge is straight. The lips are tight and have black pigmentation.

Lips

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FCI
Edges of lips tight with black pigmentation.

Jaws/Teeth

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FCI
Strong; broad dental in lower jaw. Strong complete set of teeth (42 teeth conforming to usual tooth formation). Bite either scissor or pincer. Upper incisors either fit closely over lower incisors or they meet. Premolars and molars set in one line without gaps. All teeth must be in vertical position to jaw.
UKC
The Eurasian has a complete set of evenly spaced, white teeth meeting in a scissors or level bite.

Cheeks

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FCI
Hardly pronounced.

Eyes

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FCI
Dark, medium size, not too deep set nor protruding. Lid aperture slightly slanting. Eye-rims with black pigmentation and tight fitting.
KC
Dark, oval, slightly slanting and medium size, neither deep set nor protruding. Close fitting, black pigmented rims.
UKC
The eyes are medium size, neither sunken nor protruding. They are dark in color and set slightly obliquely. The lids are tight, and have black pigmentation.

Ears

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FCI
Set apart by about the width of the base of an ear. Medium size and triangular. Prick ears with tips slightly rounded. Tips of ears and centre of stop should form a nearly equilateral triangle.
KC
Medium size, triangular, with slightly rounded tips. Carried pricked. Set apart about the width of the base of an ear. Tips of ears and stop almost form an equilateral triangle.
UKC
The prick ears are medium in size, triangular in shape, with slightly rounded tips. The distance between the ears is approximately the same as the width of the ear at the base. The tips of the ears and the center of the stop should form a nearly equilateral triangle.

NECK

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FCI
Of medium length, in balance with general appearance. Well muscled. Skin on throat tight fitting. Flowing transition to body.
KC
Well set on, well muscled and of medium length. Without throatiness.
UKC
The neck is medium length, well muscled, and flows smoothly into the body. There is no dewlap.

BODY

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FCI
Strong, not too short in back.
KC
Length of body from point of shoulder to point of buttock greater than height at the well defined withers. Back firm and straight with good length and width of loin. Croup broad, level and strong. Oval shaped ribcage reaching to elbows. Forechest well developed without exaggeration. Sternum extending well back. Slight tuck up.
UKC
Not too short in back. The chest is oval shaped and deep to the elbows, with a moderately developed forechest. The long sternum reaches far back. The withers are pronounced, and the back is firm and muscular. The loin is of good length and broad. The croup is straight, broad and strong. There is a slight tuck-up.

Withers

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FCI
Pronounced.

Back

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FCI
Firm and straight. Very well muscled.

Loin

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FCI
Of good length and width, very well muscled.

Croup

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FCI
Straight, broad and strong.

Chest

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FCI
Reaching to the elbows with oval shaped ribcage. Forechest well developed without being pronounced. Sternum long, reaching far back.

Underline and belly

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FCI
Slight tuck up.

TAIL

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FCI
Straight set on, round and firm, of good thickness, tapering towards the tip. Bushy hair. Carried lying forward over back or bent slightly sideways or rolled up. When hanging down, reaching the hocks.
KC
High set. Round and firm, of good thickness, tapering towards the tip. Carried forward, curved or curled over the back or to one side. When at rest and if hanging down, would reach the hocks.
UKC
Set on high, thick at the base, and tapering towards the tip, the tail is long enough to reach to the hock when it is hanging down. The tail is carried lying forward over the back, bent slightly sideways, or rolled up. It is covered with bushy hair.

LIMBS

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FOREQUARTERS

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FCI
Seen from front, straight and parallel in position. Seen from side, moderately angulated. Upper arm and forearm of almost equal length.
KC
Well muscled. Medium boned. Legs straight and parallel when viewed from the front. Shoulders slightly sloping. Moderate angulation. Upper arm of approximately equal length to forearm. Elbows held close to the chest. Pasterns strong and slightly sloping.
UKC
The shoulder blade and upper arm are well muscled, nearly equal in length and form a moderate angle.

Shoulder

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FCI
Well muscled. Lying slightly slanted.

Upper Arm

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FCI
Medium length, well muscled.

Elbow

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FCI
Close to chest.

FORELEGS

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UKC
Straight and parallel, with a medium length, well-muscled forearm. The elbows are close to the body and the pasterns slightly inclined.

Forearm

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FCI
Medium length, well muscled.

Pastern

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FCI
Pastern joint: Strong.
Pastern: Medium length, quite straight seen from front, seen from side, inclined slightly forward.

FEET

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KC
Oval, tight with moderately arched toes. Firm, well cushioned, black pigmented pads with thick hair between. Strong, dark pigmented nails.
UKC
Oval and tight, with moderately arched toes. The pads are firm and well cushioned. They are black in color, and thick hair grows between them.

Forefeet

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FCI
Oval; tigh, moderately arched toes. Strong nails with dark pigmentation. Firm, well cushioned, black pigmented pads. Thick hair between pads.

Hind feet

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FCI
Oval; tight, moderately arched toes. Strong nails with dark pigmentation. Firm, well cushioned pads. Thick hair between pads.

HINDQUARTERS

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FCI
Seen from behind, set straight and parallel. Seen from side, with moderate angulation. Upper and lower thigh of almost equal length.
Pelvis: Slightly slanting.
KC
Legs straight and parallel when seen from behind. Strongly muscled upper and lower thighs of almost equal length. Moderate turn of stifle. Sound, strong hocks turning neither in nor out. Rear pasterns of good length, vertical when viewed from the side.
UKC
The hindquarters are moderately angulated.

Thigh

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FCI
Medium length with strong muscle.

Stifle

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FCI
Solid, angle not too open.

HIND LEGS

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UKC
Straight and parallel when viewed from behind. The upper and lower thighs are muscular and approximately equal in length. The stifle is solid and not too straight. The rear pasterns are of good length.

Lower thigh

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FCI
Medium length, well muscled.

Hock joint

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FCI
Not set too low, stable, neither turning in nor out.

Hock

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FCI
Good length and breadth, vertical when seen from side.

GAIT / MOVEMENT

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FCI
Ground covering with plenty of drive and good forward stride.
KC
Moves with strides of moderate length. Straight coming and going.
UKC
Ground covering, with plenty of reach and drive.

SKIN

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FCI
Tight, pigmented.

COAT

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HAIR

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FCI
All over the body a thick undercoat and a medium long, loosely lying, guard hair. Short coat on muzzle, face, ears and front of legs. Tail, back of front legs (feathers) and hind legs (breeches) covered with long hair. Coat on neck only slightly longer than on body, not forming a mane.
KC
Harsh topcoat of medium length, loosely lying, with thick undercoat. Shorter on muzzle, face, ears and front of legs. The tail and backs of legs well feathered with long hair. Coat on neck slightly longer than on body without forming a mane. Tight, well-pigmented skin.
UKC
Double, with a medium length, loose outer coat and a thick undercoat. The hair on the muzzle, face, ears and front of legs is short. The tail, back of front legs and back of thighs are covered with long, thick furnishings. The coat on the neck is only slightly longer than on the body, not forming a mane.

COLOUR

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FCI
All colours and colour combinations are permitted with the exception of pure white, white patches or liver colour.
KC
All colours, and colour combinations are permitted, with the exception of white patches on body, pure white, or liver.
UKC
All colors and combinations of colors are permitted, with the exception of pure white, white patches, or liver.

SIZE

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FCI
The balance of the proportions is most important but the ideals to aim for are medium height and weight.
KC
Height at withers: dogs 52-60cms (20½ -23½ ins), bitches 48-56 cms (19-22 ins). Weight: dogs 23-32 kg (51-70½ lbs), bitches 18-26 kg (40-57 lbs). Ideal height and weight: dogs 56cm (22ins), 26 kg (57 lbs), bitches 52 cms (20½ ins), 22 kg (48½ lbs).
UKC
The ideal height for males is 22 inches, for females it is 20.5 inches. There is a tolerance of 1.5 inches in either direction. Ideal weight for a 22-inch male is 57 pounds; for a 20.5-inch female it is 48 pounds.

Height at withers

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FCI

Dogs 52-60 cm, bitches 48-56 cm.
Ideal: Dogs 56 cm, bitches 52 cm.

Weight

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FCI

Dogs 23-32 kg, Bitches 18-26 kg.
Ideal: Dogs 26 kg,Bitches 22 kg.

FAULTS

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FCI
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.
KC
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog and on the dog’s ability to perform its traditional work.

SERIOUS FAULTS

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UKC
Teeth: Undershot or overshot bite.

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

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FCI

  • Aggressive or overly shy.
  • Nervousness, shyness, excessive suspiciousness.
  • Lack of correct gender characteristics.
  • Absence of a single or several incisors or canines; absence of a single or several premolars 3 or 4, or single or several molars 1 or 2. Anomalies in bite.
  • Ectropion, entropion; eyes too deep set or too small.
  • Distichiasis (eyelashes arranged in two raws).
  • Semi-pricked or pendulous ears.
  • Kinky tail.
  • Strong lack of pigment.
Any dog clearly showing physical or behavioural abnormalities shall be disqualified.
UKC

Unilateral or bilateral cryptorchid. Viciousness or extreme shyness. Albinism. Semi prick or hanging ears.
Ears: Semi prick or hanging ears.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.