Fédération Cynologique Internationale

The Kennel Club

Eurasian

(Eurasier)

Eurasier


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

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.

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.

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.

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.

CRANIAL REGION

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

Skull

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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).

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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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.


Anatomical Features of the dog

N.B.:

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