The Eurasier is a Spitz type dog that originated in Germany. The Eurasier breeding program began in 1960 by crossing Chow Chows with German Wolfsspitz. Later, the Samoyed was also added to improve character, appearance and health. Several different breeding kennels were formed to establish multiple lines of dogs. In 1973, the breed was renamed Eurasier and was recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale. The breed was intended to have the natural, "northern" look of the Spitz dog, but with a more calm demeanour to make it more suitable to family life.
The Eurasier was first brought to Canada in the early 1990's and was recognized with the Canadian Kennel Club in 1995. The Eurasier is assigned to the "Working Group" in CKC, however the breed does not have a true working history. The Eurasier is not currently fully recognized by the American Kennel Club, but upon recognition, it will be assigned to the "Non-Sporting Group". In the FCI countries, the Eurasier is assigned to "Group 5: Spitz and Primitive Types".
The Eurasier should be calm and even tempered, but with enough energy to participate in activities with its family. The Eurasier can be "reserved" with people that it does not know, however this should only ever mean that the Eurasier is not particularly interested in interacting with strangers. It should never be shy, nervous, fearful nor aggressive. That said, many Eurasiers are more outgoing and enjoy receiving affection from all people.