Eurasier – Personality

Eurasier Temperament and Personality
The self-assured and calm Eurasier wants nothing more than to be close to his family He is a watchful and alert protector who is reserved but usually not aggressive toward strangers. He does best in a family where someone is home during the day. The Eurasier will enjoy going places with you, but he’s not especially fond of meeting people he doesn’t know. If you like to chat up strangers at the dog park and show off your friendly dog, he’s probably not the best choice. This is a dog who takes his time deciding whether he likes someone.
Within his family, the Eurasier gets along very well with children and other pets, especially if he is raised with them. Toward other dogs, he is not generally aggressive.
This breed’s activity level is adaptable. He enjoys daily walks but isn’t excessively active. The Eurasier is good at any dog sport that involves working closely with his people, including agility, obedience, and rally.
The three Cs work well with him: be calm, confident and consistent.
Start training your puppy the day you bring him home. Even at eight weeks old, he is capable of soaking up everything you can teach him. Don’t wait until he is 6 months old to begin training or you will have a more headstrong dog to deal with. If possible, get him into puppy kindergarten class by the time he is 10 to 12 weeks old, and socialize, socialize, socialize. However, be aware that many puppy training classes require certain vaccines (like kennel cough) to be up to date, and many veterinarians recommend limited exposure to other dogs and public places until puppy vaccines (including rabies, distemper and parvovirus) have been completed. In lieu of formal training, you can begin training your puppy at home and socializing him among family and friends until puppy vaccines are completed.
Talk to the breeder, describe exactly what you’re looking for in a dog, and ask for assistance in selecting a puppy. Breeders seethe puppies daily and can make uncannily accurate recommendations once they know your lifestyle and personality. Whatever you want from a Eurasier, look for one whose parents have nice personalities and who has been well socialized from early puppyhood.