I have always been a lover of all of the Spitz breeds, having owned a Samoyed, Siberian, and Malamute/wolf hybrid over the past 30 years. I came across the Eurasier in a dog breed book back in 2004, fell in love with the photo, and was eventually lucky enough to get a pup from Canada in 2006.
It was never actually a goal to become a breeder. I simply wanted a dog that could serve in a therapeutic role for struggling family members, as well as be a beloved family pet. I soon discovered, as many have, that for me - one Eurasier is just not enough! This amazing breed is so special, sensitive and intuitive. I went through the difficult process of having to wait for a second puppy - that took a couple of years. Then in 2012, I finally managed to get a second Eurasier, this one a sweet import from Austria. I am so happy with these dogs and the joy they bring to my family.
With owning 2 dogs, I became active in the USEC community, and have served on the USEC Board of Directors. Through my new USEC connections, more good things happened!! Sometimes you just have to be in the right place at the right time ... so now ... I am blessed with 5 amazing Eurasiers. With the support and guidance of another Eurasier breeder, I was encouraged to take the next step of sharing the breed. I had my carefully planned litter June of 2016, followed by another in 2017, and again in 2018. Raising Eurasier puppies has been one of the most rewarding experiences I've ever had, and I am thrilled to find wonderful, loving homes for my litters.
For 2020 and 2021, I currently HOPE to have 2 litters each year - one in the Spring, and one in the Fall, but all depends on the dogs and health test results.
Warm regards, Lisa Nilson, Shenandoah Eurasiers (Northern/Central Virginia)
Once Eurasier - always Eurasier