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 twice on the USEC Board of Directors over the past 7 years.
Currently I am blessed with 4 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 first carefully planned litter June of 2016, and haven’t looked back. Raising Eurasier puppies has been one of the most rewarding experiences I've ever had, and I am thrilled when I find wonderful, loving homes for my puppies.
I currently HOPE to have 1-2 litters each year over the next few years. Breeding can be challenging, so there is never a guarantee on timing.
Warm regards, Lisa Nilson, Shenandoah Eurasiers (Northern/Central Virginia)
Once Eurasier - always Eurasier