Flat-coated Retriever vs Eurasier

Compare the Flat-coated Retriever to the Eurasier. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Flat-coated Retrievers and Eurasiers.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - The Eurasier is an excellent choice for new/inexperienced owners. The Flat-Coated Retriever is okay for new owners, but may not be as easy as the Eurasier.
  • Children - Both the Flat-Coated Retriever and Eurasier are great with children.
  • Grooming - Both breeds have low maintenance coats, but the Flat-Coated Retriever is easier to groom.
  • Barking - Both the Flat-Coated Retriever and Eurasier are very vocal and will bark/howl frequently.
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Flat-Coated Retriever vs Eurasier
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Red Eurasier
Breed NameFlat-Coated RetrieverEurasier
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoNo
Lifespan8-10 yrs.12-14 yrs.
Height22-24½ in.18-24 in.
Weight55-80 lb39-70 lb
IntelligenceHighHigh
History
Origin CountryUnited KingdomGermany
Origin Year1859 AD1960 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodVery Good
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Pet FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Stranger FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • Willing To Please
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Likes To Snuggle
  • Willing To Please
Living Environment
ApartmentNoYes
IndoorYesYes
Small YardYesYes
Medium YardYesYes
Large YardYesYes
Temperature Tolerance ¹20°F to 75°F20°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsVery OftenVery Often
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelHighMedium-High
Exercise RequiredHigh-Very HighMedium-High
Top Running Speed24 mph24 mph
StrengthHighHigh
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceMediumLow
SheddingMediumLow
DanderMediumLow
Drool AmountNone-LowNone

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameFlat-Coated RetrieverEurasier
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyYesNo
AverageYesYes
Focused & PatientNoYes
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageBelow Average
Burrow/DiggingBelow AverageAverage
ChasingAverageAverage
Follow CommandsAverageAverage
FightingBelow AverageBelow Average
GuardingBelow AverageAverage
HerdingBelow AverageBelow Average
HuntingHighBelow Average
ProtectionBelow AverageAverage
Remove VerminBelow AverageAverage
SleddingBelow AverageVery Low
WatchAverageAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameFlat-Coated RetrieverEurasier
Lifespan
Lifespan8-10 yrs.12-14 yrs.
Common Health Issues
CancerYesNo
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameFlat-Coated RetrieverEurasier
Coat
FurYesYes
HairNoYes
Coat Type
Double CoatYesYes
Coat Texture
WavyYesNo
StraightNoYes
Coat Length(s)
MediumYesYes
LongNoYes
Coat Color(s)
BlackYesYes
LiverYesNo
FawnNoYes
RedNoYes
SableNoYes
Wolf GrayNoYes