North Star Eurasier Blog

North Star Eurasier Blog
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Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Deep Freeze

Long time no post! But here we are again - although mostly staying inside as the Northeast of  the U.S. is under a big cold spell. 

While Eurasiers love the cold and enjoy so much to play in the snow they are not quite so excited at the moment as the snow is more or less solidly frozen and the dogs just slip and slide. The wind chill is currently around -26 degrees Celsius and the dogs are not pleased with those conditions either. They beg me to go out, only to take a few steps, feel the freezing air and come back in. For Maja, who is 12 1/2 years old, it is hardest to walk around on this kind of icy snow but Maja is a trooper and she ventures out to take her rounds in our large back yard. We are trying hard to "think spring" and can't await to be out in fields and woods again.

Until spring comes around and if you are a Eurasier owner in North America, join the North American Eurasier group on Facebook. Posting photos and talking Eurasier can help to bridge the time until the first Eurasier walks occur again! Maybe you meet some new Eurasier friends who live in your area. Wouldn't it be fun to meet in person?

I would like to let all of my Eurasier Magazine recipients know that the spring edition of "Eurasier International" will not be published in time by the end of March due to some time restrictions that I am facing but I hope to bring  interesting topics and pictures from Germany once the issue will be ready to go. 

Stay warm, Eurasier friends! Contributions and subscriptions for the magazine are always accepted at I will be pleased to include your submissions.

Talk to you soon, Ute with Maja, Joy, Enya and Ziva
Joy and Ziva

Saturday, June 21, 2014

By now our second Eurasier Magazine was published and I am extremely happy about the feedback that I have received on both issues.

I am thankful and humbled and it gives me the desire and energy to continue to work for this beautiful breed :-)  Thank you to everyone who gave me feedback!  The Eurasier is a special dog breed and its community is too. Let's keep it that way and always keep this breed safe............

If anyone has any contributions or pictures for the fall issue, feel free to send it to me and I will include it.

Once Eurasier, Always Eurasier!!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Happy Birthday, pretty Maja Mou

Happy Birthday, beautiful Miss Maja!

You are twelve years old now and are as sweet and beautiful as ever. Twelve years ago we picked you up in Germany from your breeder, Annelie Feder, who raised you and your siblings and prepared you for life. And it showed. You were not afraid of anything, you were so full of happiness and joy, an imp, who stole Vanessa's heart in no time when she saw you first. She picked you, she knew you would be the one - and right she was. You have always been our sunshine and you still make us happy every day. You still have a special bond with Vanessa - as if you knew that she chose YOU! The tiny Maja puppy turned into a beautiful representative of the breed and got the admiration of many a judge. You are the only one of my dogs who always loved the show ring - you walked in the shoes of your famous mom and grand-mom. You are the first USEC Champion and at the age of almost twelve, you still won the Best In Show last autumn. You were always our little run away in the woods - but you always came back. You were the only one of my pups who really swam in the water like a little tug boat and you still like to "hunt" frogs in the lake. And the funniest situation with you: We were in the show ring and ran towards the end of it - and you wanted to show that you can do agility too and took a big leap over the rope at the end of the show ring. And we do not want to forget that you gave us a beautiful litter of puppies.You are our sweet Maja Mou and we hope that you will still be with us for a long, long time!! We all love you soooo much! Thank you, Anne, for giving this girl to us <3
Maja shortly after we brought her home from Germany
Vanessa and her Maja - 12 years ago
Two beauties in the show ring

Sunday, April 13, 2014

My dear Eurasier friends,

I am excited to say that my little newsletter will go out tonight.

It will be emailed to my personal United States Eurasier connection distribution list that I assembled. Should I have missed you accidentally or should anyone in Canada, other than those individuals who have already informed me, want to be added to the mailing list, please contact me at

I hope you enjoy it and I will be looking forward to any feedback.

Ute with Maja, Joy, Enya and Ziva

Friday, April 11, 2014

"Eurasiers International" -- coming soon!

Hello my North American Eurasier friends,

As you probably all know by now, I retired from the USEC Board of Directors in March. But can a "die-hard" Eurasier lover live without any Eurasier project?  No, of course, she cannot :-) !!!

So I thought long and hard what I would enjoy. Since I love to write, to research, and since I am very fond of Eurasier photography - and not only of taking photos but also of admiring the work of the many talented photographers out there - the idea of "publishing" my own little Eurasier newsletter came to mind. "Eurasiers International" was born. The newsletter is not affiliated with any of the North American Eurasier clubs and it will not be any competition to their wonderful club newsletters. "Eurasiers International" intends to concentrate more on "international" Eurasier and general canine news and, of course, also on pictures that I would like to make available to all Eurasier owners here in North America. But I would, of course, also love to see stories, pictures and information that our North American Eurasier community would like to share with me to be included in the next issue. So think of me when you have a pretty picture or story, some valuable information, some questions or concerns. I think the Eurasier is special and unique - and so is our North American Eurasier scene. May we always stay so close-knit. The first edition of the newsletter is coming out soon and will be emailed by me to my personal Eurasier connections. If you would like to receive a copy too, just send me an email to and a newsletter will come your way. Enjoy the weekend and give your pups an extra hug!