North Star Eurasier Blog

North Star Eurasier Blog
Nordstern's Belle Ode to Joy

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Hi everyone!  Have you checked out some of the changes on our North Star Eurasier website yet? No?
Then go to www.northstar-eurasiers.com and check it out. You can read information on our visit to the Annual Meeting of the IFEZ (International Federation of Eurasier Breeding), you can contact us and let us know if you would like to participate in one of our US Eurasier walks and can even contact us if you have a new puppy and we will introduce your new puppy to the US Eurasier community! We are looking forward to hearing from you!


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Slowly but surely we are ready for some warmer weather. The snow won't melt because of the low temperatures and the wind out here is rough. The dogs don't even want to be out anymore.
Even Joy with her thick coat looks chilly in the cold.....brrrrrr!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Memories of a Eurasier Mentor

I am currently in the process of re-organizing the tremendous amount of Eurasier photos that I have accumulated. It is a lot of work but it is also a lot of fun as you go through all of your photos again and find many that you have not seen for a while and you remember the stories they tell you.
This is a picture of Barbara Post who left us much too early.I took it in Marmora, Canada where Barbara visited one of our big North American Eurasier gatherings. She taught me so much about this tremendous breed, shared many of her and her husband's amazing photos and even took the time to help me build my first website.
Barbara, you were an amazing woman, with so much knowledge, love and and enthusiasm for this breed. You are still missed.



Monday, January 20, 2014

Ohhhh, my four girls are so excited as they heard the weather forecast for tomorrow: snow!!! They all love the snow, run around in it, roll in it, and even eat it!  I hope to get a couple of new snow pictures if it is not coming down too hard!



Thursday, January 16, 2014

Yes, the girls are ready for a little trip. They so love to go places and are great travelers. It is amazing how they sense that they might go somewhere with their "mom" as they watch my every move when I grab my duffel bag and pack some things. They stick around me, and make sure that they are all set and will, for sure, not be forgotten. Without you, my furry friends, life would only be half as enjoyable!! So, let's go out for a little trip and a walk my girls.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Beauty Day

Today was grooming day for my four ladies. It is important to me to keep up with their coat care and therefore, like clock-work, every two weeks all four of them are groomed from head to toe. Not that they are necessarily all happy about it - but - with lots of good words, treats, hugs and patience we get it done. 
Joy is mostly volunteering as she wants to be first in line and usually she is quite cooperative although she is my only spayed dog and her coat changed after the castration due to the hormonal change. She no longer undergoes the bi-annual shedding of the undercoat and the coat in general became a lot denser. But we are still lucky as many castrated Eurasiers have quite an unmanageable coat.  But the key is - to keep up with it and to make sure that you always comb the coat down to the skin. It does not help to just brush over the top of the dog. Make sure to part the hair and comb down to the skin so that the undercoat cannot mat.

Enya was second. Not happy, but she comes when called although VERY slowly. Although her coat is not too long, the undercoat is dense and sometimes it feels as if you try to get your comb through a cotton ball.
But she is a good girl and we get her done without a problem (although she hates it when I comb her tail).

Maja followed and was done in no time as the poor girl has shed her entire undercoat and she just needed to be combed for a couple of minutes and I trimmed her pantaloons in shape as she really looked a little like "raggedy Maja". But now she is pretty again and hopefully in full coat soon.

Oh yes.....and then came Ziva...... This girl has the thickest, densest coat of them all and needs a lot of time. The mane is a challenge.....soft as silk but thick as that of a lion. The good part though.. Ziva melts into your lap and just lies there and lets you groom her as long as you are gentle. Only when it comes to the pantaloons she would much rather run and I need someone to hold her for me or put her on a leash and she is GONE!

The result - four good-looking nicely groomed Eurasier who have never ever seen a groomer :-)


Saturday, January 11, 2014

Hello Eurasier Friends,
Welcome to the North Star Eurasier blog where we hope to keep you updated on how our pack is doing, share some pictures, stories or interesting facts about our Eurasier breed in the US and Europe.  Hope this will be fun!!
Here Enya enjoys the fresh snow that we still had yesterday while it was pouring today and none of the dogs were eager to set a paw outside of the door!