When shopping for collars, look for ones in a soft material that will not break the fur around your Eurasier's neck. White Pine collars, developed for Samoyeds originally, are popular amongst the double-coated breeds. Victra's standard collar is the White Pine Soft Slip collar, 9/16", size medium. If I had to order again, I would've gotten the 9/16" in a size small or a 1" in a size medium. You likely will not need an adult collar until your pup reaches about 6 months of age.
There are mixed thoughts on harnesses. While they are advertised as being helpful to reduce the strain on a dog's neck if they are heavy pullers, harnesses also encourage pulling by a) distributing the weight more evenly around their body so they can pull harder and b) acting as a counterforce to make dogs want to lean forward even more.
The best way to teach a dog to not pull is constant, consistent training. It's not easy and even at three years of age, we are still working on it, but it's best to not have to rely on a singular tool to prevent a behaviour from happening.
If you decide to use a harness regardless, please do not use harness where there is a straight band across the front of the dog's chest. Most of the time, these harnesses fit the dog very poorly, causing it to restrict the natural extension of the dog's legs when moving. This restriction can cause irreparable damage to a dog during the developmental phase.
Example of a harness that restricts movement: PetSafe EasyWalk harness
Here's a great blog post + video outlining the different styles of harnesses.
If you must get a harness, we've had good success with the Blue-9 Balance Harness (the medium fits Victra well). Other Eurasier owners also have good feedback on the Ruffwear harnesses. Note that we've since learned that the Blue-9 Balance Harness is not great for tracking, so if you plan to do tracking as a sport, you'll need to use another harness.
We are strong advocates of crate training for the first 1-2 years of your puppy's life. Rather than viewing it as trapping them in a cage, think of it as creating a safe space for your pup where they will never be bothered. Dogs are den animals and prefer a dark, enclosed space. They typically prefer not to eliminate in the same space they sleep, so if you're diligent about letting them out regularly, you shouldn't have a problem with accidents. Finally, crates are required for the majority of dog sports, so if you intend to go to conformation shows, agility, obedience, etc., your dog should be trained to be comfortable inside their crate.
For a puppy, it is beneficial to get a crate with a divider that can be moved as they grow. You don't want the space to be too big that they'll be able to sleep in one corner and eliminate in another. For most Eurasiers, a 34-40" crate with a puppy divider should be a good size as long as they have enough room to sit up straight and turn around. If you plan to keep your dogs in their crate for longer periods of time, you may consider getting a larger crate.
For recommended grooming supplies and tools, please check out the Grooming & Care page.