Best East European Shepherds in USA!.
The East-European Shepherd originated in 1920s-1930s as the result of crossbreeding German Shepherds with such Russian dog breeds as Caucasian dog, Central Asian dog and Laikas. The Soviet military, impressed by the German Shepherdâ€™s working abilities, wanted to create a similar Russian dog more suited for the climate, with stronger body and bite. The development of this Russian shepherd started in the Byelorussian region, and the breed was initially called the Byelorussian Owtcharka.
After the WWII the careful and systematic breeding was resumed, resulting in a new Soviet dog breed, the East European Shepherd, distinctly different from the German Shepherd. Its first standard was approved in 1964, while the new Russian dog became the main military and the KGB service breed.
The East European Shepherd is probably the most intelligent of the Russian guard dogs (Caucasian dog, Central Asian dog, Russian Sheepdog, Russian Terrier, and Moscow dog). It has not only an honorable protective instinct but also a very well-balanced character. This Russian shepherd is resistant and aggressive to strangers as well as fiercely loyal and affectionate to its family. It is very devoted and will protect its master at all costs.
When on guarding duty, the East European Shepherd usually keeps silence, which makes it a perfect watch dog. It is very trainable and obedient, making this breed a favorite of many professional dog trainers. This Russian dog doesnâ€™t have major health concerns. Its life span is 10-14 years.
FEMALE: 24 â€“ 28 inches 66-110 pounds
MALE: 26 â€“ 30 inches 77-130 pounds
There are no reported health concerns or issues for the East-European Shepherds.
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