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East European Shepherd - Information on the Dog Breed, Breeders, Puppies and Characteristics


The East European Shepherd dog is basically known to be Russia’s reply to the German shepherd dog and hence East European Shepherd breeders are commonly found in various parts of Russia.



East European Shepherd puppies are usually born with a thick and dense coat which allows them to survive through the harsh winters that Russia is known for. In fact the East European Shepherd dog is also known for its warm undercoat which is actually used to make undergarments.





Characteristics of East European Shepherd Dog


The East European Shepherd dog breed is known to have a composed and calm demeanour and hence makes for a good family pet. However the East European Shepherd dog is also a good watchdog and is usually very suspicious and wary of strangers.



As far as its appearance is concerned the East European Shepherd dog breed is known to be a well developed and strong dog breed that is also very muscular. The dog of this breed is known to be a lot heavier and even larger than the bitches. The forehead of the East European Shepherd dog is a little rounded in appearance and the eyes of this breed of dogs are medium size and dark as well as oval shaped. In a typical adult East European Shepherd dog, the coat tends to be of medium length and is dense with a very well developed undercoat. The East European Shepherd dog is known to be a working dog breed and hence enjoys being occupied doing some work or the other at all times.

This breed of dogs is known to be fiercely loyal to its owners as well as be very intelligent, playful and make an excellent guard dog. Those who are keen on having a East European Shepherd  dog puppy or even an adult as a pet, should be very clear about the fact that the East European Shepherd dog breed requires plenty of exercise as it is a working dog and hence should be taken on regular jogs, runs or walks. As far as dog grooming is concerned the East European Shepherd dog breed requires daily grooming as they are known to shed heavily. In fact it is also advisable to bathe the East European Shepherd dog once a week as this will help in keeping the coat healthy as well as clean as much as possible. Although the East European Shepherd dog is considered to be a healthy breed, the breed is also known to be prone to skin allergies as well as hip dysplasia.

 

 
  Submitted on December 20, 2011