East-European Shepherd

USD $800-$1000 Price Avg.

Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)


Cross Breed

Breed Type



10-14 years


Breed Information

Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs)
Popularity/Rank 385
Origin Russia Belarus
Other Names Byelorussian Ovcharka, VEO, Vostochnoevropejskaya Ovcharka
Breed Type Cross Breed
Price (Avg.) USD $800-$1000
How much does it cost to purchase a East-European Shepherd?
The price of a East-European Shepherd will vary from breeder to breeder as well as from place to place. As a rough guide, you should expect to pay between $800 to $1000 per East-European Shepherd if you purchase from a reputable breeder. Prices will be higher for show-quality dogs with a distinguished pedigree. Adult dogs who have already been trained may cost even more. It is usually less expensive to adopt a East-European Shepherd through a shelter.
Size Large
Weight Male: 77–132 pounds (35–60 kg),
Female: 66–110 pounds (30–50 kg)
Height Male: 26-30 inches (66-76 cm),
Female: 24-28 inches (61-72 cm)
Lifespan 10-14 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Protection.
Date of Origin 1899
Ancestry German Shepherd

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Dense
Coat Colors Black, Blue, Tan, White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown, Hazel, Blue, Amber, Green
Nose Color Possibilities Black, Brown, Liver, Pink
Coat Color Possibilities Black, White, Gray, Tan, Red, Sable, Blue, Silver, Fawn
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Medium
Coat Texture Wiry
Recommended Brushes Slicker brush, Pin brush, Undercoat rake, Shedding blade, Nail clippers.
Brushing Frequency 2-3 times per week

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Aggressive, Defensive, Intelligent, Loyal, Playful, Protective, Sportive
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers average to cold weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
Drooling tendency
Activity Level Moderate
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 20 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 60-90 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 5 to 6 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 3-4 cups
Daily Cost $50-$100
Monthly Cost The cost of owning an East-European Shepherd dog can vary greatly depending on the individual dog and its needs. Generally, the cost of food, veterinary care, and other supplies can range from $50 to $150 per month.


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the East-European Shepherd have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 4-10 puppies (Once a year.)


The East-European Shepherd dog is a large and powerful breed of dog that originated in Eastern Europe. It is a working breed, originally bred for herding and guarding livestock. The East-European Shepherd has a strong, muscular body with a broad head and muzzle. Its coat is usually short to medium length, with colors ranging from black to tan or white.

The average lifespan of the East-European Shepherd is 10 to 12 years. They typically weigh between 60 and 90 pounds, with males being larger than females. The height of the breed ranges from 22 to 26 inches at the shoulder.

The East-European Shepherd has an even temperament and is loyal and devoted to its family. They are intelligent dogs that are eager to please their owners, making them easy to train. They are also protective of their family members and can be aggressive towards strangers if not properly socialized as puppies.

East-European Shepherds are generally friendly with other dogs, cats, children, and other animals when properly socialized as puppies. However, they may become territorial if not given enough exercise or mental stimulation on a regular basis.

The temperament of the East-European Shepherd can vary depending on its environment; they can be calm in quiet homes but more active in busier households where there’s more activity going on around them. They need plenty of exercise every day in order to stay healthy both physically and mentally; without it they may become destructive or aggressive out of boredom or frustration.

In terms of health issues, the East-European Shepherd is generally considered a healthy breed but may be prone to hip dysplasia or elbow dysplasia due to its size and weight; regular vet checkups are recommended for early detection of any potential problems before they become serious issues later on down the line..

When it comes to adaptability level, the East-European Shepherd does well in most environments as long as it gets enough exercise every day; however it may not do well in apartments due its size unless given plenty of space for running around outside each day.. As pets they make great companions for active families who have time for daily walks or hikes together; they also make good guard dogs due their protective nature towards their family members..


The East-European Shepherd dog is a large breed of dog that was developed in the countries of Eastern Europe. The breed is also known as the Russian Shepherd, Ukrainian Shepherd, and Byelorussian Shepherd. The East-European Shepherd was developed from the German Shepherd and was used as a working dog on farms and in the military. The breed almost became extinct during World War II, but was saved by a few dedicated breeders. The East-European Shepherd became popular in the United States in the 1970s and is now recognized by the American Kennel Club.

The East-European Shepherd is a large, muscular dog with a long head and muzzle. The ears are erect and the eyes are almond-shaped and dark brown. The coat is thick and dense, with a variety of colors including black, tan, gray, and white. The East-European Shepherd is an intelligent and loyal dog that makes an excellent working dog or family pet.