• Dec 18, 2019

In the ostochno-European sheep-dogs appeared at the beginning of the 20th century in the USSR in army nursery "Red Star" (Moscow). The Soviet dog breeders removed this breed for the office purposes.

The German shepherd became a prototype of the East European sheep-dog, however soon between them there was a number of differences which distance one breed from another more and more. VEO became the large, massive dogs suitable for patrol and guard duty. And now the East European sheep-dog quite strongly differs from the German.

 the East European sheep-dog in a photo profile

On a photo: East European sheep-dog. Photo: pxhere.com

The standard of breed the East European sheep-dog (EESD) appeared in 1976, however it was not independent breed, remaining a kind of breed a German shepherd (the East European type).

In the 90th years of the 20th century the history of breed the East European sheep-dog is marked out by crisis: the popularity of VEO sharply began to decline. They began to be crossed to German shepherds, however puppies turned out nevertheless similar to VEO. Nevertheless, crossing with German shepherds did good to breed the East European sheep-dog as helped to get rid of a number of shortcomings: vysokozadost, soft back, wrong structure of extremities. However, despite it, manufacturers still were skeptic in relation to the East European sheep-dogs. The breed was threatened by disappearance. And only thanks to few enthusiasts of the East European sheep-dogs it was succeeded to keep.

In 1991 in Moscow created "Merging of breeding nurseries of VEO". In 1999 created the General (uniform) genealogical book of knittings of the East European sheep-dogs (EESD). And in 2002. The Russian film logical service adopted the official standard of breed the East European sheep-dog.

Cynologists tried to obtain that the East European sheep-dog became the breed capable to carry out a wide range of works: protective, guard, sentry, search, convoy and patrol. Use these dogs as guides for blind people.

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