Euro Mountain Sheparnese

75-90 lbs
United States
Bernese Mountain Dog
German Shepherd
Euro Mountain Shepanese

The Euro Mountain Sheparnese is a hybrid of the German Shepherd and the Bernese Mountain Dog breeds. The Bernese Mountain Dog is giant-sized while the German Shepherd is large. The Euro Mountain Sheparnese often maintains much of the Bernese Mountain Dog look; however, the size and weight of your Euro Mountain Sheparnese may vary significantly depending on the standard parents. The Euro Mountain Sheparnese is a designer dog and bred as a companion but also makes for an excellent guard dog given its size and alertness. Determining the potential traits of this hybrid can be difficult given the lack of detailed information and many owners review the parent breeds for more details on possible dispositions. The Euro Mountain Sheparnese is not a well-known hybrid but is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club, the Designer Breed Registry, the Designer Dogs Kennel Club, and the Dog Registry of America.

Companionship, guarding
Date of Origin
German Shepherd and Bernese Mountain Dog

Euro Mountain Sheparnese Health

Average Size
Male Euro Mountain Sheparnese size stats
Height: 25-28 inches Weight: 80-110 lbs
Female Euro Mountain Sheparnese size stats
Height: 23-26 inches Weight: 75-90 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Bloat
  • Meningitis
  • Endocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI)
Minor Concerns
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Cataracts
  • Cvi (Wobbler’S Syndrome)
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Corneal Dystrophy
  • Atopy Dermatitis
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Patellar Luxation
Occasional Tests
  • Eye Examination
  • Physical Examination
  • Skin Evaluation
  • Radiographs
  • Blood Analysis

Euro Mountain Sheparnese Breed History

The Euro Mountain Sheparnese is a hybrid of the German Shepherd and the Bernese Mountain Dog. The mix is a modern designer dog intended as a companion dog and does not have a long and well-known history. However, the German Shepherd is a long-time favorite dog and often crossbred with other dogs to achieve a healthier mix. Without a detailed history for this hybrid, owners should look at the parent breeds to understand the history and potential traits of the mix. The German Shepherd is a relatively young breed, having developed in the late 19th Century in Germany by Captain Max von Stephanitz, whose goal was the develop an all-around herding and farming dog in the region. Stephanitz spent years perfecting the program and eventually recognized more useful traits, such as guarding and protecting. Following World War I, popularity in the dog soared, which in America, was partly due to the Hollywood German Shepard personality, Rin Tin Tin. The dog known as Rin Tin Tin was rescued from a bombed-out kennel in France by an American corporal and returned home with his new owner to Los Angeles where he later starred in 26 movies. Anti-German sentiment forced a name change on the German Shepherd for several years but the American Kennel Club, who had recognized the breed in 1908, restored the name in 1931. The British Kennel Club did not restore the name until 1977, maintaining the Alsatian Wolf Dog name for many years. The popularity of the German Shepherd in America saw a decrease in breeding standards and an increase in hereditary diseases and conditions. Poor temperaments started manifesting as more people desired the German Shepherd. American breeding programs later imported German strains of the German Shepherd to restore the lines in America. Today, German Shepherds are a healthy, capable working breed. The Bernese Mountain Dog is of the Molosser family, brought to the Swiss Alps over 2,000 years ago with the invading Romans. Over time, the Swiss Mountain Dogs, later named Bernese Mountain Dogs, developed as excellent herders and farm help while tucked away in the Alps. By the late 19th Century, farming was significantly reduced in the region, and the Bernese Mountain Dog was facing a sharp decline. Thankfully, interest in preserving the national breeds increased and the Swiss Mountain Dog was first referred to as “Bernese” in 1902. Breeding programs of the Bernese Mountain Dog slowed during World War I but resumed after the war with imports to the United States and other European countries. However, breeding slowed again in Europe during World War II, and the breed died off in several countries outside Switzerland and the United States. Importation resumed in 1945, and the American Kennel Club recognized the breed in 1981 and adopted the current breed standards in 1991.

Euro Mountain Sheparnese Breed Appearance

The Euro Mountain Sheparnese’s looks can vary depending on which parent breed the hybrid most resembles, but most hybrids will stand taller than a German Shepherd but not as tall as the Bernese Mountain Dog. The Euro Mountain Sheparnese has a double coat with medium length hair that often resembles the Bernese. The white markings on the chest and feet often make people believe the hybrid is mixed with a Rottweiler. The head is in proportion to the body but is large with a long muzzle and medium-sized almond-shaped eyes. Eye color is dark, and the ears are pointed with feathering. The front legs are often shorter than the hind legs, and the feet are short and compact with large paws.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Euro Mountain Sheparnese eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Euro Mountain Sheparnese nose
Coat Color Possibilities
sable Euro Mountain Sheparnese coat
blue Euro Mountain Sheparnese coat
gray Euro Mountain Sheparnese coat
black Euro Mountain Sheparnese coat
brown Euro Mountain Sheparnese coat
cream Euro Mountain Sheparnese coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Euro Mountain Sheparnese straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Euro Mountain Sheparnese Breed Maintenance

The Euro Mountain Sheparnese is not a hypoallergenic dog and is known to shed year round. Daily brushing, especially during the warmer months, will help remove dead and loose hair as well as keep your Euro Mountain Sheparnese’s coat looking and feeling healthy. The hair around this hybrid’s ears are soft and long, so check and clean your dog’s ears as needed to remove any wax, dirt, or debris. Some lines of German Shepherds born in the United States are prone to dental disease and may be mixed with the Euro Mountain Sheparnese, so frequent teeth cleaning and brushing will help prevent periodontal disease. The nails on the Euro Mountain Sheparnese are strong and grow fast. Bi-monthly clipping is required to prevent tearing or splitting of nails if they are not worn down naturally.

Brushes for Euro Mountain Sheparnese
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Euro Mountain Sheparnese requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Euro Mountain Sheparnese Temperament

The Euro Mountain Sheparnese is an active, friendly dog that is affectionate with their families and requires daily interaction. Early socialization is important for this hybrid as the German Shepherd parent can be aloof. The Euro Mountain Sheparnese is not particularly leery of strangers but may bark in alarm, and this hybrid may not be dog friendly. Socialization with people, places, other dogs, and things will help this hybrid adjust much faster. The Euro Mountain Sheparnese is an intelligent mix and easy to train but its size andpotential temperaments do not make this an ideal dog for novice dog owners. Both parents are large dogs with high energy and high-intensity needs, so you can expect the Euro Mountain Sheparnese to have high exercise needs.

Euro Mountain Sheparnese Activity Requirements

The Euro Mountain Sheparnese is a mix of two high energy breeds and needs a fair amount of daily exercise to support its size and health. You can break up exercise time to a few 30 to 45 minutes sessions with daily jogs or frisbee in the park. However, you want to avoid vigorous exercise after eating or drinking in large volumes to prevent bloat. This is an intelligent mix, and mental stimulation is just as important to prevent destructive behaviors. Plan on playing games or giving your Euro Mountain Sheparnese a challenging task to engage his mind. The Euro Mountain Sheparnese is not well suited for small space living, given its size and exercise needs and does far better in the country with a large backyard. This mix also prefers cooler weather and has a high tolerance for cold temperatures.

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
14 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
180 minutes

Euro Mountain Sheparnese Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
4 cups
Daily Cost
$2.75 - $3.00
Monthly Cost
$80.00 - $90.00

Euro Mountain Sheparnese Owner Experiences

6 Months
3 People
House & Yard
Looks like Bernese but has shorter hair and only very small white markings. Happy, affectionate, and excitable like a German. Loving and patient with our crazy 3 year old little girl. Loves digging and going for walks and hikes. Loves raw eggs. Knows when it’s time to relax and when it’s time to play. Taught to sit in 5 minutes. Mostly potty trained after a week. We got him when he was only 12 weeks old. Very smart. Best dog I’ve ever had.
1 month, 3 weeks ago
10 Weeks
3 People
We love him... hes a well behaved puppy and looking forward to fun walks
2 months, 1 week ago
7 Years
2 People
walking and playing and running
my dog is a great dogs he makes me happy when im down and he's good to cuddle with cause he's so warm he also listens very well and we like the go out and play and go on walks
1 year, 7 months ago
9 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Bred/Raised German Shepherds during the 70's. Per DNA test [Mars Wisdom Panel] Whitney is 60% GSD, 25% BMD, 15% Golden Saluki. She has only the most wonderful characteristics of all 3 breeds. Truly the most wonderful creature I have EVER been blessed with. I can't find the right words to to do her justice. Sample: Beautiful, powerful, brave/courageous, kind & affectionate, loyal, blazing fast [when she was younger]. When the day comes to lose her, I will be wrecked.
1 year, 7 months ago
2 Years
2 People
He is very smart, nonagressive. Every who knows him, love hom too
1 year, 7 months ago
8 Weeks
4 People
House & Yard
She's just a baby but very sweet and loving
2 years ago
Book me a walkiee?
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