The Black Russian Terrier was originally developed as a guard dog and is one of the newer breeds of dog.
Russian Bear Schnauzer
Russian Black Terrier
Russkji Tchornji Terrier
Body: Large and powerful body with a deep, wide chest, large bones and well- developed muscles
Coat: Hard and tousled outer coat with a thick, soft undercoat
Color: Black or black with very minimal amounts of gray
Ears: Small, triangular-shaped and set high
Eyes: Medium size, dark brown and round with black rims
Feet: Large, thick, and round with firm pads and dark nails
Head: Broad and powerful with a well developed occiput, flat forehead, black nose, and densely furred
Legs: Forelegs are straight, muscular, and well boned. Hind legs are very muscular, and angled with long, sloping stifles
Neck: Thick, powerful, and very muscular
Weight: 80 – 143 pounds (36 – 65kg)
Height: 25 – 29 inches (64 – 74cm)
Tail: Very short and carried upward
Recommended for experienced handlers only
Said to be good with children
The Black Russian Terrier is a fearless, powerful, and protective breed with a mind of his own. This is a very large and determined dog who will quickly take control if you are not an experienced handler. He will be devoted to his family and will instinctively and willingly guard his territory and his family from harm.
Because of his self-assured, strong personality and his large, powerful stature, it’s best if he is schooled in obedience as a young pup. If trained properly, your Black Russian Terrier will make a wonderful companion.
This is a companion dog who thrives on human contact. He will not fair well in a kennel but will be well-behaved indoors and will desire to be by your side whether inside or outdoors. The Black Russian Terrier excels in obedience and agility in competitions.
They love people and want to be around them, however they may take awhile to warm up to other dogs or strangers. Despite their name, this dog breed isn’t actually considered a true terrier. Black Russian Terriers have well-developed muscles and large bones, and are highly intelligent. This makes them the ideal guard dog to deter people or other animals from encroaching on your property.
AKC Group: Working Group
Russian Black Terriers have a keen sense of smell and can cope with extreme climates
Care and Grooming
Exercise: Will adapt to indoor life but need regular exercise to keep them fit, trim
Grooming: Professional grooming is a must with regular weekly brushing between visits. Keeping the ear canals clean and dry, and their feet well trimmed is important for their health
Life Expectancy: 10 – 11 Years
No serious inherited health problems
Otitis (ear inflammation) – keep the ear canals clean and dry.
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