Black Russian Terrier
- Dog Breed Group
- Terrier Dogs
- Origin of Breed
- Former Soviet Union, military working dog.
- Life Expectancy
- 10 - 14 years
- Two to four inches, coarse, dense, weatherproof, wiry and bristly but close lying wavy.
- Exercise Needs
- Exercise is important and should consist of long walks, room to romp and play.
- The Black Russian Terrier is brave, observant, intelligent and stubborn. He enjoys training and has a desire to please his maste
- Good with Children
- Usually good with children. Most find them fascinating. Good with other pets in the family. Some do not like non-family dogs.
- Grooming Needs
- Coat care should consist of brushing a minimum of 30 minutes/week, he is a low shedding breed. Recommended to see a groomer ever
- Average Size - Male (in)
- 27 - 29
- Average Size - Female (in)
- 26 - 28
- Average Weight - Male (lbs)
- 85 - 140
- Average Weight - Female (lbs)
- 85 - 140
- Health Issues
- Hip and elbow problems can be seen.v
- Living Conditions
- Does NOT do well in a kennel. Must live in the household. For a large dog, they make good pets in an apartment, if you spend tim
The Black Russian Terrier is a large to massive dog who's black hair has a distinctive "fall" and a "beard" on head. They want to please their owner, so will try anything you ask them! The Black Russian Terrier is considered a jack of all trades of dog-dom. Able to do almost anything: protection, herding, skijorring, obedience, tracking, sled dog, agility and show dog. Developed by the government kennels as a military working dogs just after World War II, his ancestors include the Giant Schnauzer who was crossed with the Airedale, Rottweiler and a local dog called the Moscow Retriever.
He needs to be part of the family as he is a breed that will seek intense contact with humans.
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