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Black Russian Terrier

Created after World War II, the Black Russian Terrier is one of the newest breeds in the world. Bred to be a powerful guard dog, this breed has a sharp sense of smell and double coat to protect him from harsh climates. Highly intelligent, the Black Russian Terrier is used by the Russian military. This easily trained breed needs moderate exercise, and his ruffled double coat requires extensive grooming.
Living Considerations
  • Good with children when properly trained
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living if sufficiently exercised
Did you know?
The Red Star military kennel in Moscow developed the Black Russian Terrier to be part of the Soviet Union’s national security force. Seventeen breeds were used to create the Black Russian Terrier including the Giant Schnauzer, Rottweiler, Airedale Terrier, and Newfoundland.
Also Known As:
Black Terrier
Tchiorny Terrier
Russian Black Terrier
Russkiy Tchiorny Terrier
Black Russian Terrier
  • Size Large
  • Height Males – 69 to 76 centimetres, Females – 66 to 74 centimetres
  • Weight 34 to 59 kilograms
  • Coat Medium-long
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour Black, may have a few gray hairs
  • Activities Police and Military Work, Search and Rescue, Tracking, Agility, Obedience, Schutzhund, Conformation
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both