Black Russian Terrier

Black Russian Terrier

Males – 27 to 30 inches, Females – 26 to 29 inches
75 to 130 pounds
Black, may have a few gray hairs
Police and Military Work, Search and Rescue, Tracking, Agility, Obedience, Schutzhund, Conformation

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.

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.

Training Black Russian Terriers

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