Black Russian Terrier

  • Size

  • Height

    Males – 27 to 30 inches, Females – 26 to 29 inches
  • Weight

    75 to 130 pounds
  • Coat

  • Color

    Black, may have a few gray hairs
  • Energy

  • Activities

    Police and Military Work, Search and Rescue, Tracking, Agility, Obedience, Schutzhund, Conformation
  • Indoor/Outdoor


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.

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