Black Russian Terrier Dog Breed Information

  • AKA:n/a
  • Size:Large
  • Ease of Training:Medium
  • Grooming:Medium
  • Shedding:Low
  • Exercise Needed:Daily walk
  • Energy Level:Medium
  • Protection:Medium, barks
  • Good with Children:Yes
  • Health Clearances:OFA, CERF, also thyroid test
  • Weight:Male: 110-160, Female: 80-120 lbs
  • Height:Male: 26-30, Female: 25.5-28 inches
  • Coat Colour:black, black with some gray hair

Black Russian Terrier Coat

The virtually non-shedding hair is rough, hard, ample and extremely dense, between 1.6 and 3.9 inches long and covers the entire body with dense and well-developed undercoat. The coat forms a rough, bushy moustache on the upper lip and a beard on the lower lip. On the neck and the withers, the coat is longer and forms a mane. The forelegs down until the elbows and the hind legs until the thighs are covered by a rough and long coat.

Black Russian Terrier Character

Black Russian Terriers are intelligent, loyal, strong, enduring, courageous, self-confident protective and reliable. Balanced temperament and good trainability allow successful use in many working modalities and canine sports. Black Russian Terriers are a wonderful companion and a loyal family member.

Black Russian Terrier Temperament

Active, hardy large breed with stable temperament, but very lively, with strong reactions of defence: unwanted visitors are stopped. This dog is tough, brave, alert, and loyal. This breed gets along fine with children and other animals, provided proper socialization has taken place.

Black Russian Terrier Care

Weekly grooming with a brush and comb is required. The ears, nails and teeth require ample attention. Scissoring or clipping for a Black Russian Terrier is sufficient 3-4 times a year.

Black Russian Terrier Activity

This breed will do well in urban, suburban or country setting with reasonable amounts of exercise. Black Russian Terriers are happiest when doing some type of work, such as playing games, agility, obedience, or protection. Over-exercising when young can cause damage to growing bones, joints, and muscles.

Black Russian Terrier Health and Life Expectancy

The Black Russian Terrier has a life expectancy of 10-12 years. There are a number of health problems and disorders that are linked to this breed, and this includes PRA, HD, elbow dysplasia, hip problems, and allergies. The parents of the Black Russian Terrier puppy should have OFA and CERF certificates.