Russian Black Terrier in black and white

Russian Black Terrier

Bred for work, strong willed and particularly distrustful of strangers, Russian Black Terrier are able to adapt to different climates.

About the Russian Black Terrier

Russian Black Terriers are powerful dogs of above-average size, with solid bones and muscles. This active – even extremely energetic – breed is hardy, well balanced but lively, with an inclination toward strong defence.

This breed thrives on human contact and is very gentle when playing with children. They respond well to early training and are well suited to agility activities and dog sports.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Size category
Avg life expectancy
10–12 years

Athletic / Confident / Even-tempered / Protective / Resilient / Independent / Friendly / Loyal

Key facts

  • Requires a lot of grooming
  • Makes a great guard dog
  • Enjoys training