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Black Russian Terrier

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

About the Black Russian Terrier

Black Russian 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 defense.

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

Country
Russia
Group
FCI Group 2, AKC Working Group
Size category
Large
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

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