Thinking about purchasing a Black Russian Terrier? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Black Russian Terrier breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Black Russian Terrier owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Black Russian Terrier and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Black Russian Terrier Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Black Russian Terrier and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Black Russian Terrier Breed Profile
The Black Russian Terrier is a large to massive dog who's black hair has a distinctive "fall" and a "beard" on their head. Known for appearing as if they can't see, Black Russians originally served in the Russian military. There are very few Terrier Noir Tusse in the U.S. today, as Russia has banned exportation of these giants. There is a more abundant amount of them in Russia where they serve as family pets and protectors. They need to be part of the family as this is a breed that will seek intense contact with humans. They want to please their owner, so they will try anything you ask of them! Blackies, as they have been called, were bred to be agile, tough, weatherproof and energetic. They are calm, courageous, and confident. They tend be wary of strangers, but are determined to protect the family at all costs. They may also be wary of stranger or dominant dogs, but are usually fine with pets and smaller dogs. The Black Russian Terriers are large, powerful dogs that are full of muscle. They have a thick double coat of medium - long hairs. Males are said to be noticeably more masculine than the females in appearance. They are stable and adaptable dogs. Black Russian Terriers are considered the jack-of-all-trades of dog-dom. These scruffy, affectionate soldiers are able to do almost anything: protection, herding, skijorring, obedience, tracking, sled dog, agility and show dog.
Other Names: Blackies, Chornyi Terrier, Terrier Noir Tusse, Russkji Tchornji Terrier.
27 - 30 inches; Females: 25 - 28 inches
Black, or black salt and pepper. Their color is a rich dark black uncommon
to most breeds.
Russian Terriers are brave, observant, intelligent, stubborn, alert, energetic,
and affectionate and gentle with family. It is wary and reserved around strangers,
however, and will protect its family. The Chornyi Terriers are calm, confident,
courageous and stable. Although reliable with their family, they can be quite
vicious when provoked.
Watch-dog: Yes. Suspicious
Black Russian Terrier
Care and Exercise: Coat
care should consist of brushing a minimum of 30 minutes/week. Black Russian
Terriers are a low shedding breed. It is recommended to see a groomer every
6 weeks. Exercise is important to the Black Russian Terrier and should consist
of long walks, as well as room to romp and play. Black Russian Terriers greatly
enjoy water and snow, as they originated in the cold regions of Russia.
Activity: Low in house,
high outside or in play areas. In general, they have a high activity level that
should be exercised.
Black Russian Terrier Health Issues: Although generally healthy dogs, health concerns may include hip and elbow dysplasia and eye problems such as PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy).
Life Span: 10 - 14
Country of Origin:
First Registered by the AKC:
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