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Black Russian Terrier

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Black Russian Terrier
A Black Russian Terrier pulling a cart
Black Russian Terrier
Black Russian Terrier
Black Russian Terrier during the international show of dogs in Katowice - Spodek, Poland
The black Russian terrier is confident, calm, highly intelligent, brave and loyal. However, without proper training and socialization, they can become aggressive. It should never be timid, and will not hesitate to defend the people that it loves if it thinks they are threatened.

The Black Russian Terrier may seem aloof, but needs human companionship and bonds deeply to its family. They are wary of strangers and take a long time to warm up to unfamiliar people, thus they make excellent guard dogs.

Black Russian Terriers are dominant by nature and need confident owners who have experience handling similar dogs.

The Black Russian Terrier gives the impression of great strength, athleticism, and courage. It should be rustic (but not coarse) in appearance, and should not look as though its coat is sculpted or trimmed. It should never appear to lack substance or be weak in any way. Males should be noticeably more masculine than females.

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Black Russian Terrier Facts

The name of the domestic breed...
Black Russian Terrier
The area where the animal first came from...
Average Size:
The average length (L) or height (H) of the animal...
71cm (28in)
Average Weight:
The average measurement of how heavy the animal is...
68kg (150lbs)
Average Life Span:
The average time the animal lives for...
11 years
The domestic group such as cat or dog...
The colour of the animal's coat or markings...
Black, Grey
Average Litter Size:
The average number of babies born at once...
The way the animal thinks, behaves or reacts...
Brave, confident and courageous
The level of house-training needed for the animal...
Should be trained from an early age as they will become dominant