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Black Russian Terrier

Black Russian Terrier Facts

Common NameBlack Russian Terrier
Average Size71cm (28in)
Average Weight68kg (150lbs)
Average Lifespan11 years
ColourBlack, Grey
Average Litter Size5
TemperamentBrave, confident and courageous
TrainingShould be trained from an early age as they will become dominant

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Black Russian Terrier

The black Russian terrier is confident, calm, highly intelligent, brave and loyal. However, without proper training and socialisation, 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.